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Homemade Gluten-Free Gravy

by Sandra - Fun Without Gluten
Homemade gravy gently cooking on the stove is pure winter comfort food.
This gravy recipe can be made weeks ahead before your festive or celebratory occasion, as it can be successfully stored away frozen. The addition of cornflour thickens the gravy and best of all makes it gluten-free.
The stock used to create this gravy can be either beef or chicken.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 15 mins
Course Basics, Side Dish
Cuisine General
Servings 200 ml


  • Large roasting pan


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 carrots, unpeeled, chopped coarsely
  • 2 celery, chopped coarsely
  • 1 onion, halved, with the skin left on
  • 3 garlic cloves, with the skin left on
  • 3 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 5 fresh sage leaves
  • 3 chicken wings
  • 2 chicken drumsticks 
  • 100 g bacon, chopped coarsely
  • 100 ml white wine 
  • 100-200 ml store-bought or homemade chicken or beef stock
  • 3 tbsp cornflour Known as cornflour in the UK and corn or maize starch in the USA
  • 2 tsp cranberry jam or red currant jam
  • salt and white pepper, to taste


  • Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F.
  • Place all the vegetables, herbs, chicken pieces and bacon in a large, deep roasting tray.
  • Pour olive oil and sprinkle salt & pepper over the mixture and stir.
  • Roast for 45 minutes to 1 hour, stirring halfway through.
  • Position the roasting pan directly on the stove and tilt the pan to ladle out the separated fat from the pan juices. Set the separated fat aside in a small bowl.
  • Add the wine to the roasting pan, scraping the bottom of the pan well and allow the wine to reduce for 5 minutes.
  • Mix in the cornflour and allow to cook for 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Add either chicken or beef stock and simmer it until it has reduced slightly for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Over a low heat, use a potato masher to mash the roasted mixture, moving and scraping all the baked residue from the bottom of the pan and mixing it well.
  • Turn the heat off and sieve the mixture into a medium saucepan, mashing and pressing the vegetables and chicken pieces so that as much liquid is released.
  • Heat the strained gravy on medium heat.
  • Once the gravy has heated up, position the saucepan half on the stove ring and ladle the scum which will gradually move towards one side. This makes it easy to remove and discard the scum.
  • Once all the scum has been removed, continue to simmer until the gravy coats the back of a spoon.
  • Add the jam to balance the gravy flavour.
  • Taste and add more salt & pepper, if needed.



  • Keeps for 3 days chilled
  • Suitable to freeze
Keyword gluten-free gravy, gluten-free roast dinner side, gluten-free roasting, gluten-free sides
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