Can You Freeze KFC Gravy?
I spent a very long time thinking that dipping KFC chicken in gravy was weird. Eventually, I did change my mind however and now I love a pot of KFC gravy with my boneless banquet meal.
However, if you have a pot of gravy with your meal that doesn’t get used for whatever reason, you might be wondering what you can do with it. This post aims to answer the question of whether you can successfully freeze KFC gravy.
Some of you may be reading this and thinking ‘Leftover KFC Gravy – what’s that?’ however, you may just not end up using it if you prefer other dips or you might not like the other options such as sweetcorn or coleslaw.
Even if you don’t use the KFC gravy with your fried chicken, it is pretty damn tasty and would be great for pouring over a Sunday Dinner or Bangers and Mash.
If you plan to use the KFC gravy within a few days then freezing it probably isn’t even necessary. Simply allow it to cool and then store it in the fridge until needed.
Can You Freeze KFC Gravy?
Yes, KFC gravy can absolutely be frozen. KFC makes gravy fresh each day so there is no need to worry about it having been previously frozen.
Ensure the gravy is completely cooled before freezing. You may also wish to put the gravy into a slightly larger container to allow for expansion when freezing.
Remember to add the date it was frozen too. KFC Gravy will be fine in the freezer for around four months.
How To Freeze KFC Gravy
Freezing KFC gravy is easy by following the steps below. Gravy should be frozen as soon as it is cold or after it has been in the fridge for a day or two. Any gravy that has been left out at room temperature for more than four hours or overnight should be discarded.
- Make sure the gravy is completely cooled before freezing.
- You can freeze the gravy in the container it’s in, but do ensure it’s not too full as the liquid will expand during cooking. Another option is to move the gravy to another freezer-safe container such as a zip-lock bag.
- Label and date the gravy. This makes it easier to determine what it is and when it need to be used by. KFC gravy can be frozen for three to four months.
How To Defrost KFC Gravy
KFC can be defrosted overnight in the refrigerator. Alternatively, you reheat the gravy from frozen either in a pan or using the defrost setting on your microwave.
How To Reheat KFC Gravy
When reheating any product, it should be piping hot before serving to ensure all bacteria are killed.
Reheat the gravy to a minimum of 80 degrees celsius and ensure it remains at that temperature for at least six seconds according to a food thermometer.
KFC Gravy can be reheated either on the stove, in the microwave or in the oven. Stirring the gravy often is recommended to ensure the gravy reheats evenly and there are no hotspots.
When reheating gravy after freezing it can be a little watery, so you may wish to add a few gravy granules or a little cornflour to make it the desired consistency.
Wondering what to do with your leftover KFC gravy? This post has 21 excellent suggestions.
Can You Freeze KFC Gravy – Frequently Asked Questions
Can You Freeze KFC Gravy In The Pot It Comes In?
Yes, you can freeze KFC gravy in the pot it comes in, but personally, I prefer to decant it into something a little bit more sturdy.
How Long Can KFC Gravy Be Frozen For?
Typically gravy can be frozen for three to four months. After this time it will be safe to eat but may not taste as nice!
Can you order KFC Gravy online?
Yes, you can get KFC gravy delivered to your door via Just Eat or Deliveroo.
Can You Make KFC Gravy At Home?
If you can’t get enough of KFC gravy you might want to give making it at home a whirl. Here are a few recipes you could try. For freezing instructions refer to each individual recipe.
How Long Does KFC Gravy Keep In The Fridge?
As KFC make their gravy fresh each day, KFC Gravy can safely be kept in the fridge for three to four days.
And there we have it, everything you need to know about freezing KFC gravy ready to be used another day.
Freezing Other Types Of Gravy
Need to freeze a different type of gravy? We’ve got you covered.