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Fried Chicken with Pan Gravy Recipe

Fried Chicken with Pan Gravy Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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).

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 468 calories, 32g fat (7g saturated fat), 108mg cholesterol, 232mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 35g protein.

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LadySage43 User ID: 8367061 226103
Reviewed May. 9, 2015

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

luigimon User ID: 1692040 155668
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!"

roseheri User ID: 5702478 155898
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2012


[email protected] User ID: 1732385 159968
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!!"

ub42ya8p User ID: 4363028 150153
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2010

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

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