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Mama Laina's Chicken Gravy (Reduced-Fat Version)


"When my father had to go on a heart-healthy diet, he begged me to make a gravy that he can eat within his new diet restrictions. He can't stand how flavorless store-bought gravy can be, so i started to experiment. This recipe is the final result. Please enjoy!"
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20 m servings 52 cals
Original recipe yields 16 servings (4 cups)

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  1. Heat oil in a 2-quart saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in flour until smooth. Cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly golden brown, 7 to 10 minutes. Add chicken broth 1 cup at a time, whisking well after each addition. Add bouillon, garlic powder, rosemary, black pepper, onion powder, and paprika. Whisk until smooth, about 3 to 5 minutes. Reduce heat to low; simmer until thickened, about 5 minutes.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • For a thinner gravy, add more broth.
  • Try using this recipe to make beef gravy by using beef broth and bouillon instead of chicken; you can even make a vegetarian version by using vegetable broth and bouillon as a substitute.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 52 calories; 3.6 g fat; 3.6 g carbohydrates; 1.4 g protein; 1 mg cholesterol; 169 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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This is quick and tasty recipe. The spices give it a savory, complex flavor. There is an error in the recipe, however, regarding the amount of chicken broth. The recipe calls for only 2 table...

Hey OP here, yes there is a typo on the amount of broth. It should say 4 to 6 cups of low sodium broth. More if you like a thinner gravy, less if you prefer thick gravy.

I really liked this and I loved the addition of smoked paprika. The bouillon gave it a really nice bright color even though it did make it a little on the salty side. This was excellent and work...