Bobby Flay Calls This Everyday Ingredient "the Key to Thanksgiving"

You likely have it in your pantry right now.

Bobby Flay on set with a his Roasted Turkey with Mustard Maple Glaze & Gravyas seen on Food Network's Thanksgiving at Bobby's.

Photo by: Rich Freeda ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Rich Freeda, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

There are myriad things and people without which Thanksgiving would not be complete: the turkey, the potatoes, the pumpkin puree, the gravy and, of course, your family and friends. But according to Bobby Flay, there's just one ingredient that is "the key to Thanksgiving" — that one must-have product that will help marry the elements of the meal and ensure a successful feast.

Believe it or not, it's not a chef-y tool or a hard-to-find ingredient. In fact, you likely have it in your pantry right now. What's so important to this Iron Chef and restaurateur? Chicken stock.

As he prepped the recipe for his fan-favorite Sourdough, Wild Mushroom and Bacon Dressing, Bobby explained, "Chicken stock is the key to Thanksgiving. Don't forget that." He uses plenty of this go-to liquid to ensure that his stuffing turns out moist every time. And considering the rest of the meal, Bobby told FN Dish that he also uses it "in the bottom of the turkey roasting pan, for the gravy [and] to reheat the turkey when it’s sliced."

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