KFC Style Gravy

KFC Style Gravy Recipe

Positive feedbacks keep coming-in as a result of the different fried chicken recipes that we featured to date. Along with it are requests for a good gravy recipe to compliment the fried chicken. There isn’t any good gravy recipe that I can think of other than KFC’s so I tried whipping-up some ingredients to arrive at the closest copycat KFC Gravy recipe (in my opinion) using basic ingredients that should be available in your local supermarket.

While trying to browse the internet on this topic, I discovered several KFC gravy recipes that claim to be the closest. Though it might be true, these recipes require the use of canned beef gravy plus many other ingredients which I think is not practical at all. I find it unreasonable to use ready mix or canned gravy to arrive at another gravy variation, don’t you? Saving money is also an important factor; if there is a recipe that will cost less and still give me the taste that I’m looking for – why wouldn’t I go for it?

This gravy recipe that we have here works well with fried chicken and mashed potatoes. If you are one of those who think that gravy is some kind of soup, slurping this or mixing it with rice will work too.

Try this KFC Style Gravy recipe and let me know what you think.

KFC Style Gravy

KFC Style Gravy Recipe


  • 3 tablespoons butter or vegetable shortening
  • 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 piece chicken cube or 2 teaspoons chicken powder
  • 1 piece beef cube or 2 teaspoons beef powder
  • 2  1/4 cups water

Cooking Procedure

  1. Dilute the beef and chicken cubes in water.
  2. Heat a saucepan and put-in the butter. Let the butter melt under low heat.
  3. Add 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour and cook in low heat while continuously stirring for 7 to 8 minutes or until the color turns medium brown. There is a tendency that the flour might burn when overcooked or if high heat is applied. Be extra cautious.
  4. Add the remaining flour and continue stirring.
  5. Gradually add the chicken and beef broth (the result of procedure 1) while stirring. Continuous stirring is needed to prevent lumps from forming.
  6. Put the heat to medium and bring the mixture to a boil. Cook for 5 minutes more while stirring once in a while until the texture thickens.
  7. Serve hot with fried chicken or mashed potato.
  8. Share and enjoy!

Number of servings (yield): 4

Published by

Vanjo Merano

I blog about Filipino and Asian food and recipes.

66 thoughts on “KFC Style Gravy Recipe”

  1. hi i have a Filipino partner and im a kiwi so enjoying how to cook these wonderful recipes. thanks alot

    1. hello kiwi guy, as i know you look like a filipino too. enjoy our foods and practice to cook as well. regards… ramel

  2. Hi, just wanted to know if i can use this for other fried dishes too like fried pork chops. Or it’s only appropriate for fried chicken? If so, what sauce can you suggest i can use for fried pork chops? Will this gravy rcipe enhance the flavors for my fried pork chops? Or will give it a foul taste?

    1. Jahsen, thanks for your question. This should be appropriate for fried pork chops too. I am not sure though about your comment regarding foul taste. Sauces should be able to enhance the flavor of dishes. If your dish has a foul taste then it might be with the manner that you prepared it.

      1. Just to diffuse any tension here, I think the question may have meant the word “fowl”,as in ,chicken. I think they were asking if it would give too much of a chicken flavour to a pork dish. I don’t think they were disparaging your recipe! :-) (which is now bookmarked for me to try very soon)

  3. Where do you get the chicken and beef powder from? Or is this another name for something else?

    1. Chicken and beef powder are the actual products. These are similar to chicken bouillons. Knorr is my preferred brand. It can be found in the Hispanic isles of the supermarket.

  4. As I just started living on my own, this website has been a big help. I now have endless recipes to choose from everyday. Thank you for that!

    I have a question though, how long do you think this would keep frozen/in the refrigerator? Thanks again and God bless you!

  5. uhmmmmm…planning to put my own business ..most of my recipes are qoute here..thank you very much PanlasangPinoy

  6. hi i like the way you cook…….and my son love your burger steak recipe and specialy the gravy sause thanks for sharing your recipe…………….

  7. cool.from now on il bookmark your page. thanks. ur rily helping amateurs like me.^^

  8. tried this just now… and it’s S-U-P-E-R-B! And to think this is my first attempt to cook,,, I so lurv lurv lurv!!!

  9. Your recipe is so good! I just added lots of ground black pepper though. And my sisters and niece loved it. I partnered it with your recipe of Scotch eggs. Thank you for sharing. More power to you and God bless!

  10. Im so much delighted of all your recipes…I’ve try some…its great..Thanks for sharing this knowledge to us…its a great help for us…God Bless….

  11. hi sir idol…will this gravy compliment well with mashed potatoes with garlic..and can i put a little bit of corsnstarch?

  12. this is a great website for people like me who wants to know more about cooking…thank you! :) more sharing kuya vanjo!

  13. Would love to try these recipes. I cant help but notice something, are you cooking and hold the camera at the same time? It would help a lot if you have someone hold it for you :)

  14. Hi!

    I think ur gravy is easy to make and im planning to make this one this coming saturday..i just have one question.. is it still okay if i will make it on saturday night and use or eat it on sunday lunch tym?i use it for breaded pork chops order..hope to have your reply as soon as possible..thanks

  15. try niyo palitan ng mashed potato yung flour as thickening agent, for me ms ok yung lasa

  16. saraap, i have already tried it.. just now.. and its delicious….thanks for sharing with us…

  17. good day! i will be having a birthday party this week and I would like to cook for my guests this time around. In line with this, i was just wondering if i could make this gravy recipe and also the mashed potatoes a day before the party to save time on the day itself? would they still be as delicious? thanks! :)

  18. I’ll surely try this one. Affordable ang mga ingredients and very simple. Thanks for sharing this one. I’m sure this will compliment my own fried chicken recipe and other fried meats.

  19. i will surely try this, i really love KFC gravy… hope it will be the same taste! :)

  20. uhhhmmmm i try ko ito pra gayahin ang burger steak ng jollibee which is my japanese husband favorite….

    1. ok try ko din plus roasted chicken…..i will let you know if it’s really yummy…thank you po in advance.

  21. thanks Again! this is more like it. Bet i’ll try this in my next burger steak sauce. my son will surely love it. more power to You…

  22. hello vanj…..i tried this gravy and it’s really yummy…i used it with the max’s fried chicken recipe of yours.luv it!more swak sa budget recipes pleeeaaasssee..LOL

  23. i wanna ask if how many tablespoon of all porpuse im going to put…because im confused,, in recipe i was read 5 tablespoon but in procedure 2 tablespoon what is true and how many im going to put for kfc style gravy?hope you can answr my comment…thank you

  24. how many flour im going to put in kfc style gravy,,,because in recipe 5 table spoon…then in procedure 2 tablespoon im so confused about im going to put?

  25. 1st time i tried, i burnt the butter/flour mix… it was too salty… i added water but the gravy lost its “creamyness”…

    2nd time i tried, i put half beef and half chicken cubes instead of 1 whole each… i think its just right, but it doesnt taste like kfc… i think im doing something wrong…

    will try again… thanks!

  26. better try this! i’m planning to cook mashed potato next week, this would be a great partner for it.

    btw, followed you through google connect. would you like to exchange links with my food/cooking blog?

    thanks a lot for sharing this recipe!

  27. so yummy! the best. I think I can have crispy fried chicken and mashed potatoes for the whole week. hehehe. thanks.

  28. this one is the best!!!!at least now i know how to do it, i can make it myself,thank you…thank you… keep sharing with us your expertise…

  29. keep it up panlasang pinoy! fan din ako ng blog na to, and to be honest… i learned a lot and still learning sa mga recipes mo..Thank you and more power!

  30. hi there..i am so happy that i finally found a site which showcases amazing and delectable recipes that are easy to follow ..i am not good in cooking. as a newly wed, i would love to serve my husband yummy and healthy foods…your recipes will be of great help..i tried cooking your fried chicken recipe (the one with fresh milk) along with this gravy and well, my husband loved it!!keep on posting amazing recipes…I am a HUGE fan!!

  31. Hi, I accidentaly came to your website and the first recipe i saw was the Max’s Fried Chicken and the KFC Gravy, the procedure was very simple and definitely i will make this recipe of yours soon.

    Hoping to see more of your recipe..

  32. thank u kuya! my husband loves gravy and isinasabaw din nya. ingat po palagi. God bless.

  33. tnx much boss..u made my day complete…i have now a very taste tempting gravy for my mashed potato…

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