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Classic Chicken Fried Steak with Gravy

Crispy-breaded beef steak flavor: Chicken Fried Steak with Gravy Sauce recipe! Learn how to cook this classic dish of American cuisine.

April 24, 2022
Chicken Fried SteakPhoto By Canva
Difficulty Medium
Servings 4-6 people
Preparation 20 mins
Cooking 20 mins
Total 40 mins



  1. Place each of the steaks between two plastic wraps. Beat the steak until very thin. As you strike, turn the steak frequently to make sure you are beating evenly. Beat steaks with a meat hammer until you have quarter-inch thick steaks.
  2. Sprinkle some salt on the meat and preheat the oven to 200 °F. Put a wire rack on a baking sheet and put it in the oven. You'll use the oven to keep the steak warm while you cook the rest.
  3. Take my two debts. Beat eggs and milk together. In the second, whisk together the flour, salt, garlic powder, and paprika. Dip one steak at a time into the flour mixture, pressing the steak into it. Lift the steaks, shake off the excess, and dip the steaks in the egg mixture, making sure to coat both sides. Finally, lift the steak from the egg wash and dip it in flour a second time. Put the steaks on a paper towel lined plate.
  4. In a large frying pan, add the oil so that it completely covers the bottom with a layer of at least half an inch. Heat the oil to 350 °F. You can roughly measure it by adding some flour or seeing if it sizzles when you add the handle of a wooden spoon. Working with one steak at a time, put each steak in the oil. Use a metal spoon to put some oil on top of the steak.
  5. Fry the steak for about 2 minutes on each side, until you see the edges of the steak beginning to turn golden. Being very careful, turn the steak over in the pan and fry for another two minutes. When both sides are completely golden, drain off the excess fat from the steak and transfer it to the baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining steaks and then move on to the sauce.
  6. To make the gravy sauce, add the oil and flour to the bowl. Whisk the flour. Cook the mixture for 4-5 minutes on medium-low heat, stirring constantly. Slowly add the milk and cream until the mixture has a smooth consistency. Stir the sauce constantly. The sauce will clump at first, but will loosen as you add more liquid. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Pour the sauce over the fried chicken steak. Serve it hot.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Chicken Fried Steak
Serves 4-6
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 54.9 g70.4%
Cholesterol 172 mg57.3%
Sodium 583 mg25.3%
Protein 43.8 g87.6%
Potassium 452 mg9.6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


  • Pound the steak thin. You can thin the meat with a meat mallet or get finely ground meat from the butcher. This way, the chicken steak cooks faster.
  • Dip the steaks well in flour. After dipping in the egg, flour the steaks again with the sole of your hand.
  • Check the temperature of the oil. Add some flour to the pan. If the oil sizzles, the oil is hot. Fat that is too cold will soak the steak deeply, giving it an unpleasant consistency. Too hot oil will burn the outside of the steak before the inside is properly cooked.
  • Adjust the seasonings you use in your flour mixture. You can have lemon pepper, thyme, or your favorite seasonings.
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Chicken Fried Steak is a breaded steak. It is traditionally coated with flour, breadcrumbs, and egg, like fried chicken, and fried. It is served with white gravy sauce.

Enjoy great dinners with this fried chicken steak recipe. Serve this classic American dish with mashed potatoes and green beans. Your whole family will love these crispy-coated steaks that you can easily prepare at home.

What Is the Difference Between Chicken Fried Steak and Country Fried Steak?

These two recipes mostly use the same ingredients. A Chicken Fried Steak is a breaded steak served with a white gravy. By comparison, country fried steak is a less crunchy option served with brown gravy. Also, no eggs are used in country-style chicken steaks.

What To Serve with Chicken Fried Steak?

Chicken Fried Steak goes well with many side dishes. It is usually served with mashed potatoes and coleslaw.

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How To Store Chicken Fried Steak?

Allow the chicken steaks to cool completely before storing them. Then put it in an airtight container. Keep it in the fridge for 3–4 days. You can also freeze these steaks. Place the undressed steaks in an airtight container and freeze for up to 4 months.

When reheating steaks, it is very important that you heat them sufficiently to avoid food poisoning. If the food is meat, the lowest internal temperature that the thickest piece should reach is 140 °F. You can purchase a meat thermometer to make sure you reach this temperature.

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