Prep Time
10 Mins
Cook Time
14 Mins
Yield
Makes 4 to 6 servings

Chicken-fried steak is a down-home, 5-ingredient main dish that's easier to prepare than you may think.  Simply coat cubed steaks in seasoned flour, fry in hot vegetable oil until golden brown, and serve with a delicious homemade gravy. 

How to Make It

Step 1

Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon each of salt and pepper evenly over steaks. Set aside.

Step 2

Stir together remaining 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon pepper, and 1 1/2 cups flour in a shallow dish. Stir baking soda into 1 cup water in a bowl.

Step 3

Dip each steak in water mixture, and dredge in flour mixture.

Step 4

Pour oil to a depth of 1/2 inch in a large heavy skillet; heat to 360°. Fry steaks 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until golden. Drain on a wire rack in a jelly-roll pan. Keep steaks warm in a 225° oven. Drain hot oil, reserving cooked bits and 2 tablespoons drippings in skillet.

Step 5

Whisk remaining 1/2 teaspoon pepper and remaining 1/4 cup flour into drippings in skillet; cook, whisking constantly, over medium-high heat 1 minute. Whisk in broth; cook, whisking constantly, 5 minutes or until thickened. Serve with steaks.

Ratings & Reviews

jackie2830's Review

jackie2830
November 26, 2014
Hmmmmm, will not keep this recipe. Too much oil utilized, a LOT of room for flavor enhancement, and the gravy was pretty bland. My husband declined leftovers for work.....he almost NEVER declines leftovers. Sorry!

hdonner's Review

smclaughlin6250
September 14, 2014
N/A

joeyhovercraft's Review

joeyhovercraft
November 05, 2012
Very delicious! I had to use ground beef which seemed to substitute nicely

robinmannor's Review

Kristymcd
February 15, 2012
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Kristymcd's Review

robinmannor
October 19, 2010
This recipe turned out great! And the gravy was really good! My husband loved it! Will make this again!

smclaughlin6250's Review

hdonner
May 15, 2009
I used this recipe because I had all the ingredients on hand. I was surprised at how easy and quick this recipe was to prepare. It was delicious and I'll use it again.