How to Make KFC Gravy

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KFC Gravy

This KFC gravy recipe offers an economical alternative to buying KFC gravy at the restaurant and offers home chefs the opportunity to spice up their meals the KFC way.

KFC gravy offers a warm, creamy topping perfect for mashed potatoes, country fried steak, biscuits, or any other gravy-worthy entree. The gravy is traditionally served on mashed potatoes at KFC, but the sauce enhances many other Southern-style dishes. Making KFC gravy is not a difficult or time consuming process. It can be crafted from standard kitchen supplies. This recipe can be easily adjusted based on the number of diners, or quantity of gravy desired. The sauce is best when first prepared, but will stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. Make sure to reheat well and stir constantly to ensure the gravy is evenly heated.


Flickr: Calgary Reviews
Offered by KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken)
Customer service phone 800-225-5532[1]
Served as Condiment
Main ingredients Bullion, flour
Cooking method Boiling
Similar to Popeye's gravy
Author Selena Robinson

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KFC Gravy Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp. butter or shortening
  • 5 tbsp. flour
  • 1/4 tsp. sage[2]
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 beef boullion cube
  • 1 chicken boullion cube
  • 2 cups water

KFC Gravy Recipe

  1. Boil water in the microwave or on the stove.
  2. Add bullion cubes to the water and stir until dissolved.
  3. Place butter in a pot over low heat. Heat until butter has melted, stirring as needed.
  4. Add flour to butter mixture, stirring continuously with a whisk. Cook until the flour mixture takes on a golden brown hue.[3]
  5. Pour in bullion-flavored water to the flour and butter mixture. Continue stirring to prevent lumps.
  6. Turn up the heat to medium and cook until some of the water evaporates and leaves a creamy, yet pour-able gravy sauce.[4]
  7. Serve while still hot over mashed potatoes or main dish.

Good Housekeeping Gravy Recipe

This Good Housekeeping gravy recipe offers a healthier alternative to the KFC gravy variety.


  • If you do not like using bouillon, you can substitute a condensed chicken stock such as Campbell's in this recipe and reduce the water in the recipe to 1 cup.[5]
  • Regardless of the ingredients you choose, the secret to good copycat KFC gravy is stirring the mixture continually to prevent lumps. Adding flour to the mixture slowly makes it easier to incorporate without producing lumpy gravy.
  • For a spicier sauce, add a dash of Cayenne pepper to the mix.
  • The sauce freezes well and can be reheated quickly on the stove or in the microwave.
  • You can use a butter substitute to reduce the amount of fat in the gravy, but you may need to adjust the amount of liquid based on the water content and consistency of the substitute.

Also See: How to Make the Original KFC Biscuits, How to Make KFC Pecan Pie, How to Make KFC Spoon Bread, How to Make KFC Bean Salad, How to Make KFC Refrigerator Rolls, How to Make KFC Green Beans, How to Make KFC Potato Wedges, How to Make KFC Buttermilk Biscuits, How to Make KFC Coleslaw, How to Make KFC Original Recipe Fried Chicken, How to Make KFC Extra Crispy Fried Chicken