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Fried Chicken with Pan Gravy

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 45 min.


6 servings (1-1/2 cups gravy)

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


  • 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


  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.

Nutrition Facts

5 ounces cooked chicken with 1/4 cup gravy: 468 calories, 32g fat (7g saturated fat), 108mg cholesterol, 232mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 35g protein.

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  • Skip
    May 26, 2020

    I’ve been making dripping gravy for years, I was taught by my grandma from Louisiana. One ingredient she used to use was a tablespoon of sugar. Made the blah taste awesome.

  • LadySage43
    May 9, 2015

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

  • luigimon
    Oct 29, 2013

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

  • youngsl50
    Sep 26, 2012

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    Dec 29, 2011

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  • englisch
    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
    Oct 1, 2010

    yummy, just like grandma used to make. Fattening though

  • georgiagranny
    Oct 1, 2010

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