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Chicken Fried Steak Bites and Pepper Gravy with Homemade Biscuits

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Chicken Fried Steak Bites with Gravy and Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits have seasoned crispy fried steak bites smothered in white southern style pepper gravy served over homemade flaky buttermilk biscuits.

This recipe is pretty easy to make. It looks like a lot of steps and ingredients but you should have most of the items on hand in your pantry already. I usually only need to buy the cube steaks and usually already have everything else.

You can also use store bought buttermilk biscuits if you would rather not make your own.

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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 Steak Bites with Gravy and Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits:

For the Biscuits:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Whisk together the ¼ cup milk and 1 tsp vinegar and set aside to sour. This makes homemade buttermilk.

Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl; cut in butter with a pastry blender, or a fork until mixture resembles coarse meal. Chill in refrigerator for 10 minutes.

flour mixture with butter cubes mashed in

Stir honey into buttermilk until well blended. Add buttermilk mixture to flour mixture and stir just until moist. The key to making really soft biscuits is not handling the dough too much.

honey buttermilk added to flour mixture

Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead lightly 4 times.

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Gently roll dough into a 1/2 inch thick rectangle with a rolling pin.

biscuit dough rolled into a rectangle

Fold the dough into thirds as if folding a piece of paper to fit into an envelope.

biscuit dough folded in 3rds

Gently re-roll dough into a 1/2 inch thick rectangle. Fold dough into thirds one more time. Gently roll into a rectangle about 3” x 6”.

Cut dough with a 3” circle biscuit or cookie cutter to form 2 biscuits.

round biscuit cutter cutting out biscuits

Place them 1 inch apart on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

two round biscuits on a baking tray

Bake for 10 – 12 minutes or until golden. Remove from the pan and cool on a wire rack.

two biscuits after baking

For the Steak:

While the biscuits bake, heat cooking oil in an electric skillet or large pan on stove (about 1/2” deep) to 325 degrees F.

Using a meat mallet, pound the cube steak to about quarter inch thick. Click for a meat mallet.

two cube steaks pounded thin

Cut the steaks into bite sized cubes.

cube steak cut into bite sized cubes

In a dish, stir together the flour, seasoned salt, onion powder, garlic powder and paprika. Set aside.

In another dish, whisk together the 2/3 cup milk, 2 tsp vinegar and egg.

flour and seasoning mixture in tray on left and egg, milk, and vinegar mixture in tray on right

Dredge the steaks in the seasoned flour.

steak cubes dredged in flour mixture

Then dredge in the egg wash.

steak cubes dredged in egg mixture

Coat a second time in the seasoned flour. Press on extra flour mixture.

steak cubes dredged in flour mixture a second time

Place steaks in the skillet and fry on each side 2 – 3 minutes until golden brown.

breaded steak cubes frying in a skillet

Remove from the oil and drain on paper towel lined plate.

fried breaded steak bites draining on a rack over paper towel

For the Gravy:

Discard all but 2 tablespoons of the oil drippings. If the pan is dry, add 2 tablespoons of cooking oil.

Add the flour to the drippings stirring constantly over low heat. Scrape any brown bits from the bottom of the skillet.

Add the salt and fresh cracked black pepper.

flour, oil, salt and pepper whisked in a pan

Gradually add the 1 cup milk, whisking constantly until thickened a little. If it’s too thick add additional milk.

milk added to the flour mixture in a pan

Place the biscuits on plates, top with the steak bites and then the pepper gravy.

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Yield: Serves 2

Chicken Fried Steak Bites with Pepper Gravy and Homemade Biscuits

close up view of Chicken Fried Steak Bites and Pepper Gravy with Homemade Biscuits on a plate

Chicken Fried Steak Bites with Gravy and Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits have seasoned crispy fried steak bites smothered in white southern style pepper gravy served over homemade flaky buttermilk biscuits.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Chill Time 10 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

For the Biscuits:

  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp butter (chilled and cut into small pieces)
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp honey

For the Steak:

  • 1/2 lb cube steaks
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp seasoned salt
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 2/3 cup whole milk
  • 2 tsp vinegar
  • 1 egg
  • Cooking oil for frying

For the Gravy:

  • 1 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp oil from pan drippings
  • 1/2 tsp fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 cup whole milk

Instructions

For the Biscuits:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Whisk together ¼ cup milk and 1 tsp vinegar and set aside to sour. This makes homemade buttermilk.
  3. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl; cut in butter with a pastry blender, or a fork until mixture resembles coarse meal. Chill in refrigerator for 10 minutes.
  4. Stir honey into buttermilk until well blended. Add buttermilk mixture to flour mixture and stir just until moist. The key to making really soft biscuits is not handling the dough too much.
  5. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead lightly 4 times.
  6. Gently roll dough into a 1/2 inch thick rectangle with a rolling pin. Fold dough into thirds as if folding a piece of paper to fit into an envelope. Gently re-roll dough into a 1/2 inch thick rectangle. Fold dough into thirds one more time. Gently roll into a rectangle about 3” x 6”.
  7. Cut dough with a 3” circle biscuit or cookie cutter to form 2 biscuits. Place 1 inch apart on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  8. Bake 10 - 12 minutes or until golden. Remove from pan and cool on a wire rack.

For the Steak:

  1. While the biscuits bake, heat cooking oil in an electric skillet or large pan on stove (about 1/2” deep) to 325 degrees F.
  2. Using a meat mallet, pound cube steaks to about quarter inch thick. Click for a meat mallet.
  3. Cut steaks into bite sized cubes.
  4. In a dish, stir together flour, seasoned salt, onion powder, garlic powder and paprika. Set aside.
  5. In another dish, whisk together 2/3 cup milk, 2 tsp vinegar and egg.
  6. Dredge steaks in seasoned flour, then into egg wash, and then back into seasoned flour. Press on extra flour mixture.
  7. Place steaks in skillet and fry on each side 2 - 3 minutes until golden brown, remove and drain on paper towel lined plate.

For the Gravy:

  1. Discard all but 2 tablespoons of oil drippings. If pan is dry, add 2 tablespoons of cooking oil.
  2. Add 1 tbsp flour to drippings stirring constantly over low heat. Scrape any brown bits from bottom of skillet.
  3. Add salt and fresh cracked black pepper.
  4. Gradually add 1 cup milk, whisking constantly until thickened a little. If it’s too thick add additional milk.
  5. Place biscuits on plates, top with steak bites and then pepper gravy.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1178Total Fat: 60gSaturated Fat: 20gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 34gCholesterol: 251mgSodium: 1137mgCarbohydrates: 105gFiber: 4gSugar: 21gProtein: 53g

Nutrition information is a guideline only, is calculated automatically by third party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.

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