Create your own simple make ahead Chicken or Turkey Gravy mix to have on hand for fast, lump free, delicious gravy in under 3 minutes.
Gravy mix range in price from .79¢- $1.99 at the store, depending on the brand you choose, but almost all of them contain freaky ingredients including Corn Syrup Solids, Disodium inosinate, guanylate, and Hydrolyzed soy. Quite frankly, I don't want any of those things in my body.
I do, however, like the convenience of having gravy mixes on hand, particularly during the busy workweek when we're struggling to get a decent meal on the table after a long stressful day at work. So, we simply created our own homemade gravy convenience mix. The addition of poultry seasoning to the mix gives it a burst of herbs and seasonings that enhance the dish.
1 1/3 cups instant nonfat dry milk powder
3/4 cup instant flour (I use Wondra)
3 tablespoons instant chicken bouillon granules
1 tsp Poultry Seasoning
1/4 teaspoon ground sage
1/8 teaspoon ground thyme
1/8 teaspoon ground pepper
1 tsp Turkey Seasoning
Combine milk powder, instant flour, bouillon granules, thyme, sage and pepper. Mix welling well. Divide into 4 small ziploc baggies, label as chicken gravy mix and add directions to complete.
Makes 4 Gravy Mixes.
To make chicken gravy:
2 T. Butter or Margarine
1 cup cold water
1/2 cup chicken gravy mix
Melt butter in small saucepan over medium heat, add gravy mix and water, whisking well. Continue stirring with whisk until gravy is smooth and thick, about 3 minutes.