Southern Fried Chicken W/Cream Gravy

Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 30 mins

This chicken is crispy and the best I've eaten! It is important to follow the instructions on when to cover or uncover chicken during frying. That's what makes it crispy. To me, this is the ultimate comfort food with the delicious cream gravy. Prep and cook times are approximate.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash and dry chicken pieces; shake in a bag with flour, salt, pepper and poultry seasoning.
  2. Dip coated pieces in cream in pie plate; then dip in remaining flour mixture again to coat evenly.
  3. Pour enough oil into a large skillet to make a depth of 1".
  4. Heat over moderate heat to 375 degrees on deep-fat frying thermometer (if you have one).
  5. If not, just test heat by sprinkling a drop of water into grease, if it pops, it's ready enough.
  6. (Stand back, so you don't get splattered).
  7. Add chicken, skin side down.
  8. When underside of chicken starts to brown, lower heat and partially cover skillet with lid.
  9. Turn chicken pieces after 15 minutes.
  10. Continue cooking second side, uncovered, until browned and chicken is tender, 10 minutes longer.
  11. Drain on paper toweling, keep warm.
  12. Serve with Cream Gravy, if you wish.
  13. For Cream Gravy: Pour off fat from skillet, leaving brown bits; return 2 tablespoons fat to pan.
  14. Stir in 2 tablespoons flour; heat until light brown.
  15. Remove from heat; gradually stir in 1 cup light cream.
  16. Return to heat; cook, stirring constantly, until thickened and bubbly.
  17. If too thick, add more cream.
  18. Taste; add salt and pepper as needed.
  19. Makes about 1-1/4 cups.


Most Helpful

Very good recipe. The gravy was excellent. Will make again.

mightyro_cooking4u January 17, 2011

This was very good, the only changes I made was to do a egg dip first, then flour mix, then heavy cream, then flour mix. It was the best coating I have ever gotten for fried chicken, nice thick and crispy brown. I did need a little more fat for the gravy for flavor. Thank you!!

Coppercloud February 14, 2010

I made this for dinner the other night and it was just yummy! The chicken turned out perfect and the gravy was great. Needless to say there were no left overs as my husband and son just ate until it was all gone. Thanks for the great recipe.

4-H Mom February 12, 2009

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