Country Chicken with Gravy Recipe
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Country Chicken with Gravy Recipe

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Here's a lightened-up take on classic Southern comfort food. It's been a hit at our house since the first time we tried it! —Ruth Helmuth, Abbeville, South Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 3/4 cup crushed cornflakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fat-free evaporated milk
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • GRAVY:
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup fat-free evaporated milk
  • 1/4 cup condensed chicken broth, undiluted
  • 1 teaspoon sherry or additional condensed chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons minced chives

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breat half with 2 tablespoons gravy: 274 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 72mg cholesterol, 569mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 28g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch, 1/2 fat.


  1. In a shallow bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Place milk in another shallow bowl. Dip chicken in milk, then roll in cornflake mixture.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook chicken in oil over medium heat for 6-8 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 170°.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, melt butter. Stir in the flour, pepper and salt until smooth. Gradually stir in the milk, broth and sherry. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in chives. Serve with chicken. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Country Chicken with Gravy in Light & Tasty December/January 2008, p21

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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JULIE.G User ID: 7091527 254341
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2016

"My son had me make this recipe twice in one week. It's a great meal. The only thing I did was double the gravy. I love homemade gravy. Thanks for a quick and delicious recipe."

michnap User ID: 5790336 236955
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2015

"This is an excellent simple recipe that had my family loving every part of it. I am going to try it again tonight but sub the chicken for pork chops and try to extend the great gravy."

lmmanda User ID: 1101093 134260
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2014

"I substituted leftover panko and herb stuffing (crushed) and topped that off with Italian bread crumbs to make 3/4 C. The gravy was great. I gave this a 4 rather than a 5 because the chicken was nearly burned on the stove before it was anywhere near being done. I finished it off in the microwave. Next time I will bake the chicken. The flavor and crunch were really good."

jtermont User ID: 1863534 100988
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2014

"I really liked the chicken itself. The gravy was good, but I'm wondering if next time I should add garlic powder or a different herb. My husband loved the crunchy chicken."

luigimon User ID: 1692040 64977
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2014

"Wonderful!! I baked it as well and it was good and crispy, and the gravy was excellent!"

tchr90 User ID: 2795278 153863
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2012

"I made this and my hubby & I both liked it a lot so its a keeper! I paired it with the Garlic Mashed Potatoes (made from Hungry Jack flakes) on your website. Delicious, quick and easy!!"

ConnieK User ID: 282614 58965
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2012

"Really liked this. I love gravy, especially in the fall and winter months. This is so easy to make and fast, a great weeknight meal. I paired it with Barley Risotto (also from this site) and it was a fabuloius dinner. Definately recommend!!!"

Ldeponceau User ID: 6225919 207158
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2012

"Kids loved it. Will make it agin."

cheeriogirl User ID: 2355136 67897
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2012

"I thought this was just "okay". I thought the gravy was too salty for my taste."

1275 User ID: 6324211 146789
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2012

"Oh yum! Had this for supper tonight and everyone loved. The cornflakes gave a nice crunchy texture and are a nice change from bread crumb coated chicken. I modified the recipe a bit to feed my family of 6. The chives added such a nice flavor to the creamy gravy. I served this over mashed potatoes, and was the perfect meal without leaving you too full. Will be making again."

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