In the past, I would have a variety of seasoning mixes
or gravy packets stashed in the cupboard. It just made it so easy to throw a meal together. Once I learned how easy it was to make my own, I don’t have to buy the pre-packaged stuff anymore. Yay, me!
I wasn’t going to post another gravy mix for a couple of more weeks, but….
Now that my open kitchen bookshelves/pantry are so nice and orderly, thanks to my Easy DIY Labels, that empty Chicken Gravy Mix jar looked pretty pathetic sitting among all of the full jars.
So here is another easy gravy mix recipe for you to try.
Homemade Chicken Gravy Mix
This recipe makes about 2 cups (1 pint), which is the equivalent of 6 packages. This is my favorite brand of broth base (pictured below), because it’s a fine powder. But you could use any instant bouillon.
If you use a lot of gravy in your household, this recipe can easily be doubled. I would suggest that if you do make a double batch, mix the ingredients in a bowl and then transfer the mix to your jar.
I use a quart jar for plenty of shaking room.
- 1 1/3 cup powdered instant milk
- 3/4 cup flour
- 3 Tablespoons instant chicken bouillion
- 1/4 teaspoon sage
- 1/8 teaspoon thyme
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
Measure ingredients into a jar and ‘shake, rattle & roll’ that jar until everything is well blended. A couple of minutes will work.
I was being super careful when filling that jar, but without that wide mouth funnel, I would have that flour everywhere!
To use the mix:
Shake the jar well before each use.
Melt 1 to 2 teaspoons of butter in a pan over medium heat, add 1 cup water and 3 to 4 tablespoons chicken gravy mix to the pan. Stir for 2 to 3 minutes until thickened.
Tip: Use masking tape to make a little “directions label” to put on the back of the jar, or taped on the underside of the jar lid. I’ve done it both ways and either works well.
Not including the cost of the thyme, sage and pepper (which is only pennies), this gravy mix comes in at $1.25 for the recipe, or 21¢ per “package” equivalent.
You’re going to love this! Promise!
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