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
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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 serving equals 468 calories, 32 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 108 mg cholesterol, 232 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 35 g 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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Reviewed May. 9, 2015

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

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!"

Reviewed Apr. 19, 2012


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!!"

Reviewed Oct. 1, 2010

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

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