continued: You should be saying yum about now. Is the color too pale for you-next time brown the flour-fat mixture a minute longer-or add a drop or two of yellow food coloring-that's just enough to take away the blah, not enough that anyone knows what you did. If you have other seasonings you like to put on your chicken, like paprika or a chicken-seasoning blend-you can add a little to the gravy. This makes a little more than 2 cups. If you only want a small amount-use 1 tablespoon fat, 2 tablespoons flour & 1 cup liquid. After you gain more confidence, you can guess at the measurements, leave the pan over medium heat the whole time, fix a salad while it's cooking, and hold a fussy baby on your hip, but when it's all new to you, it needs your undivided attention to get it right. I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.
For beef bravy-use the dripping in the pan , use same procedure using beef broth.
at 9:03 AM on Oct. 26, 2010