- Reserved drippings
- 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
- 1/2 cup finely chopped carrot
- 1/4 cup finely chopped celery
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh sage leaves or 1 teaspoon dried whole-leaf sage, crumbled
- 1/3 cup Chablis or other dry white wine
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- 1 cup half-and-half
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 2 tablespoons cold butter, cut into pieces
- Add onion and next 3 ingredients to drippings in skillet.
- Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until onion is tender. Add wine; bring to a boil, and cook until liquid is reduced to about 2 tablespoons.
- Add broth, and cook until liquid is reduced by half. Stir in half-and-half.
- Return to a boil; cook until slightly thickened.
- Pour mixture through a wire-mesh strainer into a bowl; discard vegetables. Return mixture to skillet. Stir in lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Add butter pieces, 1 at a time, stirring with a wire whisk until blended. (If butter is difficult to work into gravy, place skillet over low heat for a few seconds, being careful not to get mixture too hot.)
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