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The Ultimate Chicken Fried Steak Recipe

This is a typical Southern recipe and if you cannot decide between chicken and steak for dinner, make this recipe, and you will get the best of both worlds. If you usually have southern fried chicken, try this dish instead, and you can still enjoy the wonderful crunch of homemade batter, but you also get juicy beef and a gorgeous white gravy too.

More about this Iconic Southern Dish

Chicken fried steak is a piece of steak which is coated with a simple batter and then pan-fried. Some people say the name came about because the cooking method is the same as for fried chicken, while others say it is because the cooking oil has already been used to fry chicken. The Latin American-Italian dish Milanesa and the Austrian dish Wiener Schnitzel, are very similar to chicken fried steak. Those are usually made with veal or pork, but the coating and cooking method are very similar. Our recipe is made with beef which is thinly sliced and tenderized, and a very simple egg and flour batter, which is applied in a several layers to get it nice and thick.

Put the coated beef in the refrigerator or freezer for 15 minutes after coating it, and the coating will stick on to the meat much better. The chicken fried steak is cooked in a pan and then it is kept warm in the oven while you prepare the gravy. All the best gravies begin with the fat left in the pan from cooking meat, and to that you will add flour, broth, milk, and thyme. The result is thick, rich and goes perfectly with the chicken fried steak. Serve creamy mashed potatoes with this dish, along with your favorite veggies, and you have a complete meal. Continue reading

Chicken Fried Steak Recipe

Do you just love Southern cooking you are looking for a quick and easy recipe to make for your family tonight? Try this chicken fried steak and find out what all the fuss is about. Yes, chicken fried steak really is that good!

This chicken fried steak recipe will bring visions of the South and down home, rib-sticking food to mind. As the popular queen of southern cooking portrays, this is the epitome of the good old South.

A serving platter of tender beef steak seasoned, battered and fried to a golden perfection, a covered tureen of rich creamy milk gravy, a bowel of sweet buttered whole kernel corn, and a cloth covered basket of steamy hot buttermilk biscuits bring images of a cowboy chuck wagon triangular dinner bell with the clangor ringing the call to dinner. Continue reading

Chicken Fried Steak with a Parmesan Basil Sauce

This chicken fried steak recipe is very simple and most of the flavor comes from the sauce. The chicken is simply dredged in plain egg and plain flour and pan fried in butter until it is done. The butter gives it a rich flavor. The sauce is made with basil, cream and flour and the parmesan cheese melts slightly when you sprinkle it over the hot sauce. This is an unusual recipe for chicken fried steak which is sure to please you.

This recipe has a fresher taste if you use fresh basil rather than dried but you can use dried basil if it’s all you have. Leave off the parmesan if you don’t like it or serve it on the side if only some of your family enjoy the taste and others would prefer this chicken fried steak without the cheese. Serve it with pasta or mashed potatoes and perhaps a green vegetable or two.

For a richer sauce you can use heavy cream instead of the Half & Half. It just depends how thick and rich you want the sauce. This is quite a high fat sauce so it’s perhaps not the best chicken fried steak recipe if you are watching your figure but if you’ve been eating well all week then treating yourself with this wonderful dish isn’t going to do you any harm! Continue reading

Easy Chicken Fried Steak with a Creamy Sauce

Chicken fried steak can refer to a steak or a chicken dish. In the following chicken fried steak recipe the chicken is flattened and coated in breadcrumbs before being pan fried. This chicken fried steak recipe is served with pasta, grilled vegetables and a simple white sauce. Fresh parsley adds color and flavor to the finished dish. If you are looking for a simple recipe for chicken fried steak, you will enjoy making this one.

Flattened chicken escalope cooks very fast so if you are used to pan frying whole chicken pieces keep an eye on this one. The chicken is only half an inch thin after you have pounded it so it only needs a few minutes cooking time per side and it is done. Make sure the oil is hot before you add the breaded chicken to it, else it might go soggy which is not the result you are after.

Serve this chicken fried steak with pasta and vegetables or even something more unusual like a pumpkin salsa or a fried egg. There are lots of garnishes and serving ideas for chicken fried steak recipes and you can make this recipe unique by adding your own finishing touches to it. Continue reading