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Never Fail Chicken Gravy Without Drippings

This recipe includes a few optional variations depending on what you have on hand. Cornstarch can be used in place of flour to create a wonderful gluten-free gravy. Getting the right texture and seasoning is the key. I do recommend adding at least one or more of the optional ingredients to gain great flavor.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Chicken Gravy, Comfort food, Easy to Make
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
n/a 0 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 77kcal
Author Christy
Cost $4


  • 4 tablespoon Butter
  • 3 tablespoon Corn Starch or Flour
  • Cups Cups Chicken Broth Chicken drippings can be substituted in place of broth.
  • 1 teaspoon Minced Garlic
  • Salt & Pepper to Taste

Optional to Season. Use at least one.

  • 1 teaspoon Poultry Seasoning
  • 2-3 tablespoon Splash of Dry White Wine
  • 3 tablespoon Chicken Drippings
  • 1 Bouillon Cube Withoiut water and equal to 1 Cup.


  • Preheat saucepan on medium-low heat.
  • Add butter to hot saucepan.
  • Shimmy in cornstarch or flour, one tablespoon at a time.
  • Use a whisk to break down any lumps before adding the next tablespoon.
  • Stir and cook until lightly golden brown in color to create a roux, approx 4-6 minutes.
    Stir and cook until lightly golden brown in color to create a roux
  • Add broth and season with salt, pepper, and garlic.
  • Add the optional splash of white wine, poultry seasoning, or drippings and simmer on medium heat.
  • Stir occasionally to ensure the gravy is not sticking to the bottom of the pan. Lower the heat if it is.
  • Reduce heat to low and simmer once the gravy thickens for a few minutes before serving.
    gravy in a blue saucer


Calories: 77kcal