Homemade gravy

Contains pork – recipe is for non-Muslims only
A rich sauce for roast poultry – use chicken wings, bacon and white wine for added flavour

  • Prep:5 mins
    Cook:2 hrs 20 mins
  • Serves 8
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 102
  • fat 4g
  • saturates 2g
  • carbs 5g
  • sugars 2g
  • fibre 1g
  • protein 6g
  • salt 0.5g


  • 4 rashers bacon, chopped
  • 500g pack chicken wings
  • oil, for frying (optional)
  • 1 onion, unpeeled and cut into quarters
  • 1 carrot, roughy chopped
  • 1 leek, roughly chopped
  • 1 garlic bulb, unpeeled and halved
  • bunch herbs such as bay, thyme, parsley stalks (just use whatever you have, don't buy especially)
  • 300ml white wine
  • 1.2l chicken stock
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp plain flour


  1. Dry-fry the bacon in a large pan until golden. Remove, then fry the wings (add a splash of oil if they start to stick), turning until browned all over. Tip into a pan with the remaining ingredients (apart from the butter and flour) and the bacon. Simmer, skimming off any froth, for about 2 hrs.

  2. Strain through a sieve, then heat the butter in a saucepan and, when foaming, add the flour. Cook, stirring constantly, for 1 min. Gradually pour in the stock, stirring all the time, to get rid of any lumps. Simmer until you have a thin gravy, taste and season. Can be made up to 3 days in advance and kept chilled, or frozen for up to 3 months.

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