When I think of comfort food, chicken fried chicken is right at the top of my list. We served ours with pan gravy, mashed potatoes and green beans. Perfection!
We found the recipe on The Two Bite Club blog but switched it up a bit since they were only serving two. We hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we did.
5 large chicken breasts
salt and pepper
2 cups flour
1/2 cup flour for the gravy
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1 cup milk plus
2 cups milk for the gravy
canola oil for frying
Pound out your chicken breasts between two pieces of saran wrap with a meat tenderizer until they are about 1/4 inch thick. Season both sides of the chicken with salt and pepper.
In a bowl combine flour, garlic powder, 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepper and cayenne pepper. In a second bowl combine the milk and egg. Beat the egg with a fork or whisk until it’s completely mixed with the milk.
Dip your chicken into the wet mixture, then the dry mixture, and repeat again with the wet mixture then the dry mixture. The pieces should be dipped four times in each mixture.
Heat the canola oil in a cast iron skillet over medium heat. Use enough oil to coat the bottom of the pan, but not completely cover the chicken once added. Be sure it’s hot before adding the chicken. Fry the chicken in batches for about 4 minutes per side. When you flip it, the coating should be golden and crispy.
The internal temperature of the chicken should be 165°. Once chicken is done, pour off the oil into a measuring cup. Keep as many of the brown chicken bits in the pan as you can. Put 1/4 cup of the oil back into the pan and add 1/3 cup flour, whisking to make a roux. Continue whisking the oil/flour mixture, scraping the brown bits up and continue cooking until the roux is a nice golden brown color.
Slowly adding the milk into the roux, whisk constantly until all of the milk has been combined. You can add additional milk if needed until the gravy is the consistency that you like. Then season using lots of pepper and salt to taste. If you don’t add enough salt and pepper your gravy will be extremely bland.
We served our chicken fried chicken with mashed potatoes and green beans. If you have a recipe that you would like us to try please comment below.