← Back to Search Results
Basic Chicken Broth and Gravy Recipe-1706

Photo by: Joey DeLeo
Comments: 0
 

Recipe

Yield: 4 cups

Ingredients

BASIC CHICKEN BROTH:

  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • ½ large onion, chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 3 whole peppercorns
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 6 parsley sprigs
  • 2 quarts chicken bones (2 skinless carcasses from 2 roasted chickens)
  • 5 cups water

THE GRAVY:

  • 2-3 cups Basic Chicken Broth (above)
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • Salt to taste

Directions

In a large soup pot set over high heat, combine all the ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, and remove any scum that has formed on top. Simmer for 30 minutes, cool for 10 minutes, then strain, discard the solids, and refrigerate the broth. The chicken fat can easily be removed from the surface when the broth is cold.

In a medium saucepot over high heat, reduce the broth to about 1 cup. In a small bowl, whisk together the cornstarch and the cream, then whisk this into the reduced broth. Whisk until the sauce comes to a boil and thickens. Set aside in a warm water bath until ready to serve. Taste for salt and add up to ½ teaspoon.

Notes

Two pounds of chicken backs may be used if you don’t plan to roast chicken. At home I always buy bone-in chicken breasts, debone the breasts, and freeze the bones to be used for broth at a later date.

Canned chicken broth may be substituted for the Basic Chicken Broth, but be sure to eliminate the salt from the recipe.


© 1996 Elizabeth Terry
 

Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

Nutritional information is based on 8 servings for Basic Chicken Stock only.

10kcal (1%)
2mg (0%)
0mg (1%)
54mcg RAE (2%)
25mg
1mg
1g
0g
0g
1g
3mg (1%)
7mg (0%)
0g (1%)
1g (1%)
0mg (0%)
 

Would you like to leave a comment about this recipe?

Notify me of new comments on this recipe. Add comment

We'd love to hear what you think!

Please or to add a comment to this recipe.
 

Discover Related Recipes

Sign up for
The Cookstr Weekly

Free handpicked cookbook recipes delivered straight to your inbox

Explore Cookbooks on Cookstr

a-bakers-odyssey A Baker's Odyssey
by Andrew Schloss
a-new-way-to-cook A New Way to Cook
by Sally Schneider
the-new-basics-cookbook The New Basics Cookbook
by Sheila Lukins, Julee Rosso
down-home-with-the-neelys-a-southern-family-cookbook Down Home with the Neelys: ...
by Gina Neely, Pat Neely
125-best-vegan-recipes 125 Best Vegan Recipes
by Maxine Effenson Chuck, Beth Gurney
desserts-4-today Desserts 4 Today
by Abby Dodge
arthur-schwartzs-new-york-city-food Arthur Schwartz's New York ...
by Arthur Schwartz
le-bernardin-cookbook Le Bernardin Cookbook
by Eric Ripert, Maguy Le Coze
good-to-the-grain Good to the Grain
by Kim Boyce
west-coast-cooking West Coast Cooking
by Greg Atkinson
the-asian-grandmothers-cookbook The Asian Grandmothers Cook...
by Patricia Tanumihardja
the-deen-bros-take-it-easy-quick-and-affordable-meals-the-whole-family-will-love The Deen Bros. Take It Easy...
by Bobby Deen, Jamie Deen
american-masala American Masala
by Suvir Saran
Close_overlay

Thanks for signing up!

You'll receive an activation email in your inbox shortly. Don't forget to click that link and activate your new Cookstr.com account!

Already a member? Sign in here
Close_overlay

Sign up for Cookstr!

  • Receive a free, handpicked selection of recipes in your inbox weekly
  • Save, share and comment on your favorite recipes in My Cookstr
  • Get updates on new cookbooks, Cookstr features, and other exclusives we know you'll love
Spinner
By signing up you accept the
Terms of Use and Privacy Policy
New to Cookstr? Sign up here
Close_overlay
close
Thanks for commenting!
Would you like to share your comment on Facebook or Twitter?