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Quick One-Pan Chicken Fried Steaks

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A staple in Southern kitchens, Chicken Fried Steaks are fried to golden crispiness and are perfect for breakfast or dinner!
Quick One-Pan Chicken Fried Steaks

A staple in Southern kitchens, Chicken Fried Steaks is fried to golden crispiness and is perfect for breakfast or dinner. The rich and luxurious gravy can be poured over mashed potatoes or rice, as well as over the crispy steaks!

Quick One-Pan Chicken Fried Steaks

Ingredients For Chicken Fried Steaks

  • Cube steaks
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • All-purpose flour
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Mustard powder
  • Paprika
  • Avocado oil
  • Heavy cream
  • Milk

Quick One-Pan Chicken Fried Steaks

How To Make Chicken Fried Steak

  1. Season the steaks with salt and pepper and prepare the dredging station:
    • Combine the milk and eggs in a shallow dish
    • Whisk together the flour, salt, pepper, mustard powder, garlic powder, and paprika
  2. Coat each steak with the flour mixture on both sides, then dip into the egg wash shaking off any excess, and then into the flour mixture again, shaking off any excess flour. Transfer the breaded steaks to a plate.
  3. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat and fry the steaks on both sides until golden brown. Keep in a preheated 200 F oven while you make the gravy.

Make the gravy: leave about 3 tbsp of dripping in the skillet and add the flour. Cook until golden brown and whisk in the cream and milk until smooth. Cook until thick, about 4-5 minutes. Serve over the warm steaks.

Quick One-Pan Chicken Fried Steaks

Quick One-Pan Chicken Fried Steaks

What’s The Best Way To Make The Gravy?

Using the drippings from the pan gives the gravy the best flavor. Cook equal amounts of flour and drippings until the flour is golden brown, then whisk in the milk and cream until smooth. Simmer until thick and add salt and pepper if needed.

Quick One-Pan Chicken Fried Steaks

Quick One-Pan Chicken Fried Steaks

A staple in Southern kitchens, Chicken Fried Steaks are fried to golden crispiness and are perfect for breakfast or dinner!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 SERVINGS
Calories: 598kcal
Author: Katherine - Yummfully

Equipment

  • Shallow bowls
  • Rack and baking sheet
  • Skillet
  • Whisk

Ingredients

For the steaks:

  • 4- 4 oz pre-tenderized cube steaks, pounded thin
  • ¼ tsp salt and pepper to taste, for seasoning the meat
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cups milk
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp mustard powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp salt
  • Ground pepper to taste
  • Avocado oil for frying

For the gravy:

  • 3 tbsp pan drippings
  • 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 1 ½ cup milk
  • ¼ tsp salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Season the steaks with salt and pepper and prepare the dredging station:
    - Combine the milk and eggs in a shallow dish
    - Whisk together the flour, salt, pepper, mustard powder, garlic powder, and paprika
  • Coat each steak with the flour mixture on both sides, then dip into the egg wash shaking off any excess, and then into the flour mixture again, shaking off any excess flour. Transfer the breaded steaks to a plate.
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat and fry the steaks on both sides until golden brown. Keep in a preheated 200 F oven while you make the gravy.
  • Make the gravy: leave about 3 tbsp of dripping in the skillet and add the flour. Cook until golden brown and whisk in the cream and milk until smooth. Cook until thick, about 4-5 minutes. Serve over the warm steaks.

Nutrition

Calories: 598kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 124mg | Sodium: 1542mg | Potassium: 313mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 6IU | Vitamin C: 0.25mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 18mg

Frequently Asked Questions

How Can I Keep The Steaks Warm While Making The Gravy?

Place a wire rack over a baking sheet in the oven that has been preheated to 200 F. After frying each steak, place them on the wire rack to keep warm.

Can I Make Chicken Fried Steak Without a Meat Mallet?

If you don’t have one, use a rolling pin or the bottom of a heavy pan to pound the meat thin.

What Are Some Simple Sides To Serve With Chicken Fried Steak?

You can serve it with cornbread, mashed potatoes, or stewed okra with tomatoes if you want to serve a true Southern feast.

How Do I Fix Gravy That’s Too Thick Or Too Thin?

If the gravy is too thick, add more milk little by little until you reach the desired consistency. If too thin, cook it longer until reduced and thick.

What Is The Best Cut Of Meat For Chicken Fried Steaks?

Cube steak is the best cut of meat for Chicken Fried Steak. It is pre-tenderized and thin, making it easy to use. You can also use round steak, but you’ll need to pound it thin.

How Thin Should I Pound The Steak?

The steak should be less than ¼-inch thick to make it tender, and less chewy, and for it to cook quickly.

How Do I Prevent The Breading From Falling Off While Frying?

You should press the flour firmly into the meat with the heel of your hand before and after dipping it into the egg wash to make it adhere to it better.

What Oil Should I Use For Frying?

A high smoke point oil like peanut or avocado oil. Make sure the oil is hot before placing the steaks in the pan.

How Do I Know When the Oil Is Ready For Frying?

The oil is ready for frying when you drop a little flour into it and it sizzles without burning. If it burns, the oil is too hot.

Quick One-Pan Chicken Fried Steaks

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Sunday 9th of June 2024

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