Chicken Fried Steak

I know, I know…

Chicken Fried Steak recipe and images by Lacey Baier, a sweet pea chef

I said I’d lay off the Breakfast posts for a while.  After the Crepes and the Hash Browns and the Corned Beef Hash.  Jeez.

But, for whatever reason, I just can’t.

I love breakfast.  Apparently.

The sad thing is I didn’t even realize this was going to be a breakfast post until after I was cooking it.  I know.  Sad, right?

Now that I’m back to work, Dustin and I have decided to focus my blog posts on recipes we make together.  Of course, I’ll still make recipes on my own and share them, but we are excited to add a new phase to this food blog and to our kitchen.

Chicken Fried Steak recipe and images by Lacey Baier, a sweet pea chef

Case in point: Chicken Fried Steak.  Dustin just loves the stuff.  Put me in a restaurant out to breakfast and I’ll order Eggs Benedict.  Or Pancakes.  Or maybe even French Toast (oh — and, of course, an orange juice and a coffee!).

Dustin?  He’ll have the Chicken Fried Steak and Eggs, over medium, please.

Where does he think we are — Texas or something?

Well, we had shockingly never made it at home.  So, for our special meal together, we chose to make some Chicken Fried Steak.

And, who better to ask than The Pioneer Woman for a great Chicken Fried Steak recipe, right?


On a more personal note, I’d like to wish Dustin a very special birthday today! Today, Dustin turns 30 years old!! Sweetie, I hope you have a wonderful day. Try not to cry too much over not being in your twenties any more. We still love ya!

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4 from 1 vote
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Chicken Fried Steak
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins
Good Ol' hearty Chicken Fried Steak recipe to make your morning great.
Categories: Breakfast
Difficulty: Easy
Keyword: chicken fried steak, chicken fried steak breakfast, chicken fried steak recipe
Servings: 2 steaks
Calories: 412 kcal
Author: Lacey Baier of A Sweet Pea Chef
  • 1 lb Round Steak tenderized
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk or milk of choice
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 2 cups Chickpea Flour
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne
  • 2 tbsp olive oil or organic grass-fed unsalted butter
For the Gravy
  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk or milk of choice
  • 1/4 cup chickpea flour
  • 1 tbsp arrowroot starch
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  1. Begin with an assembly line of dishes for the meat: milk mixed with egg in one; chickpea flour mixed with spices in one; meat in one; then have one clean plate at the end to receive the breaded meat.

  2. Work one piece of meat at a time. Season both sides with salt and pepper, then dip in the milk/egg mixture. Next, place the meat on the plate of seasoned chickpea flour. Turn to coat thoroughly. Place the meat back into the milk/egg mixture, turning to coat. Place back in the flour and turn to coat. (So: wet mixture/dry mixture/wet mixture/dry mixture.) Place coated meat on the clean plate, then repeat with remaining meat.

  3. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook meat, uncrowded, until edges start to look golden brown; around 2 to 2 1/2 minutes each side.

  4. Remove to a plate and keep warm. Repeat until all meat is cooked.

  5. After all meat is cooked, add additional chickpea flour and arrowroot starch to the same pan.

  6. Using a whisk, mix chickpea flour with remaining drippings, creating a golden-brown paste. Keep cooking until it reaches a deep golden brown color. If paste seems more oily than pasty, sprinkle in another tablespoon of flour and whisk.

  7. Whisking constantly, pour in milk. Cook to thicken the gravy. Be prepared to add more milk if it becomes overly thick. Add salt and pepper and cook for 5 to 10 minutes, until gravy is smooth and thick. Be sure to taste to make sure gravy is sufficiently seasoned.
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Fried Steak
Amount Per Serving (1 steak with gravy)
Calories 412 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 13g65%
Cholesterol 110mg37%
Sodium 488mg20%
Potassium 2001mg57%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 41g82%
Vitamin A 741IU15%
Calcium 656mg66%
Iron 12mg67%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Lacey Baier

Hey there! I’m Lacey Baier and I’d like to welcome you! I’m a healthy lifestyle influencer and the creator of this clean-eating blog and YouTube channel, as well as cleanish, my clean-eating supplement brand. My recipes have been published on Food Network, Good Morning America, FoxNews, Tastemade, Fitness Magazine, and much more. I live in Austin, Texas with my husband and four kiddos. Let’s get started!

8 thoughts on “Chicken Fried Steak

  1. 4 stars
    There is also a device named “Fast Cutlet Maker V2” that flattens the meat and create a nice cube pattern on it. It’s popular in Poland.

  2. 5 stars
    Dude we need to make a delicious breakfast 🙂 Sounds so good. Maybe we can come up with a healthy version of these.

  3. I was baffled by the description of “chicken fried steak” for a beef dish until I remembered what I called “fish meat” when I was a child – schnitzel style thin slices of beef marinated in lemon juice and garlic, dipped in beaten egg and then in dried bread crumbs then next up fried.

    Confession – My Mum’s cooking was dire, but I have now made a great version for me. Your lovely recipe here uses a similar method and looks delicious.

    In 12 days I’ll take over my folks’ kitchen for two weeks – with their absolute agreement and happiness!

    I hope your holiday season is going well as you build up to the happy joy of being in your new home,

    sending care, huggles and love,

    Michelle in the downunder Summer in Wellington, New Zealand (with a snoring Zebby Cat in the next room, bless him)

  4. Yup, yup, great breakfast food! Hey breakfast is the most important meal of the weekend! Dustin, you got great taste- except, I need runny yolks!

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