Fried Chicken With Peppery Gravy

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

Oh man this takes me back. Talk about the ultimate comfort food! I'm a sucker for creamy, peppery gravy! You must make mashed potatoes with this! This recipe is easy to double if you need. It's just me and DH, so I only make 2 breasts. I hope you like this as much as I do! Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine milk and lemon juice in a shallow bowl. In another shallow bowl, combine flour, salt, pepper and cayenne.
  2. Dip chicken in milk and then flour. Reserve leftover flour and milk for gravy.
  3. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Let oil get really hot before adding chicken! Fry chicken about 5 minutes on each side, until golden brown and cooked through. Remove chicken from pan.
  4. Add remaining flour to skillet with pan drippings. Cook, stirring constantly over medium-high heat until flour is golden, about 1 minute.
  5. Gradually stir in remaining milk. Cook, wisking well until gravy is smooth and thickened, which should be about 2 minutes.
  6. Spoon gravy over chicken and serve!
Most Helpful

5 5

At last, I can make fried chicken!!! WhooHoo :D. Truthfully, I was born without the fried chicken gene that was strong in our family. This is the best fried chicken recipe that I have ever made and as a plus it works perfectly with skinless/boneless breasts. The only thing I did differently was to omit the cayenne so that DH would eat it too. Lots of wonderful "down home" flavor, very easy to do, and if I can make fried chicken it's also foolproof. There is no doubt that this will be made again many times over. Made for Photo Tag.

5 5

Oh Man! You are so right, the absolute ultimate comfort food! This chicken was so delicious. I double dipped the chicken to make a thicker crust and had no flour left over for the gravy afterwards so I just dumped in some plain flower and added a little too much, I ended up using an additional 5 oz. can of milk plus probably about a cup of regular milk to make the gravy. Needless to say we had plenty of gravy but it was okay. Because I used plain flour I spiced up the gravy with some additional salt, pepper and cayenne. This meal was fantastic!