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How to Make KFC Gravy

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Do you love KFC gravy? Learn to make it at home!

Do you love KFC gravy? Learn to make it at home!

Kentucky Fried Chicken (or KFC, as it's more popularly known) is a famous American fast-food chain with tens of thousands of outlets all over the world. The restaurant is most well known for its fried chicken, but they make a popular gravy that accompanies many of their meals. I re-created their gravy at home in order to enjoy it with my home-cooked meals. I thought it turned out really well, and it took only 10 minutes to prepare.




  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1 piece chicken bouillon
  • 1 piece beef bouillon
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder


For Preparation:

  • 1 large bowl
  • 2 small bowls
  • 1 small plate
  • measuring spoons

For Cooking:

  • pan
  • cooking spoon
  • whisk

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

5 min

5 min

10 min

4 servings


  1. Melt butter in a pan.
  2. Add all-purpose flour to make a roux. Cook until golden brown.
  3. Pour in water. Add the chicken and beef bouillon cubes.
  4. Stir the sauce constantly until smooth.
  5. Season with black pepper and garlic powder.
  6. Serve while still hot.
Ready for dinner!

Ready for dinner!

Tips and Techniques

  1. Cook roux for a longer time to make the sauce darker.
  2. Adjust the taste by adding salt.
  3. Stir constantly to avoid lumps.
  4. Replace bouillon with powdered flavorings.
  5. Reduce the amount of all-purpose flour to produce a thinner gravy.

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