Marcus Wareing's Tips for Perfecting Homemade Chicken Gravy

Marcus Wareing's Tips for Perfecting Homemade Chicken Gravy

21 June 2023

Learn how to make mouth-watering homemade chicken gravy with these top tips from renowned chef Marcus Wareing.
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In this step-by-step guide, you'll learn how to make chicken gravy. Marcus Wareing's expert advice will help you achieve a truly exceptional culinary masterpiece. Prepare to elevate your gravy game as we delve into the secrets of making mouth-watering chicken gravy that will leave your taste buds craving more.

Step 1: Roast Your Chicken & Gather Ingredients for Homemade Chicken Gravy

Start by roasting your chicken in your Circulon Non-Stick Sauteuse Pan.

The wonderful thing about this versatile sauteuse pan is that it can go straight from oven-to-hob; allowing you to create your homemade chicken gravy in the same pan that you roasted your chicken. It's the best way to take advantage of all that delicious flavour from your chicken drippings!

"What I love about pans like this is they can go from the oven to the hob and you can continue your cooking process by making a delicious gravy."

Marcus Wareing

After your chicken is cooked through, remove it from the pan. Assemble the following ingredients for your homemade chicken gravy recipe. 

Top tip: Marcus Wareing roasts his chicken with shallots, garlic, carrots and herbs - all of these ingredients will help infuse your gravy with flavour.

  • Chicken drippings from your roast chicken
  • Flour
  • Chicken stock
  • Any additional seasoning such as Salt and Pepper

Step 2: Master the Roux

According to Marcus Wareing, the key to a great gravy lies in the perfect roux. Slowly whisk your flour into your pan, combining it with your chicken drippings.

Top Tip: A traditional roux is made with butter and flour, but in this recipe we're using the fat from the chicken as the base of our roux and thickening it with flour: no butter needed!

Marcus adds flour to his homemade chicken gravy

Step 3: Deglaze the Pan With Stock

The next step is to deglaze the pan with stock. Slowly pour in your chicken stock and whisk it into your roux. 

This step is crucial for infusing the gravy with the essence of the roasted chicken. As Marcus Wareing says, by deglazing the pan with stock your gravy has "taken up all those little flavour nuggets that are just hiding in all the little corners there". 

Marcus deglazes his pan with chicken stock

Step 4: Marcus Wareing's Finishing Touch

To achieve a silky smooth texture, Marcus Wareing recommends straining the gravy before serving. This step removes any remaining lumps, resulting in a visually appealing and velvety sauce. Follow this step to showcase your attention to detail and impress your guests with a professional touch.

"This is where the non-stick really comes into its own... Just push all of that flavour out of your ingredients."

Marcus Wareing

Step 5: Serve and Enjoy!

Marcus pours gravy over roast chicken dinner

With Marcus Wareing's expert tips and this step-by-step guide, you can now embark on a culinary adventure to create the most mouth-watering homemade chicken gravy.

Paying close attention to the roux and deglazing your pan will elevate your gravy to new heights. With these insights, your homemade chicken gravy will become a standout element in your meals, impressing both family and friends. Embrace the guidance of a culinary master and experience the satisfaction of mastering the art of making chicken gravy like a Michelin star chef.

"The perfect pan for the perfect gravy!"

Marcus Wareing

The mouth-watering chicken gravy starts with the perfect pan... our Stainless Steel Non-Stick Sauteuse Pan is that pan! With oven-to-hob versatility, a robust stainless steel body for unrivalled heat control combined with premium non stick for fearless cooking, this pan can handle any culinary challenge you throw at it.

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