The Daily Meal's KFC Gravy

Emily Jacobs


  • 6 Tablespoons  butter
  • 5 Tablespoons  minced sage
  • shallot, minced
  • cloves garlic, minced
  • beef bouillon cube
  • 2 Cups  water
  •   Salt and pepper, to taste

Taking the foundations of the KFC recipe to heart, we added some natural ingredients to our recipe to create a flavorful gravy that was as close to the real thing as we could get. 


In a microwave or small sauce pan, boil the water and add the bouillon cubes until dissolved.

In a medium-sized sauce pan, melt 2 tablespoon of the butter and sauté the sage, shallot, and garlic until fragrant and the shallot is soft, about 3 minutes.

Season with a little salt and black pepper to taste. Add the rest of the butter to melt and then whisk in the flour, whisking constantly so that the fat and flour are well incorporated and you make a roux. Let the roux cook for 1 minute while stirring, then add the water-bouillon mixture. Whisk to prevent any lumps, and let the gravy cook on medium heat for about 5 minutes until thick and nape.


Special thanks to Emily Jacons of Sage Recipes for helping us test this recipe. 


Calories per serving:

44 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Carb, Low Sodium Sugar Conscious, Low Potassium, Kidney Friendly, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 71g 109%
  • Carbs 21g 7%
  • Saturated 45g 223%
  • Fiber 7g 27%
  • Trans 3g
  • Sugars 6g
  • Monounsaturated 18g
  • Polyunsaturated 3g
  • Protein 5g 9%
  • Cholesterol 183mg 61%
  • Sodium 903mg 38%
  • Calcium 248mg 25%
  • Magnesium 70mg 18%
  • Potassium 406mg 12%
  • Iron 4mg 22%
  • Zinc 1mg 6%
  • Phosphorus 88mg 13%
  • Vitamin A 613µg 68%
  • Vitamin C 10mg 17%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 9%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 6%
  • Niacin (B3) 1mg 5%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 28%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 52µg 13%
  • Vitamin B12 0µg 3%
  • Vitamin D 1µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 3mg 14%
  • Vitamin K 183µg 229%
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