Crispy on the outside, tender and juicy inside….Easy Chicken Fried Steak with Country Gravy is a dinner the whole family will love. Simple to make and ready in less than 30 minutes from start to finish.
Soooooo….nostalgia month continues? I don’t know what’s gotten into me, I’m totally binging on the comfort food. Which isn’t really doing me any favors in the shorts/swimwear area with summer right around the corner. But right now, all I want is my old favorites like Salisbury steak and Oven Fried Chicken with heaping piles of mashed potatoes. Know what I’m sayin’? And nothing beats a Chicken Fried Steak smothered in creamy country gravy. It is THE ultimate in comfort food.
I’m a lover of southern food….so much that I sometimes wonder if I were actually raised there and somehow transplanted to the north without any recollection of living elsewhere. Except for my lingering love of southern comfort foods, Spanish moss and sweet tea. If given the opportunity to pick just one food to eat for the rest of my life…it would be a toss up between crispy fried chicken or Chicken Fried Steak with Country Gravy. It truly is one of my absolute favorite thing to eat on the planet….besides a bowl full of chocolate ice cream, of course.
And this Easy Chicken Fried Steak with Country Gravy couldn’t be simpler to make. It all starts with a cube steak which is, essentially, a round steak that’s been tenderized into oblivion then dredged in a seasoned flour mixture, egg and then back into the flour before being lightly fried to a crispy golden brown. It’s actually quite genius if you ask me, and whoever created this beautiful thing decided that you MUST make a creamy pan gravy from the drippings to drape lovingly over your crispy fried goodness. How dreamy does that sound?
Do you know what’s even better? This Easy Chicken Fried Steak with Country Gravy is ready in less than 30 minutes. That’s right….30 minutes! Because the steaks are thin they cook quickly and evenly. They’re perfect for busy weeknights and always a huge hit with my family. I may not be from the south but I certainly try to channel my inner southern belle when I’m in the kitchen. And this recipe is simply fabulous. The best comfort food there is.
Easy Chicken Fried Steak with Country Gravy
- 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter, divided
- 1 cup + 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- kosher salt and ground black pepper
- 1 large Eggland's Best egg
- 1/4 cup water
- 4 cube steaks (or round steaks pounded thin with a meat tenderizer)
- 1 1/2 cups low sodium chicken broth
- 1 cup milk
- For the full recipe instructions, visit RecipeGirl.com