This DIY gravy mix lets you whip up a small batch of chicken gravy in minutes.
It’s far healthier for you (and cheaper) than the commercial stuff in packets. It’s really low in calories and fat.
Yield: Makes 200 g / 20 tablespoons ( 7 oz)
That’s enough for 8 x 3/4 cup (175 ml / 6 oz) batches of gravy.
1 tablespoon = 10 g / 1/3 oz
Yield: 8 x ¾ cup (175 ml / 6 oz)
Serving size: ¾ cup (175 ml / 6 oz)
Fat: 0 g
- 150 g instant flour (1 cup / 5 oz)
- 50 g chicken bouillon powder (aka granules. 4 tablespoons / 1.5 oz)
- ½ teaspoon black pepper (ground)
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon marjoram (ground)
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon rosemary (ground)
- ½ teaspoon sage (ground)
- Mix all ingredients well.
- Store in a sealed container, jar or bag in a cool, dark place.
To use, mix 2 1/2 tablespoons (25 g / 1 oz) with 250 ml (1 cup / 8 oz) of cold water. Whisk.
Zap in microwave for 1 minute; whisk; zap for another 2 minutes, then whisk again. If you want it a bit thicker still, then zap for a further minute or two. (Or, cook in saucepan on stove top until desired thickness.)
Makes 3/4 cup / 175 ml / 6 oz of gravy.
The gravy will come out quite light. (Though how light may depend on the bouillon powder you use.) If you want it a bit darker, add a few drops of gravy darkener such as Kitchen Bouquet when you go to add the water to mix it up.
See here for an explanation of what Instant Flour is. If you can’t find Instant Flour (aka sauce flour, instant blending flour, etc), try regular flour. That would be all-purpose in Canada or the US; plain flour in the UK. You’ll just have to be extra careful of lumps.
Gluten-free option: use gluten-free flour, or sweet rice flour
If you don’t have all the seasonings suggested, feel free to omit or try a substitute.
Once you’ve tried this and decided whether you like it or not, you may wish to double or triple the dry mix batches.
Derived from testing a combination of various sources.
Cooking with canning
Per 1 batch made up. (3/4 cup / 175 ml / 6 oz of gravy).
- 151 calories, 1139 mg sodium
- Weight Watchers PointsPlus®: 4 points+ per batch
- Weight Watchers SmartPoints®: 4 SmartPoints per batch
Sodium levels will vary for you based on the chicken broth granules you use. We calculated based on a standard bouillon powder; you can do better if you are able to find a low-sodium one to use.
* Nutrition info provided by MyFitnessPal
* PointsPlus™ and SmartPoints™ calculated by healthycanning.com. Not endorsed by Weight Watchers® International, Inc, which is the owner of the PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® registered trademarks.