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Chicken Fried Chicken and Gravy Recipe for Two

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

 

Chicken Fried Chicken and 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.

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

 

 

5 from 2 votes
Chicken Fried Chicken and Gravy
Chicken Fried Chicken and Gravy
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Chill
15 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: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Southern
Keyword: chicken fried chicken, pepper gravy
Servings (Adjustable): 2
Calories: 891 kcal
Author: Zona
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 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.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Fried Chicken and Gravy
Amount Per Serving
Calories 891 Calories from Fat 441
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 49g 75%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 217mg 72%
Sodium 1087mg 45%
Potassium 1011mg 29%
Total Carbohydrates 56g 19%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 11g
Protein 52g 104%
Vitamin A 14%
Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 29.4%
Iron 22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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