11.12.2010

Fabulous Food Friday #71

I don't think I will ever post anything on my blog that is healthy. Enough said with this next recipe that I found on this site.

Chicken Fried Chicken
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4 skinned and boned chicken breasts
1 tsp salt
2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 sleeve saltine crackers, crushed
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup milk
2 large eggs
oil

Place chicken breasts between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap, and flatten to 1/4-inch thickness using a meat mallet or rolling pin. Sprinkle with half of the salt and pepper. Set aside. Combine cracker crumbs, flour, baking powder, remaining salt and pepper. Whisk together milk and eggs. Dredge chicken in cracker crumb mixture; dip in milk mixture, and dredge in cracker mixture again. Pour oil to a depth of 1/2 inch in a 12-inch skillet (do not use a nonstick skillet). Over medium high heat (more on the high side) fry chicken, in batches, 10 minutes, adding oil as needed. Turn and fry 4 to 5 more minutes or until golden brown. Remove to a wire rack in a cookie sheet. Keep chicken warm in a 225° oven.

Country Gravy1/3 - cup flour
2 - 3 tablespoons pan drippings
3 cups milk
salt & pepper to taste

Carefully drain the hot drippings, reserving cooked bits and 2 -3 tablespoons of the drippings in skillet. Add 1/3 cup flour to the skillet with the drippings. Cook over medium high heat. Using a whisk mix the flour into the drippings until it starts to brown and become a paste. This is called a roux. If the roux looks too oily and runny you can add another tablespoon or so of flour and mix again. Whisk constantly until the paste becomes nice and brown.

Slowly add the milk whisking constantly and blending the liquid with the flour mixture until combined. Let the gravy come to a boil and then reduce heat and simmer until the gravy thickens up. If the mixture thickens too much add more milk as needed until the gravy is the consistency that you want. This could end up being more then the required 3 cups. Season generously with salt and pepper and serve over the chicken fried steak and mashed potatoes.

38 comments:

jane deere said...

I won't fault you for not posting anything healthy! I made this EXACT meal for my husband when we were dating...I think it's what hooked him! This looks great!

Rina said...

Made this tonight - it was amazing, and got absolutely RAVE reviews from myself and the two grown men in the house.

Was told to save the recipe, so...bookmarked!

kindergartendiva said...

I'm trying it tonight! I'm sure it will be delicious!

jennyjo said...

this looks soo good im making it tonight.. hubby saw the pic on the computer and i think his mouth is already watering! thanks! :)

mama mia said...

thinking I'll try this with chicken chunks for a v-day dinner tonight.... and love the idea of mash taters and grn beens... trying the whole meal...

Amanda said...

Not being the typo police, but in the ingredients you have listed 1/2 cup milk, but in the directions it says to whisk 1 1/2 cups of milk...don't want to make a mistake as it's the first time I'm making anything like this! Thanks so much!

Mindy Jo said...

Holy Crow! Found you on Pinterest. Made the chicken fried chicken tonight. I fry A LOT and this is SERIOUSLY THE. best. chicken I've EVER had. Even a hit with my picky eaters! Thanks for the recipe. NEW family fav.!

kay brooks said...

My fav to order when I go to "Cracker Barrel".!!!!

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Elaine Harden said...

I made this tonight, It was Awesome. this will be made again and again .. This taste so good

Desiderio Domini said...

So I totally butchered your recipe and it still came out so good! I only used 1 egg, 1/4 of almond milk, 1/4 cup of water, and butter crackers instead of saltines... I don't know why i attempted this instead of just running to the store and getting the right ingredients, but mmmm it was still so good! Loved the crisp in each bite.

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smoyakno128 said...

I just made this chicken for dinner. I didn't do the gravy, we just had the fried chicken, cheese potatoes, and Lima beans. It was delicious!! Thanks so much for the recipe!

Katherine Main said...

Found this recipe on pinterest, made it last night6 for dinner and I loved it! has to be my favorite meal!

Patti Hibbing said...

I made this and it was awesome! I substituted the saltines with Stove Top Stuffing tho...it made it crunchy and added more flavor!

Patti Hibbing said...

I made this and it was awesome! I substituted the saltines with Stove Top Stuffing tho...it made it crunchy and added more flavor!

lee6189 said...

Can you use steak instead of Chicken?

Nikki Mathieson said...

YUM! and in MO, we just call it 'Fried Chicken' although we can order the Chicken Fried Chicken at Apple Barrel. lol

Army Wife said...

We tried this tonight -- It was delicious! We had small pieces cut up too and some extra MCD's BBQ Chicken Nugget packets that were used as sauce. Thanks for the recipe!!

Rebekah said...

This was absolutely delicious! the only thing different I did was to use boneless, skinless, chicken tenders so was able to skip the beating part...lol....whole family loved this! :)

Kim McQueen said...

I made this last night for dinner this chicken was sooo DELICIOUS my husband who is a Chef was amazed at what I made. Thank you sooo Much Snickerdoodle!!

RJ said...

Delicious, homestyle cooking! My husband really enjoyed the light and crunchy coating. Thank you!

Valerie said...

Just got done eating it. It was so yummy that my belly hurts from eating too much.

Valerie said...

Just got done eating it. It was so yummy that my belly hurts from eating too much.

Valerie said...

Just got done eating it. It was so yummy that my belly hurts from eating too much.

apple pies they are very nice you know!! said...

im 14 and like to cook for myself. this was easy and just wow... the TTASTE of the cracker is all u need :D I'll be first to admit that i'm no good at cooking as i am 14 year old boy :P

dana breneman said...

This was easy and my husband LOVED it...I'm not the best cook but follow the directions and your family
will be happy!

Starless said...

just made this for dinner and it was delicious!!!! thanks for the recipe!!!!

Marianne said...

YUM!!! Thanks so much for this great Recipe! I have made it twice now and each time i can't wait until the next time we have it again!

AM1427 said...

Just curious, what difference does using a non stick pan or not make.... I don't own any other kind.

Yanna Peregil said...

Hi! is it okay if I use butter instead of oil? Or will it taste different? Thank you! Hoping for your response.

Shayla Giddens said...

Just wondering do you have to use saltines?

Amy said...

Shayla, I'm sure you could use another cracker as a substitute.

Observant Skeptic said...

As a newbie at cooking, I was looking for some recipe to turn the raw chicken breast my roommate left in my fridge into something tasty.

Although I think I used too much pepper. I was surprised at how much I could taste the small fraction of pepper I used. I'm rather sensitive when it comes to spicy food, I'm afraid.

Kewpie said...

I fixed the chicken and gravy for a family get-together. The only thing I changed was to soak the chicken over night in buttermilk to make it super tender.

My family raved on and on. This is definitely a family favorite.

Lauren Moore said...

The flavor of the fried chicken with the white gravy is perfect.

If you follow the recipe then yes you need the gravy but if you are not going to have the white gravy you would need to add extra herbs and spices. I might do season salt in the cracker flour mix.

renee said...

OMYGOSH! This is a wonderful recipe! I made this for my family tonight and it was a HIT! I was even able to tweak it to be lo-carb for me! Thanks!!!

Rasmi Singh said...

Oh my, I love this recipe! That sure one of the good and yummy-looking chicken breast recipes to try. And I'd REALLY LOVE to! this will surely go to my cooklist. Thanks for sharing recipe!

Arshi