Southern Fried Chicken with Gravy

Southern Fried Chicken with Gravy

TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 45 min. YIELD: 6 servings.
Fried chicken may have been perfected in the South, but it is loved everywhere! Seasonings add a little something extra to this recipe, as does a rich gravy. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3 to 3-1/2 pounds), cut up
  • Oil for frying
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2-1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream


  • 1. In a shallow dish, combine the first 7 ingredients. In a shallow bowl, beat egg and milk. Dip chicken pieces into egg mixture, then place in flour mixture, a few pieces at a time, and turn to coat.
  • 2. In a large skillet, heat 1/4 in. oil; fry chicken until browned on all sides. Cover and simmer for 35-40 minutes or until juices run clear and chicken is tender, turning occasionally. Uncover and cook 5 minutes longer. Drain on paper towels and keep warm. Drain skillet, reserving 3 tablespoons drippings.
  • 3. For gravy, in a small bowl, combine the flour, salt, thyme and pepper. Gradually whisk in milk and cream until smooth; add to skillet. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with chicken.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 750 calories, 52g fat (14g saturated fat), 170mg cholesterol, 554mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 41g protein.

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