Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is NOT a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
No specific GERD triggers.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Use garbanzo flour in this dish.


"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." -John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Politician

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Making your own chicken stock is ideal but you can use prepared. Saffron Road brand has been a favorite of ours for a while. The flavor is good and has a reasonable amount of sodium.

I think that using the garbanzo flour makes a much better gravy - it adds a subtle nutty flavor to the gravy.


Holiday Gravy

Servings: 4 | Serving size: 1/2 cup

Cooking Time: 60 Minutes

This recipe can be easily multiplied but does not make very good leftovers.

Healthy Holiday Gravy recipe from Dr. Gourmet


  • 1 cup no salt added chicken stock
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp. fresh rosemary leaves
  • to taste fresh ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp. unsalted butter
  • 2 tsp. all purpose flour or garbanzo flour

Place the chicken stock, salt, white wine, water, fresh rosemary, and pepper in a stainless steel or non-reactive sauce pan over medium heat.

Bring to a boil and reduce the heat until the liquid is simmering.

Cook for about 20 - 30 minutes until reduced by half.

In a second sauce pan, melt the butter over low-medium heat and then add the flour.

Whisk together over low-medium heat.

After cooking for about two minutes, strain the liquid from the chicken stock mixture (to remove the rosemary) into the pan with the roux, whisking continuously.

As the gravy thickens, reduce the heat to low and simmer for about ten minutes, whisking frequently.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1/2 cup

Servings: 4

Amount Per Serving

Calories 110 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value
Total Fat 4g 5%
    Saturated Fat 2.5g 12%
    Monounsaturated Fat 1g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 360mg 16%
Total Carbohydrates 5g 1%
    Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
    Sugars <1g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0% Iron 4%
Vitamin K 1mcg Potassium 200mg