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Chicken Fried Steak

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
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 518 kcal
Author Lacey Baier of A Sweet Pea Chef


  • 1 pound Cube Steak tenderized Round Steak That's Been Extra Tenderized
  • 1-1/2 cup Whole Milk Plus Up To 2 Cups For Gravy
  • 2 whole Large Eggs
  • 3 cups All-purpose Flour
  • 3 tbsp plus 2 tsp. kosher salt plus more to taste
  • 2 1/2 tsp ground black pepper plus more to taste
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cayenne
  • Canola Oil about 1/3 to 1/2 cup, For Frying


  1. Begin with an assembly line of dishes for the meat: milk mixed with egg in one; 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 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 breaded meat on the clean plate, then repeat with remaining meat.
  3. Heat oil in a large skillet (enough to coat the bottom) over medium heat. Drop in a few sprinkles of flour to make sure it's sufficiently hot. Cook meat, uncrowded, until edges start to look golden brown; around 2 to 2 1/2 minutes each side.
  4. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate and keep warm. Repeat until all meat is cooked.
  5. For the Gravy:
  6. After all meat is fried, pour off the grease into a heatproof bowl. Without cleaning the pan, return it to the stove over medium-low heat. Add 1/4 cup grease back to the pan. Allow grease to heat up.
  7. Sprinkle 1/3 cup flour evenly over the grease. Using a whisk, mix flour with grease, 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.
  8. 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 518 Calories from Fat 203
% Daily Value*
Fat 22.5g35%
Saturated Fat 8.1g41%
Cholesterol 217.6mg73%
Sodium 769.3mg32%
Carbohydrates 35.6g12%
Fiber 1.5g6%
Sugar 7.3g8%
Protein 40.6g81%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.