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:

50 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 75g 115%
  • Carbs 39g 13%
  • Saturated 47g 234%
  • Fiber 19g 76%
  • Trans 3g
  • Sugars 6g
  • Monounsaturated 19g
  • Polyunsaturated 3g
  • Protein 8g 16%
  • Cholesterol 183mg 61%
  • Sodium 906mg 38%
  • Calcium 744mg 74%
  • Magnesium 199mg 50%
  • Potassium 727mg 21%
  • Iron 12mg 69%
  • Zinc 2mg 16%
  • Phosphorus 115mg 16%
  • Vitamin A 702µg 78%
  • Vitamin C 20mg 33%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 24%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 12%
  • Niacin (B3) 3mg 13%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 69%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 134µg 34%
  • Vitamin B12 0µg 3%
  • Vitamin D 1µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 5mg 25%
  • Vitamin K 697µg 872%
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