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Chicken-Fried Steaks

My husband asks me to prepare this chicken fried steak recipe regularly. I like it because it's so easy to make. – Denice Louk, Garnett, Kansas
  • 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 cube steaks (4 ounces each)
  • Oil for frying
  • 1-1/2 cups 2% milk


  • 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 cube steak in buttermilk mixture, then roll in flour mixture. Let stand for 5 minutes.
  • In a large skillet, heat 1/2 in. of oil on medium-high. Fry steaks for 5-7 minutes. Turn carefully; cook until coating is crisp and meat is no longer pink, about 5 minutes longer. Remove steaks and keep warm.
  • 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.
Nutrition 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.

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  • Adam
    Aug 14, 2020

    The steak and breading recipe is wonderful, but the gravy is bland and way too thick.

  • foleyd
    Aug 2, 2020

    The entire family requests this often

  • bakerbea
    Jul 31, 2017

    Great recipe! My husband loved them.

  • jlhjanice500
    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
    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
    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
    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
    Feb 18, 2014

    Very easy and the whole family loved it.

  • hyattmyers
    Nov 19, 2013

    No comment left

  • kleescraga
    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.