CHICKEN FRIED STEAK AND GRAVY

Chicken fried steak is a great Southern recipe.

Chicken fried steak is one of my favorite dishes served with mashed potatoes and gravy.  Someone asked me for the recipe recently and I was totally surprised that I did not have it on my blog.  I guess I thought everyone knew how to make this great dish.  There is not a lot to it and you can use cube steak, beef chuck steak, boneless sirloin, or round steak.  The picture above is of cubed steak chicken fried.

Chicken fried steak and gravy is easy and delicious.

4 to 6 cubed steaks

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon black pepper

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Pinch cayenne (Optional)

2 eggs

1/4 to 1/2 cup cooking oil (I use Canola)

1 1/2 cups milk

Chicken Fried Steak Instructions

In a flat dish or pan (I use a pie pan) combine flour, salt, black pepper, garlic powder and cayenne.  Whisk together.  Break the 2 eggs into a separate bowl and beat till smooth.  Dip steaks in egg and then flour mixture. (I only do this once but some people dip in the egg, then flour, then egg again and flour again).  Make sure they are well coated with flour.  In a skillet on top of the stove heat oil to sizzling.(When you put a drop of water in oil it sizzles). Add steaks to hot oil being very careful since oil is so hot.  Cook 4 to 6 minutes on each side until golden brown.  Remove steaks to a plate and cover to keep warm.  Pour hot oil from skillet until you have only about 4 tablespoons remaining along with the browned crumbs and such in the pan. Add 3 to 4 tablespoons of the leftover flour  to the drippings and stir to mix well.  Add 1 1/2 cups milk and cook to boiling.  Remove when gravy gets to desired thickness.  Pour gravy over cooked steaks and serve.  Makes 4 to 6 servings.  Enjoy!

Note:  Steaks should be about 1/4 inch thick. You can tenderize by pounding with a meat tenderizer tool.

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Chicken Fried Steak and Gravy

This recipe is a classic! Easy to make and one your family will love. Serve with mashed potatoes and green beans and you have the perfect meal!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: chicken fried steak, chicken fried steak and gravy
Servings: 6 servings
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks

Ingredients

  • 4 to 6 cubed steaks
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Pinch cayenne Optional
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup cooking oil I use Canola
  • 1 1/2 cups milk

Instructions

  • In a flat dish or pan (I use a pie pan) combine flour, salt, black pepper, garlic powder and cayenne.  Whisk together.  Break the 2 eggs into a separate bowl and beat till smooth.  Dip steaks in egg and then flour mixture. (I only do this once but some people dip in the egg, then flour, then egg again and flour again).  Make sure they are well coated with flour.
  • In a skillet on top of the stove heat oil to sizzling.(When you put a drop of water in oil it sizzles). Add steaks to hot oil being very careful since oil is so hot.  Cook 4 to 6 minutes on each side until golden brown.  Remove steaks to a plate and cover to keep warm
  • Pour hot oil from skillet until you have only about 4 tablespoons remaining along with the browned crumbs and such in the pan. Add 3 to 4 tablespoons of the leftover flour  to the drippings and stir to mix well.  Add 1 1/2 cups milk and cook to boiling.  Remove when gravy gets to desired thickness.  Pour gravy over cooked steaks and serve.
  • Makes 4 to 6 servings.

Notes

Steaks should be about 1/4 inch thick. You can tenderize by pounding with a meat tenderizer tool.

 
If you like this recipe, you might also like my recipe for Hamburger Steak and Gravy.
 
 
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32 Comments

  1. We had this for supper recently and then today here’s the recipe ! Happy to know that I made it in accordance to the Southern Ladies recipe ♥️ always loved and appreciated at my house !5 stars

  2. We made this recipe today and they turned out wonderful! This is the first time my breading has stayed on the meat. Thank you so much!5 stars

  3. This popped up on my news feed and made me so hungry lol. I havent had it in awhile. Its definetly on the menu for tonight!!

  4. My batter always comes off when I turn it over. Meaning, the first side fries, I turn it over to cook the second side and when I takes it out of the pan, no batter comes with it.

    1. Be sure your meat is dry before you start. Pat it dry with a paper towel, then make sure your oil is hot enough to make small bubbles if you stick the end of a wooden spoon in the oil. Hope this helps.

    2. That’s why I used the flour-egg- flour method. I don’t use garlic or cayenne but slosh some Worcestershire sauce into my eggs.

  5. I put my chicken fried steak in the oven, 200 temp., on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. It keeps them warm and moist while iI make the gravy. Really enjoy your site.

  6. If you type “shrimp” into the search box on any page all the shrimp recipes should come up for you. I know there is a shrimp pasta salad on here.

    1. It is “Chicken Fried” steak…because it is cooked pretty much the same way one would do fried chicken but with steak instead.

  7. I do every thing just like you except I dredge mine with regular milk and flour and again in buttermilk and flour. Made it in hunting camp last week it was great.

  8. i make this often just like your recipe, but i always use self rising flour and you use all- purpose. Is there a difference?

  9. I made this for myself for just this past Sunday night dinner, I added some fried pork sausage to the gravy for a little extra flavor. I haven’t had anything so delicious in a long time.5 stars

    1. Hi Ernestine! So good to hear from you. I hope all is well in the woods house. I miss you, too. Have a great week. Love and hugs.

  10. this sounds like a wonderful comfort food recipe for a cold rain day, thank you for posting this, I’m in a cooking slump with no idea what to make for dinner anymore.

  11. Thanks for sharing this! This is one of my husband’s favorites but I have never tried it. I will definitely try this recipe next week! My husband will be so happy that I found your website!

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