Easy Chicken Fried Steak with Country Gravy


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.

Ready in 30 minutes, this easy Chicken Fried Steak with Country Gravy recipe is a family favorite. | TheSuburbanSoapbox.com

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.

Ready in 30 minutes, this easy Chicken Fried Steak with Country Gravy recipe is a family favorite. | TheSuburbanSoapbox.com

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.

Ready in 30 minutes, this easy Chicken Fried Steak with Country Gravy recipe is a family favorite. | TheSuburbanSoapbox.com

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?

Ready in 30 minutes, this easy Chicken Fried Steak with Country Gravy recipe is a family favorite. | TheSuburbanSoapbox.com

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

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken fried steak
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 2780 kcal

chicken fried steak is your perfect weekend dinner with some country gravy on top!



  • 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


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Nutrition Facts
Easy Chicken Fried Steak with Country Gravy
Amount Per Serving (0 g)
Calories 2780 Calories from Fat 1593
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 177g 272%
Saturated Fat 70g 350%
Cholesterol 798mg 266%
Sodium 1090mg 45%
Potassium 3098mg 89%
Total Carbohydrates 114g 38%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 13g
Protein 174g 348%
Vitamin A 58.8%
Calcium 50.3%
Iron 104.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

8 comments on “Easy Chicken Fried Steak with Country Gravy”

  1. The pics look terrific. But I’m surprised the recipe didn’t have powdered rosemary or rubbed sage which is what usually makes something southern.

  2. So I made this. As promised, it’s pretty quick. Lots of dishes.
    The chicken is not very flavorful, I would suggest more of the spices (especially cayenne for more depth).
    The gravy is extremely pale and needs a lot of salt.

    • I’m sorry you found it lacking in the seasonings but some readers are sensitive to salt and since that’s an easy fix at the end I tend to pull back. I like things salty so I probably would like your style. 🙂

  3. Chicken ??????? This is chicken fried steak.

  4. If only I could get thru all these pop up ads & actually see & study recipe

    • My apologies if you found the ads obtrusive but they help pay for the expenses incurred by running the blog. Otherwise, I have to charge readers a subscription fee to access the recipes. I hope you’ll understand.

  5. Why do people post their remarks about nit spicy enough or other mundane comments. Yes the seasonings were a tad bland but tweet the spices as you choose and move on. Rosemary? 10 generations of Southern cooking and CFS and we never used rosemary. This was a standard intro for those who never made it and it is fine, generic CFS. Keep your negative comments and move on. I hope young teens learning to cook use thus recipe as a starter and l appreciate your providing it.

    • Thank you so much! I agree, if you want it spicier (which we do here) add more spice. I tend to keep things simple when I introduce a classic recipe but like to throw in a little twist of my own (Rosemary. 🙂 ) So, I appreciate you standing up for the art of home cooking and reinforcing the idea that you can change a recipe however you like. Thanks again for your comment!

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