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Basic Roux

Mary Ann (GrammyAnn)
Cook Time 5 mins
Servings 4 people


  • dutch oven


  • 1/2 stick real butter
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 32 oz carton of low sodium chicken broth


  • Melt butter in a dutch oven. Remove from heat. Stir in flour until it's combined. Put back on the stove and heat, continuing to stir for a few minutes.
  • Slowly whisk in the chicken broth. I usually use a wooden spoon or a large plastic (not picnic) spoon. Bring to a boil, then turn down to a simmer. It will begin to thicken a bit.
    From this roux, you can make different soups.