How to Prepare Homemade Giblet Gravy

Below you will find a quick and easy giblet gravy recipe that you can spoon over the top of your cornbread dressing.  This is my go to recipe for Thanksgiving and Christmas.  You are in for a treat if you have never tasted gravy prepared from scratch with chicken gizzards. It's a tradition around my family to prepare gravy with chicken gizzards during the holiday season.  

I really can not image eating my cornbread dressing with pouring thick rich gravy on top. I'm pretty sure you will feel the same way I do after you try out this recipe. This recipe only makes a small amount that will feed 3 to 5 people. If you are cooking for more people just double the recipe.

giblet gravy cooking on the stove

Giblet Gravy Recipe

  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup flour, general purpose
  • 1 cup cooked gizzards, finely chopped
  • 1 hard boiled egg, finely chopped

Recipe Instructions:

  • In a saucepan add flour to chicken broth, stirring slowly to mix well. Then add gizzards and chopped eggs.
  • Cook over medium heat until sauce thickens to your liken. Pour your gravy into a sauce bowl and serve over your favorite cornbread dressing.


Let me explain how to boil the gizzards, just in case you don't already know.  Cover chicken gizzards in a pot of water and bring to a rolling boil.  Cover pot with lid, reduce heat to low and slow cook the gizzards for about 1-1/2 hours until the are tender.  It's important that you let the gizzards cool before chopping them up.

Again this giblet gravy recipe should be poured on top of your cornbread dressing during can either Christmas dinner or Thanksgiving dinner. Give the recipe a try and you just may make it a family tradition to serve during the holiday season.

Other Uses For This Gravy

You already know about pouring gravy on top of your cornbread dressing. But what else can you use the leftover gravy for? I can thing of a few other ways to reuse the gravy so that you don't wast any leftovers.

  • My most favorite things to do is to use my leftover ham and turkey to make sandwiches. I heat the meat, bread, and the pour on so gravy. This is some good eating.
  • Another option is to whip yourself up some homemade mash potatoes. They taste great with leftover gravy. Just spoon the gravy on top of the potatoes and then enjoy the meal.