KFC Copycat Gravy


This recipe is a copycat version of KFC gravy.

a high angle view of a spoonful of KFC copycat gravy being lifted from a white gravy boat.
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
2 cups


  • 3 tablespoons butter, divided

  • 1 small onion, finely chopped

  • 5 tablespoons unbleached all-purpose flour

  • 2 ½ cups water

  • 2 teaspoons beef bouillon

  • 2 teaspoons chicken bouillon

  • freshly ground black pepper to taste


  1. Melt 1 1/2 tablespoons butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir until translucent, about 5 minutes.

    Onion and butter in a frying pan on induction burner top

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  2. Add remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons butter and let melt. Whisk in flour to form a thick paste the consistency of cake frosting.

    Flour and butter for KFC Copycat Gravy recipe starting to clump up in frying pan

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  3. Continue cooking, whisking constantly, until flour has turned golden and begins to smell like toast, about 20 minutes.

    Flour and butter for KFC Copycat Gravy thickened up to a paste in frying pan

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  4. Whisk in water and both bouillons until no lumps remain. Stir in pepper and bring mixture to a boil.

    KFC Copycat Gravy bubbling and thickening in frying pan, with cracked pepper added on top

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  5. Cook and stir until thickened to gravy consistency, 8 to 10 minutes.

    a top down view of gravy thickening in a skillet while being whisked.

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Whisk constantly when making the roux, and make sure the butter does not burn.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

81 Calories
6g Fat
6g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 81
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 202mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 9mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 31mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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