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Ultimate Scratch Gravy

Ultimate Scratch Gravy

By Traeger Kitchen

Be sure to make plenty of this, because you’ll be smothering your entire Thanksgiving plate with it.

Prep Time

20 Min

Cook Time

10 Hrs




Number of People Serving


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Units of Measurement:
4 Pound Chicken Bones and Chicken Feet
1 Tablespoon olive oil
2 Carrot, Diced
1 yellow onion, quartered
2 Celery, Chopped
1 Tablespoon Cider Vinegar
Handful fresh parsley
2 Sprig fresh thyme
1 Head garlic
2 bay leaves
2 Tablespoon black peppercorn


  • 1

    When ready to cook, set temperature to 450˚F and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.

    450 ˚F / 232 ˚C

  • 2

    Using 1 Tbsp olive oil, lightly grease a large sheet tray and spread chicken feet and bones out evenly. Roast for 90 minutes turning occasionally until the bones are golden brown.

    450 ˚F / 232 ˚C


  • 3

    While these are roasting, place the onion, celery and carrots on a separate sheet tray and toss with remaining olive oil. Roast alongside the bones for 25 minutes until lightly caramelized.

    450 ˚F / 232 ˚C


  • 4

    Place the contents of the sheet pan in a large roasting pan making sure to scrape up all the browned bits.

  • 5

    Add cider vinegar, parsley, and thyme. Add the roasted vegetables, garlic, bay leaves, and peppercorns to the pan and fill with enough cold water to cover the contents.

  • 6

    Adjust the temperature on the grill to 250 degrees F. Partially cover the roasting pan with lid or foil, and place directly on the grill grate. Cook for 6-8 hours, occasionally skimming excess oil off the top.

    250 ˚F / 121 ˚C


  • 7

    Using a large slotted spoon or spider skimmer, gently fish out the bones and discard. When all the large pieces have been removed, strain the stock through a fine mesh sieve into another large roasting pan.

  • 8

    Return the pan to the grill and cook an additional 3-4 hours or until reduced and thickened enough to cover the back of a spoon. Enjoy!

    250 ˚F / 121 ˚C


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