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Chicken with Country Gravy

MY MOTHER, grandson and I put out heads and hearts together and after several tries, we came up with our version of oven fried chicken. We tweaked the ingredients until the gravy was tasty and the chicken was nicely browned and tender.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • Dash each seasoned salt, garlic powder, salt and pepper
  • 2 chicken leg quarters
  • GRAVY:
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 tablespoon pepper


  • Place butter and oil in a large ovenproof skillet. Place in a 425° oven for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, in a shallow bowl, combine flour and seasonings; add chicken, one piece at a time, and turn to coat.
  • Carefully place chicken, skin side down, in hot skillet. Bake, uncovered, for 25-30 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 170°-175°. Remove and keep warm.
  • Transfer 1 tablespoon of drippings from the skillet to a small saucepan; stir in flour until smooth. Gradually stir in the milk, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with chicken.

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  • gunslinger
    Mar 3, 2020

    Chicken was delicious! Crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. I did make a change in the gravy. I put my grease in a skillet and stirred my flour into the grease until browned then stirred in milk and cooked until thickened.

  • s_pants
    Mar 15, 2018

    I used cornstarch instead of flour and made enough for our family of 4. I used 1/2 cup cornstarch, 1/2 teaspoon paprika and 1/8 teaspoon of the rest of the seasonings for 11 chicken drumsticks (about 3 pounds). In the gravy only used half the amount thickener since I was substituting cornstarch. We all loved it!

  • theresahill
    Feb 28, 2017

    So good! This is a keeper for our family. The chicken has great flavor and we even put the gravy on our mashed potatoes.

  • dawnrosanne
    Oct 12, 2015

    Fabulous! I omitted the gravy just to cut down on fat and calories. I also did not have any cornflakes on hand, so I used crunched up ritz crackers. The chicken turned out moist and delicious!

  • rllewis7
    Aug 17, 2014

    Quick and easy recipe, full of flavor. There was not quite enough drippings for the gravy; however, butter was an easy substitution.

  • cabsabo
    Jul 18, 2012

    I made this recipe for 4 servings and my family wanted more :)Going to make this recipe again without a doubt.

  • johng2434
    Apr 29, 2011

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  • eebiesgirl
    Mar 18, 2009