Copycat Applebee's Chicken Fried Chicken

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

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

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.
Most Helpful

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.

CaribbeanQueen October 04, 2005

I made this the other night for dinner, and I do have to say that the presentation of this chicken was a gorgeous golden brown. However, it did need a little more seasoning for my familys taste. And the country gravy was real bland. Next time I'll add more season to the batter and I won't make the gravy because the chicken really didn't need it. Thanks for sharing.

Tracy Horne April 09, 2004

After reading the reviews, I doubled the seasonings in the dusting, batter, and coating and the end result was fantastic!! I used all white flour as well too. It was crispy and had great flavor. Thanks for sharing!! :)

nicole_fowler March 31, 2011