Fried Chicken with Pan Gravy Recipe
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Fried Chicken with Pan Gravy Recipe

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Mom's traditional fried chicken always cooked up golden brown and crispy. Drizzled with the pan gravy, this dish is real comfort food. —Ginny Werkmeister, Tilden, Nebraska
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 45 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 45 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3-1/2 to 4 pounds), cut up
  • Oil for frying
  • GRAVY:
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/3 cups 2% milk

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 468 calories, 32g fat (7g saturated fat), 108mg cholesterol, 232mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0g fiber), 35g protein .


  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the first five ingredients. Add chicken, a few pieces at a time, and shake to coat.
  2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat 1/4 in. of oil; fry chicken until browned on all sides. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 30-35 minutes or until juices run clear, turning occasionally. Uncover and cook 5 minutes longer. Remove chicken to paper towels and keep warm.
  3. Pour off excess fat from the skillet, reserving the browned bits and 2 tablespoons drippings. Stir in flour and salt until blended; gradually add the milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with chicken. Yield: 6 servings (1-1/2 cups gravy).
Originally published as Fried Chicken with Pan Gravy in Taste of Home April/May 2009, p65

Full-Bodied White Wine

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

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LadySage43 226103
Reviewed May. 9, 2015

"Just like I remembered as a kid, just a different touch of seasoning. Great. 5 Star.."

luigimon 155668
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2013

"chicken was excellent, but I don't think I made the gravy right. I'll be making this again for sure!"

roseheri 155898
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2012


MY REVIEW 159968
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2010

"Ohhh so yummy!! I have made this several times and everyone thoroughly enjoyed. Brings back such great memories. Thanks so much!!"

ub42ya8p 150153
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2010

"yummy, just like grandma used to make. Fattening though"

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