Chicken-Fried Steak (Chicken With Creamy Gravy)

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

A cast-iron skillet will work the best for this recipe, this also works well using beef that has been pounded thinly. Serve with fries or mashed comfort food! Make certain not to crush the crackers to a fine powder --- this is very good!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Season the chicken breasts with black pepper.
  2. In a shallow dish combine crushed cracker crumbs with flour 1 teaspoon seasoned salt, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, cayenne pepper (if using) and baking powder.
  3. In another shallow dish whisk together eggs with 3/4 milk.
  4. Dredge the chicken breasts in the cracker mixture then dip in the egg/milk mixture, then dredge AGAIN in the cracker mixture.
  5. Pour the oil into a large skillet and heat to 360 degrees F.
  6. Fry the breasts in hot oil for about 3-4 minutes on each side or until golden brown; remove to a wire rack and cover lightly with foil.
  7. Carefully drain oil but reserve the browned bits in the bottom of the skillet along with a couple tablespoons of the oil.
  8. In a bowl mix together 4 cups half and half cream, 1/4 cup flour 1 teaspoon seasoned salt and 1 teaspoon black pepper; whisk until combined, then add to the reserved drippings in the skillet, cook whisking constantly over medium-high heat for about 10 minutes or until thickened.
  9. Serve the creamed gravy with the breasts.


Most Helpful

This sounds good, but, it is NOT chicken-fried steak. Chicken fried steak is beef steak (usually cube steak) fried in the same manner as chicken, hence the name.

Karen S. September 29, 2013

My husband really liked this. (I did too but it isn't something that I crave.) I think it might be easier to use plain flour for the first dipping, the chicken picked up the plain flour out of the mix on the first go-around anyways. One could also use a gallon plastic bag for dredging the chicken. I should also mention that we didn't make your gravy this time around.

Chef Tweaker November 03, 2012

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