Fancy and Easy Finishing Sauce

Finishing sauce, to me, is a light sauce or gravy-like liquid that is fancy. Super fancy. Fancy like you can only use it on a Saturday night fancy. But the secret is, its easy to make! Its so easy in fact, you can whip up this fancy sauce on a weeknight. Bring your fancy out any day of the week!


2 tablespoons butter

1/2 small onion, chopped

1 teaspoon garlic, minced

1 tablespoon cornstarch

2 cups chicken drippings or broth

Seasoning* (see note below)

In a small saucepan, melt the butter over medium high heat. Add the onion and garlic, and cook until the onion is soft and translucent. This should take about 3 minutes.

Once the onions are cooked, add the cornstarch, and stir quickly to ensure it covers all the onion pieces and there are no lumps. Continue to cook for one minute. Then, stir in the chicken drippings/chicken broth and whatever seasoning you like (see below), and bring to a boil. The key to seasoning is to add a little (around a 1/2 teaspoon), taste, and then add more if it needs it.

I didn’t include ingredients for seasoning because this will totally depend on what seasonings you used on the chicken. If you make chicken with rosemary, use rosemary in the sauce. Italian? Use Italian seasonings. Or if your chicken has bold flavor, just use salt and pepper. Make this sauce whatever you want it to be!

Boil for 3 to 5 minutes until thickened, and pour a small ladle full over the chicken. We pour the extra sauce in a gravy boat because it seems as if people always ask for seconds of this deliciousness. And the best part? They never have to know how easy it was to make!