Jonah's no added salt chicken gravy

Which meat eater doesn't love a traditional Sunday roast chicken with all the trimmings? If you're baby led weaning, or feeding a toddler, they will enjoy this staple family meal too. A traditional accompaniment to classic roast chicken is a delicious chicken gravy. So good – Sunday dinners wouldn't be the same without it.

Most traditional gravies are too salty for babies and toddlers – Bisto Gravy granules have 14g salt per 100g! The government recommendation for babies under 1 year is 1g of salt, rising to 2g for 1 year plus. Anything with more than 1.5g salt per 100g is considered to have a high salt content and will be unsuitable for babies and toddlers.

But I wouldn't have Jonah missing out at our Sunday meal time! So I created a quick and easy chicken gravy recipe to be lower in salt and suitable for babies and toddlers, and I'd like to share the recipe with you. It tastes so much better than gravy made from gravy granules.

The recipe uses Kallo Organic very low salt chicken stock cubes rather than regular salty stock.

Typically we all have this low salt version now – it's so tasty! If we want salt we can add it back in later with our Homdox Salt Grinder.

If you prefer to have a salty gravy just for adults, you can freeze the leftovers from this recipe into an ice cube tray and pop them out as needed, which is super convenient!

Jonah's no added salt chicken gravy

7 mins 8 mins
15 mins

Serves 4


  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • 1 x Kallo Organic very low salt chicken stock cube
  • 200ml of water or reserved vegetable water
  • ½ tsp apple cider vinegar or lemon juice
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp dried herbs, I use tarragon, you could use thyme, rosemary, or a mix
  • ¼ tsp white pepper (optional)
  • ½ tbsp chicken fat (optional)


1. Melt the butter in a small/medium saucepan.

2. Add the flour to make a roux, and mix well with a fork so it's fully dissolved into the butter.

3. Let it brown for 2 to 3 minutes until golden, keeping a close eye on it, as it turns fast!

4. Meanwhile, boil the kettle or reserve some vegetable cooking water. The roux should now look like this:

5. Put the stock cube in a small measuring jug, and add in the boiling water or reserved vegetable water.

6. The roux should now look like this:

7. Gradually add in the liquid, stirring constantly to ensure lumps are worked out.

8. Once all the liquid is added, simmer for about 5 minutes to allow the gravy to thicken.

9. Add the apple cider vinegar/lemon, garlic powder, herbs, and pepper and stir through. You could also add some chicken fat – it doesn't really need it though!

10. Serve and enjoy!

This gravy recipe can be adapted any way you please. You could make a vegetable gravy by using a Kallo Organic very low salt vegetable stock cube. Or give it a lemon flavour by adding lemon zest. 

What do you think ? Will you try the gravy? Let me know in the comments!

Find out how to make this delicious no added salt chicken gravy, suitable for babies of six months plus and toddlers.


  1. I love this recipe. My kids will not eat anything that does not have sauce. So i will be returning to your post.

  2. Gravy is such a yummy addition to any meal. Love the idea of making it for baby without salt! Great post! Pinning for later.

    1. Thanks Jamie, I'd hate for Jonah to miss out on yummy gravy!

  3. I'm obsessed with gravy! This looks so good! I love all of your photos too. I like how there was a visual for the steps to make it. 😊

    1. Thank you Claudia, I find it easier with pictures to show me what to do.

  4. We use gravy in our household a lot and goodness knows we don't need any more salt in our diets! Pinned this for my next meal with gravy. Thanks for sharing your recipe xx


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