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Chicken Fried Chicken and Gravy Recipe for Two

Chicken Fried Chicken and Gravy

Chicken Fried Chicken and Gravy has juicy, tender, seasoned crispy oven baked breaded chicken smothered in white southern style milk and pepper gravy.

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This small batch comfort food recipe serves 2 and makes a great lunch or date night dinner.

How to make Chicken Fried Chicken and Gravy:

For the Chicken:

Using a meat mallet, pound the chicken breasts to about half an inch thick. Click here for a meat mallet.

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two chicken pieces pounded flat with meat mallet

Sift together the flour, Panko breadcrumbs, seasoned salt, onion powder, garlic powder and paprika. Set aside.

Whisk together the whole milk, vinegar and egg.

flour mixture in one bowl and egg mixture in a second bowl

Dip the chicken pieces into the seasoned flour.

chicken piece dipped into flour mixture

Then dip them into the egg wash, and then back into the seasoned flour. Shake off any excess.

chicken piece dipped into egg mixture

Place the breaded chicken onto a plate in a single layer. Refrigerate uncovered for 15 minutes to let the breading to set.

two chicken pieces coated in egg and flour mixtures

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (180 C) and place a baking rack inside a rimmed baking sheet. Click here for a baking rack.

Add the cooking oil over medium heat to a large skillet.

Brown the chicken about 2 minutes per side, turning over carefully.

Place browned chicken onto the rack over the baking sheet and into the oven for 20 minutes or until the juices run clear.

For the Gravy (start about 10 minutes into chicken bake cycle):

Discard all but 1 tablespoon of the oil drippings. If the pan is dry, add 1 tablespoon of cooking oil.

Heat the pan over medium-high heat.

Add the flour to the drippings stirring constantly. Scrape any brown bits from the bottom of the skillet. Add the salt and fresh cracked black pepper.

flour, and grease whisked together in a pan

Gradually add the evaporated and whole milk whisking constantly. Turn the heat up to medium-high and bring to a boil.

southern black pepper gravy cooking in a pan

Lower the heat and allow the gravy to gently simmer for about 5 minutes. Taste and adjust the salt and pepper to your taste. If it’s too thick add additional milk.

Serve the pepper gravy drizzled over the chicken fried chicken and garnish with more black pepper, if desired.

Chicken Fried Chicken and Gravy Recipe for Two

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Yield: 2 servings

Chicken Fried Chicken and Gravy

Chicken Fried Chicken and Gravy

Chicken Fried Chicken and Gravy has juicy, tender, seasoned crispy oven baked breaded chicken smothered in white southern style milk and pepper gravy.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Chill 15 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

For the Chicken:

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup cooking oil

For the Gravy:

  • 1/8 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon pan drippings
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/3 cup whole milk (plus additional as needed to thin)

Instructions

For the Chicken:

  1. Using a meat mallet, pound the chicken breasts to about half an inch thick. Click for a meat mallet.
  2. Sift together the flour, Panko breadcrumbs, seasoned salt, onion powder, garlic powder and paprika. Set aside.
  3. Whisk together the whole milk, vinegar and egg.
  4. Dip the chicken pieces into the seasoned flour, then into the egg wash, and then back into the seasoned flour. Shake off any excess.
  5. Place the breaded chicken onto a plate in a single layer. Refrigerate uncovered for 15 minutes to let the breading to set.
  6. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (180 C) and place a baking rack inside a rimmed baking sheet. Click for a baking rack.
  7. Add 1/4 cup oil over medium heat to a large skillet.
  8. Brown the chicken about 2 minutes per side, turning over carefully.
  9. Place browned chicken onto the rack over the baking sheet and into the oven for 20 minutes or until the juices run clear.

For the Gravy (start about 10 minutes into chicken bake cycle):

  1. Discard all but 1 tablespoon of the oil drippings. If the pan is dry, add 1 tablespoon of cooking oil.
  2. Add the flour to the drippings stirring constantly over medium high heat. Scrape any brown bits from the bottom of the skillet. Add the salt and fresh cracked black pepper.
  3. Gradually add the evaporated and whole milk whisking constantly. Turn the heat up to medium-high and bring to a boil.
  4. Lower the heat and allow the gravy to gently simmer for about 5 minutes. Taste and adjust the salt and pepper to your taste. If it’s too thick add additional milk.
  5. Serve the pepper gravy drizzled over the chicken fried chicken and garnish with more black pepper, if desired.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 891 Saturated Fat: 8g Cholesterol: 217mg Sodium: 1087mg Carbohydrates: 56g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 11g Protein: 52g
Nutrition information is a guideline only, is calculated automatically by third party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.

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