Copycat Applebee's Chicken Fried Chicken

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by PalatablePastime

This would go great with garlic mashed potatoes and steamed veggies.

Top Review by CaribbeanQueen

I can't give this recipe any stars because I really changed things up. And it's just not right to rate my version of Sue L's recipe. BUT this is a great blueprint recipe to 'doll up' to suit your own tastes. I doubled the spices suggested and added cayenne for some zip. Also added some poultry seasoning to the gravy. Yummy! Today I chopped up the left over chicken and made chicken salad sandwiches. I will make this again.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Simmer milk and chicken broth for gravy over low heat, being careful not to scorch.
  2. Add garlic, onion powder, pepper and salt to gravy.
  3. In a small dish, stir together cold water and cornstarch.
  4. Stir cornstarch slurry into gravy, stirring constantly, and increase heat, cooking until gravy is thickened.
  5. Set gravy aside and keep warm.
  6. Heat 2-3 inches of oil in a deep skillet to 350F.
  7. Mix ingredients for dusting and coating in separate bowls.
  8. Stir together dry ingredients for batter in a bowl.
  9. Add oil, eggs, milk, and water, stirring with a whisk until mixture is smooth.
  10. Place a chicken breast into the dusting mixture and cover both sides.
  11. Then dip chicken breast in the batter and allow excess batter to drain.
  12. Then place battered chicken breast in the coating mixture, covering batter evenly but not too thick.
  13. Fry chicken at once for 6-8 minutes or until chicken reaches 165F.
  14. Do the same with the other breasts, but do not crowd pan.
  15. Drain chicken when cooked and serve hot with Country Gravy.

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