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Chicken Fried Chicken and Gravy Recipe

November 27, 2017
Chicken Fried Chicken and Gravy Recipe - delicious comfort food!

Chicken Fried Chicken and Gravy has juicy, tender, seasoned crispy oven baked breaded chicken smothered in white southern style milk and pepper gravy. This small batch comfort food recipe serves 2 and makes a great lunch or date night dinner.

 

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

 

Whisk together the whole milk, vinegar and egg.

 

Dip the chicken pieces into the seasoned flour, then into the egg wash, and then back into the seasoned flour. Shake off any excess.

 

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

Chicken Fried Chicken and Gravy Recipe - chill the raw breaded chicken in the fridge 15 minutes

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

Chicken Fried Chicken and Gravy Recipe - gravy simmering in the pan for 5 minutes

 

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.

 

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Chicken Fried Chicken and Gravy Recipe - serves 2
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Chicken Fried Chicken and Gravy
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 
Chicken Fried Chicken and Gravy has juicy, tender, seasoned crispy oven baked breaded chicken smothered in white southern style milk and pepper gravy.
Course: Date Night, Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Southern
Servings (Adjustable): 2
Calories: 763 kcal
Author: Zona
Ingredients (Choose US or Metric)
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 here 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 here 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 Facts
Chicken Fried Chicken and Gravy
Amount Per Serving
Calories 763 Calories from Fat 369
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 41g 63%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 180mg 60%
Sodium 1021mg 43%
Potassium 799mg 23%
Total Carbohydrates 56g 19%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 11g
Protein 40g 80%
Vitamin A 13.7%
Vitamin C 3.1%
Calcium 29.1%
Iron 20.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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