I made this recipe yesterday and I was very pleased at the way the chicken fried up nice and crispy almost like regular fried chicken. The problem I had with this recipe is that there seems to be something missing from the gravy to thicken it up. It remained a liquid even after reducing by one third. I believe George Stella uses Guar or Xanthan gum as a thickener. I also use those products to thicken but by the time that I realized that the gravy needed to be thickened there was not enough of it left after boiling away.
I will deffinately make this meal again but I will use Xanthan gum (from your local health food store)as a thickener for the gravy.