This is a recipe for how to make a gravy using just water in 4 minutes flat. The secret is to use both chicken AND beef stock cubes for the best flavour and a nice deep brown colour. It tastes just like KFC – but BETTER! No pan drippings required.

Pour over everything!

This gravy recipe tastes like what you get in those tubs of KFC Potato and Gravy. Those of you who abstain from all forms of fast food may not know what it tastes like. But all you need to know is that it’s everything that you’d expect from KFC – reliably tasty, well seasoned, can make anything delicious!


1 chicken stock cube / bouillon cube (sub 2 tsp powder) (Note 1)

1 beef stock cube / bouillon cube (sub 2 tsp powder) (Note 1)

2 1/4 cups (565ml) boiling water

60g/ 4 tbsp butter , unsalted

4 tbsp flour , plain / all purpose

1/2 tsp onion powder (ok to omit or sub garlic powder)

1/4 tsp finely ground black pepper

Salt , if needed


Crumble cubes into boiling water, mix to dissolve.

Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat.

Add flour, onion powder and pepper. Mix into butter with a wooden spoon or whisk.

While stirring, slowly pour in half the liquid. Once incorporated into the flour butter roux (it will thicken quickly), add remaining liquid and mix.

Stir for 1.5 – 2 minutes until it thickens to a gravy consistency (it’s quick as water is already hot). Taste, add more salt and pepper if needed.

Serve over chops, steak, sausages, veggies, roast chicken, pork, beef, lamb. Pictured – KFC Potato and Gravy copycat!

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