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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Travel Chef (author) from Manila on August 21, 2019:

Hi Zulma,

I am glad that you and your family like the gravy. I do the same too. I keep leftover for future use. I just reheat it and all good again. I hope you try my other recipes as well and let me know what you think. Thank you so much!

Zulma Burgos-Dudgeon from United Kingdom on August 21, 2019:

I made this gravy this past weekend and it got a thumbs up from everyone in my family. I made the gravy according to this recipe and ended up with quite a bit leftover. I didn't want to throw it away because it was really good and I hate wasting anything, particularly food. After a bit of thought, I added some fresh herbs and used it as a base for chicken tagliatelle. It was even better than the recipe I normally use.

Thank you for sharing such a versatile gravy recipe.

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