Pour drippings into a measuring cup. Skim off fat (the oily liquid that rises to the top) â€“ reserving Â¼ cup. Set the remaining drippings aside.
In a medium saucepan, combine reserved fat and Â¼ cup flour. Stir until very smooth.
Add water or broth to reserved drippings to make 2 cups.
Pour into pan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until smooth, thickened, and bubbly. About 2 minutes.
Makes 2 cups â€“ 8 servings.
To double, reserve Â½ cup of the fat. Use Â½ cup flour. Use chicken broth to bring your liquid up to 4 cups. Prepare as above.