Cooking Light offers a quick and easy gravy recipe. It only requires chicken broth, flour, butter, poultry seasoning, and salt and pepper. The Food Network and Real Simple also feature easy gravy recipes.
To make Quick Gravy, melt 1 tablespoon of butter at medium heat in a saucepan, then stir in 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour, 1/4 teaspoon of poultry seasoning, 1/8 teaspoon of salt and 1/8 teaspoon of pepper. Whisk in 1 cup of chicken broth, and cook the gravy for two more minutes before removing it from the heat and serving.
The Food Network also provides a quick and easy recipe that uses turkey drippings. Skim the fat from the top of the drippings, and reserve 1/2 cup. Place the 1/2 cup in a saucepan with 1/2 cup of flour, and cook at medium heat. As it melts, add 8 cups of chicken broth, bring everything to a boil, and reduce the gravy to a simmer. Continue cooking the gravy for 10 minutes, and season with salt and pepper.
Another way to make easy, thick gravy is to boil turkey juices and 4 cups of chicken broth in a saucepan. Slowly stir in a mixture made of 1/4 cup of cold water and 1/4 cup of cornstarch. Cook the gravy for another minute until it thickens, then season with salt and pepper, and remove from the heat.