Thursday, May 30, 2019

Quick Chicken Gravy

Adapted from our recipe for quick beef gravy, this recipe comes together quickly from pantry ingredients.
1 T vegetable oil
1 T wheat flour
1 t poultry seasoning 
1 c hot water, divided
1 T chicken stock base (Better than Bouillon™ is good)
1 t mushroom powder (shiitake or porcini)
1 t sugar

1 t fish sauce (optional)
1 T tapioca (or corn) starch dispersed in 1 T cold water
In a small saucepan, mix flour and oil. Heat over medium until a blonde roux forms, about 4 minutes. Stir in poultry seasoning. Off heat, cautiously add a ¼ cup hot water; stir until a smooth slurry is formed. Add the stock base, the mushroom powder, the sugar, and then the remaining hot water. Stir and simmer 5 minutes. Add the starch slurry, heat to steaming, and stir until it thickens. Easily doubled.