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Country Chicken with Gravy Recipe

Country Chicken with Gravy Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

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.

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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."

joybear1 User ID: 6324408 131761
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2012

"Hubby loved it!!"

mehalv User ID: 4612167 134258
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2012

"This recipe was absolutely delicious! I baked the chicken for 30 minutes at 350 F as well, per another reviewer's suggestion. For the condensed broth for the gravy, I used 1/4 cup water plus bouillon, except that I used double the quantity the bouillon says to use to make broth (so I used 1/2 tsp of bouillon instead of 1/4 tsp). I also used half skim milk and half fat-free half and half in place of the fat-free evaporated milk. Both of these substitutions worked just fine. I loved the crispy, flavorful exterior on this chicken. Mashed potatoes were the perfect accompaniment - make extra gravy!"

BlackDuck531 User ID: 5636150 58954
Reviewed Jun. 7, 2012

"My in-laws were my Guinea pigs for this recipe and they loved it. I doubled the gravy recipe and it was all gone, no leftovers! The gravy was good, a kind of sweeter gravy than you would find in the biscuits and gravy type of gravy, probably because of the evaporated milk, but at the same time it made you want to eat more of it! The breading tasted good, I added a bit of garlic power to mine. I would definitely make this again."

kgburgess User ID: 2727982 81201
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2012

"I gave it 4 stars because the chicken was very good, but the gravy was just "okay." I loved the crispiness of the cornflake coating. I actually ground mine up in my Magic Bullet, so I didn't have any trouble with blending in the seasonings like someone else mentioned...the cornflakes were pretty fine. This worked very well. Like others suggested, I baked the coated chicken in the oven for about 40 minutes, and I cut each of the 4 breasts in half before I coated them. I actually dipped the chicken in unsweetened almond milk before coating it. Campbell's Condensed chicken Broth is not sold in my area, so the only thing I could find was the new Swanson Flavor Booster, which is CONCENTRATED chicken broth. I used 2 packets, which was nowhere near 1/4 cup, but it must have been much more concentrated than what was intended for this recipe, because I wish I'd only used one. It was way too strong. So I ended up using almost the rest of the can of evaporated milk to thin it out. It was still pretty strong. So I ended up with way too much gravy for such a small amount of chicken! I served it on the side for dipping, and everybody seemed to like it better that way so that it was optional. But my kids loved the crunchy coating on the chicken. I would definitely use it again, and I would probably add some Nature's Seasons seasoning blend and a little parmesan to it next time. Yummy!"

kodak853 User ID: 205458 81200
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2012

"Very Tasty!"

JohnnyP9870 User ID: 6230577 152703
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2011

"WoW! This was easy and a really close substitute for "real" country chicken and gravy. I baked the chicken at 350 for 35 minutes an removed the need for oil and frying. My kids wanted thirds!"

jmaya84 User ID: 6245082 131760
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2011

"It seems to bland for me. Perhaps a different kind of breading would help and also omitting the condensed milk."

dilbert098 User ID: 3743376 148692
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2011

"really simple and quick to put together definitely lives up to its "country" name. will make again... can't believe it was a "healthy" recipe, it was tasty!"

KaylaG User ID: 4763684 81186
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2011


muskess User ID: 91046 64976
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2011

"It would have been nice to state what SHERRY this receipe requires. Sweet, fino, dry????Which one should one use?"

lhumphrey User ID: 1617857 58952
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2011

"i really liked it-my husband ate it but wasn't head over heels about it"

mswichelt User ID: 2173980 146788
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2010

"I make this often!!! Everyone LOVES it."

linsvin User ID: 1584655 152702
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2010

"Very tastey! Next time will crush cornflakes up even finer. Seems the seasoning pretty much stayed on the bottom of the bowl even after combining. Last chicken breast really had some flavor going on!"

cbielas User ID: 1094491 207157
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2010

"Excellent recipe, very tasty and wonderful as far as nutrition facts go. My husband and sons could not believe it was low-fat. A new family favorite!"

SuzySchool User ID: 4632334 58934
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2009

"Came together very quickly and was very tasty. I had 3 chicken breasts that totalled 16 I pounded them 1/4 in thick and cut each in half. Perfect serving portion for our family of 6."

slhance User ID: 1944758 134257
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2009

"instead of using a skillet, I cut the chicken into strips, rolled them in cornflakes and put them in the oven. Comes out crispy and won't burn before the chicken is done."

lorispencer User ID: 4245502 134256
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2009

"I will not make this again. The cornflakes burned before the chicken was even done. We microwaved the chicken and then the cornflakes were soggy and mushy. Nobody in our family liked it. : ( lori"

joanne894 User ID: 1492050 152701
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2008


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