Groovy Chicken Gravy Recipe

Nix the take-out and create your own delightful chicken gravy using this recipe, cooked to perfection that compliments your favorite fried chicken or biscuits.

Groovy Chicken Gravy Recipe
Chicken Quick and Easy Savory

Prep Time: 8 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 28 minutes

Origin of the dish

Gravy is a sauce mostly made of juices of meats like chicken broth, beef broth and more. Its origin may go back as early as the Revolutionary war, however a lot of food writers and culinary historians believed its birthplace in Southern Appalachia in the late 1800s. Aside from meat juices or broth, it is also added with flour or cornstarch to thicken its texture and made tasty with spices like black pepper, onions and garlic.

When is it typically served?

Gravy is commonly eaten as a dipping sauce by many dishes, but the most popular is the fried chicken. Especially for children, their fried chicken treat would not be completed without the complement of chicken gravy. Also in the United States, they commonly eat gravy with Thanksgiving foods like turkey, mashed potatoes and stuffing.

Kitchen Utensils you need!

Making chicken gravy is quite simple and easy, you just need the following kitchen utensils: • Cutting board • Cutting knife • Mixing bowl • Skillet • Cooking pan • Spatula

Chicken gravy’s primary ingredients – Chicken broth.

Since gravy is primarily made of meat juices, chicken gravy is made particularly of chicken broth. Chicken broth can naturally be made at home using water in which chicken parts have been simmered. However, you can also use ready-made cubes and powders which can be a good substitute for natural chicken broth or chicken extracts. They can be bought at any convenient stores nearby your place. Chicken broth contains essential fatty acids and proteins which can help your body build and repair healthy muscle, bone, skin and blood cells.

Interesting Facts

• In the UK, a Sunday roast is usually served with gravy • Red-eye gravy is a gravy made from the drippings of ham fried in a skillet or frying pan.

Tips and Tricks

• If you are in a hurry you can buy ready-made cubes or powder in the nearest store as a good substitute for natural chicken broth. • Everyone’s been asking what is the one ingredient that can make your gravy even better. Well here it is – Soy Sauce. • To give your gravy a good texture, dissolve your thickener first in a water before mixing it to your gravy mixture.


  • 2 tablespoons of flour
  • 1 tablespoon of corn starch
  • 5 tablespoons of cool or room temperature water.
  • 3 cups of chicken broth or chicken stock.
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper (freshly ground preferred)
  • 1/8 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 small onion


  1. Add chicken stock to soup pan and put temp to medium low.

  2. Fine chop the onion into very fine pieces.

  3. In another skillet saute the onion with butter until onions are transparent and slightly browned. Once done add the onion and butter mixture to the chicken stock.

  4. Combine the flour, corn starch, salt, black pepper and garlic powder in a small cup or bowl. Once evenly combined stir in the 5 tablespoons of water and stir until evenly combined with no lumps. If the mixture is too thick add a bit more water.

  5. Bring the chicken stock to a simmer and slowly pour in the flour, cornstarch and water mixture while stirring.

  6. Cook gravy for 10 to 15 minutes on a slow simmer, stirring very frequently. Once gravy is thickened remove from heat immediately and enjoy!

    Groovy Chicken Gravy Recipe
  7. Transfer to a serving bowl and enjoy!

    Tip: Gravy can be refrigerated for up to two days and reheated to pair with your favorite dishes such as biscuits, rice, fried pork or chicken.

Now you won’t be eating your fried dishes plain. Gravy is the answer to your appetite. Pair your favorite dish with this sauce and a cup of rice is surely not enough to satisfy your hunger. Enjoy you dishes with the best sauce that surely complements. You can even play with this recipe and personalize it by adding your preferred ingredients. Everything surely now taste like no ordinary!