Chicken-Fried Steaks Recipe
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Chicken-Fried Steaks Recipe

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These crispy steaks will earn raves when you serve them for dinner. "My husband asks me to prepare this recipe regularily," says Denice Louk of Garnett, Kansas. "I like it because it's so easy to make."
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon each salt, onion powder, garlic powder, chili powder and pepper
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1-1/4 cups buttermilk, divided
  • 4 beef cubed steaks (4 ounces each)
  • Oil for frying
  • 1-1/2 cups 2% milk

Nutritional Facts

1 steak with 1/2 cup gravy: 537 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 186mg cholesterol, 865mg sodium, 64g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 2g fiber), 43g protein.


  1. In a shallow bowl, combine 1-3/4 cups flour, baking powder and seasonings. In another shallow bowl, combine egg and 3/4 cup buttermilk. Dip each cubed steak in buttermilk mixture, then roll in flour mixture. Let stand for 5 minutes.
  2. In a large skillet, heat 1/2 in. of oil on medium-high. Fry steaks for 5-7 minutes. Turn carefully; cook 5 minutes longer or until coating is crisp and meat is no longer pink. Remove steaks and keep warm.
  3. Drain, reserving 1/3 cup drippings; stir remaining flour into drippings until smooth. Cook and stir over medium heat for 2 minutes. Gradually whisk in milk and remaining buttermilk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with steaks. Yield: 4 servings (2 cups gravy).
Originally published as Chicken-Fried Steaks in Country Woman May/June 2004, p40

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.

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jlhjanice500 User ID: 7474874 228167
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2015

"I didn't use the full amount of flour and seasonings for the portion I was preparing . It is a very nice seasoned flavor, and the gravy was delicious."

eep2750 User ID: 8271682 227811
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2015

"We loved this! At first we found it a bit bland but I made a few adjustments - the 3/4tsp of all the seasonings was increased to 1tsp each and we added 1tsp of each seasoning to the egg wash as well as the gravy. We also only used only enough oil to coat the bottom of the pan versus the 1/2c listed. This worked out great for frying. When it came time to make the gravy - we used 1% milk, added approximately 1/4c of butter (may need a little more depending on how you like your gravy) and the seasonings as referenced above."

Rivkel User ID: 7467768 61250
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2014

"I wish I was better at cooking chicken fried steak. This would be good but way too greasy. I just haven't mastered the frying part."

Worshipguy User ID: 6391761 139246
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2014

"I've tried several different chicken fried steak recipes and this is the only one my wife will eat. It has a great flavor of seasonings!"

tcarver User ID: 5663692 92255
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2014

"Very easy and the whole family loved it."

kleescraga User ID: 3865772 79816
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2013

"This is the first time I've been able to make chicken-Fried Steaks at home where the breading was crispy and stayed on the meat. I double breaded the meat, after letting the first breading sit for about 10 minutes, I just repeated the process."

DeepSorrow User ID: 6301843 53860
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2013

"Very tasty, and quick too!"

crysmitchell User ID: 5044355 58028
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2012

"We loved this recipe. Held together well compared to other chicken-fried steak recipes I have tried. I think it calls for more coating than you actually need, so I halve the flour, but keep everything else the same."

Rotavele User ID: 6118976 146458
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2012

"The best I have ever had!"

scarlet286 User ID: 1078473 92253
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2012

"Very good! We both loved the taste of the breading with the cubed steaks!"

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