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Giblet Gravy

Giblet Gravy

This classic Southern recipe Giblet Gravy is made entirely from scratch with homemade giblet stock, roasted turkey or chicken pan drippings, roux, chopped giblets, and a boiled egg. This game-changing sauce is guaranteed to please everyone this coming Thanksgiving dinner! It’s a rich, velvety, and insanely flavorful gravy.
Course Condiment
Cuisine Southern
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 3 cups
Calories 271kcal
Author Imma


  • 4 tablespoon (56g) butter
  • Giblets, from a whole turkey or chicken
  • ½ cup (50.5g) celery, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed
  • ½ cup (57.5g) onion,  chopped
  • 1 sprig thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 5 cup (1185ml) or more water
  • 4 tablespoon (40g) all-purpose flour
  • 2-2 ½ cup (500-625ml) pan drippings, from turkey or chicken OR use hearty chicken broth
  • Chicken bouillon, to taste (optional)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste 
  • 1 hard-boiled egg, chopped
  • ½ cup (120ml) half-and-half or milk


  • Melt one tablespoon of butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the giblets and brown on all sides.
  • Add the celery, garlic, onion, thyme, and bay leaf to the saucepan and saute for 3-5 minutes.
  • Once the ingredients are simmering, add water and cover for 1-2 hours. If using turkey giblets, adjust the amount of water appropriately since they are larger. I used smaller chicken giblets in this recipe.
  • Strain the stock with a fine-mesh strainer and scoop the giblets out using a slotted spoon. Set the stock aside and finely chop the giblets.
  • Using a different skillet (preferably cast iron), melt the remaining 3 tablespoons of butter. Once the butter melts, add in the flour and whisk until fully incorporated.
  • Gradually add the strained broth into the butter-flour mixture. Once that is fully mixed, add the pan drippings. Start with 2 cups and add more to achieve desired consistency. Add chicken bouillon and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add the chopped boiled egg and giblets and simmer while stirring for 2-3 minutes. Add half and half or milk. Adjust seasonings to taste.
  • Serve warm over chicken or turkey and mashed potatoes!


  1. Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 271kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 126mg | Potassium: 239mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 668IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 1mg