Country Fried Chicken and Gravy

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Country Fried Chicken and Gravy has always been one of my favorite comfort food meals! Nothing is better than crispy fried chicken, gravy, and mashed potatoes.

Country Fried Chicken and Gravy

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound chicken breast
  • salt, pepper, garlic powder
  • 2/3 cup of oil
  • 2 TBSP of butter
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 2 tsp each of salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, and steak seasoning (for flour mixture)
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup of grease from frying chicken
  • 1/3 cup of flour
  • 3 cups of milk
  • salt and pepper to taste

Prep Country Fried Chicken

Cut chicken breasts in half lengthwise to make them thinner. Season chicken on both sides with some salt, pepper, and garlic powder.

Seasoned Chicken


Mix together 1 cup of flour, 2 tsp each of salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, and steak seasoning in a large container.

I like to use a Better Breader Bowl from amazon (this is my amazon affiliate/commission-able link). The Better Breader Bowl makes breading chicken easy and less messy. I like it because it is also dishwasher safe!

In a separate bowl or container mix together 1 cup of milk and 1 egg. Set aside.

Make Country Fried Chicken

Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add 2/3 cup of oil and 2 tbsp of butter to the skillet.

While the skillet is heating up, dredge chicken in flour mixture, egg mixture, and back in the flour mixture.

Breaded Chicken

Gently shake off any excess flour from the chicken and place on a plate.

Once the skillet is hot, add the chicken to the skillet and cook for a few minutes on each side.

The chicken will cook until golden brown, crispy, and it reaches an internal temp of at least 165 degrees with a meat thermometer.

Fried Chicken

My chicken reached that temperature after cooking for 6 minutes. Remove the cooked chicken from the skillet and place on a clean plate lined with paper towels. Set aside.

Make Gravy

To make the gravy, remove most of the oil from cooking the chicken. I kept about 1/3 cup of the oil in the skillet.

Add 1/3 cup of flour to the hot skillet and stir well. Stir until the flour and oil are well combined and let cook for at least a minute or two.

Next, add 3 cups of milk and stir well. Stir well and cook on low heat until the gravy thickens.

Once the gravy reaches the consistency you want season to taste with salt and pepper and serve.

Serve Country Fried Chicken and Gravy

Once the chicken and gravy is done it’s time to eat! I serve Country Fried Chicken and Gravy over some homemade mashed potatoes with corn and rolls. This is also good with some green beans or a side salad if you want more veggies!

Country Fried Chicken and Gravy

Tips and Frequently Asked Questions

  • Always cook chicken until it reaches 165 degrees with an internal meat thermometer.
  • I used canola oil for frying the chicken.
  • I love using The Better Breader Bowl from amazon to bread chicken.
  • If your gravy gets too thick you can add more milk a little bit at a time until it reaches the right consistency. If it’s too thin let it keep cooking until it thickens.

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Country Fried Chicken and Gravy

Country Fried Chicken and Gravy

This is the ultimate comfort food and a recipe the whole family loves!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken Recipes, Country Fried Chicken, Family Dinner
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

  • 1 lb chicken breast
  • salt, pepper, garlic powder (for chicken)
  • 2/3 cup of oil
  • 2 TBSP of butter
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 2 tsp each of salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, and steak seasoning (for flour mixture)
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup of grease from frying chicken
  • 1/3 cup of flour
  • 3 cups of milk
  • salt and pepper to taste (for gravy)

Instructions

  • Cut chicken breasts in half lengthwise to make them thinner. Season chicken on both sides with some salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add 2/3 cup of oil and 1 tbsp of butter to the skillet.
  • While the pan is heating up mix together 1 cup of flour, 2 tsp each of salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, and steak seasoning.
  • In a separate bowl or container mix together 1 cup of milk and 1 egg. Dredge chicken in flour mixture, egg mixture, and back in the flour mixture.
  • Once the oil is hot fry the chicken for a few minutes on each side until they are golden brown and fully cooked. Cook chicken until it reaches 165 degrees with an internal meat thermometer.
  • Remove the chicken from the pan and place on a plate covered with paper towels to absorb any extra grease.
  • Pour out all but about 1/3 cup of the oil. To make the gravy add 1/3 cup of flour to the oil making a roux. Once the oil and flour are well incorporated let cook for at least one minute.
  • Add 3 cups of milk and keep stirring constantly. Add salt and pepper to taste. Once thickened serve over fried chicken.

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