Chicken Fried Steak

Chicken Fried Steak

This Chicken Fried Steak Recipe has crispy, crunchy golden breading drizzled with mouth watering white gravy. Learn the simple secrets on how to make this restaurant-quality comfort food recipe just like the chefs do!

Chicken Fried Steak

Chicken Fried Steak

Prep Time: 10 MINUTES

Cook Time: 35 MINUTES

Marinade Time: 1 HOUR

Total Time: 1 HOUR 45 MINUTES

Ingredients

  • 4 cubed steaks, each about 1/3 pound
  • 1 ½ cups vegetable oil

Buttermilk Marinade

  • 2 cups buttermilk, see notes for substitutions
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 teaspoons salt

Breading

  • 1 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup corn starch
  • 1 ½ teaspoons seasoned salt
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

Gravy

  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 3 Tablespoons flour
  • 3 Tablespoons pan drippings
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 ½ cup milk
  • ¾ cup half and half

Instructions

Chicken Fried Steak

  1. Pat the steaks completely dry. Combine the marinate ingredients in a large casserole dish.
  2. Cover and marinate the steaks in the fridge for 1-2 hours, or overnight. (The longer the better.)
  3. Combine breading ingredients. Coat each steak in flour one at a time, just before you add it to the pan. For Crispiest results, fry one at a time. If you fry multiple, don’t allow them to touch.
  4. Add enough oil to cover the steak by 1/3. You may need to add more as each cooks.
  5. Heat oil to 350 degrees. Add the steak and fry for about 4 minutes, until golden brown. Use kitchen tongs to carefully check the bottom and flip.
  6. Remove and set a baking sheet.
  7. Once all the steaks are fried, keep them warm in a 200 degree oven while you prepare the gravy.

Gravy

  1. Pour the pan drippings into a heat-proof bowl. Don’t clean the pan.
  2. Allow the black flecks to fall to the bottom and skim 3 tablespoons of clean oil off the top. Set aside.
  3. Melt the butter in the pan over medium heat.
  4. Whisk in the flour for 1 minute to cook off the raw flour taste.
  5. Add the oil drippings and minced garlic. cook for 1 minute.
  6. Add chicken broth and seasonings. Stir to combine.
  7. Add milk and half and half. Stir to combine. Bring to a gentle boil, whisking continuously.
  8. Let it simmer and thicken until desired consistency is obtained.
  9. Feel free to taste test and adjust seasoning accordingly.

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