Chicken Fried Chicken and Cream Gravy

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You need an indulgent comforting dinner recipe for the whole family to enjoy every so often, especially during the cooler or rainy weather. This stick-to-your-ribs chicken fried chicken and cream gravy recipe highlights tender breaded chicken with a creamy sauce that will become a regular in your roster of recipes whenever everyone needs a pick-me-up. This easy fried chicken consists of breading halved and pounded chicken breasts with a mixture of flour and spices and frying them on either side until cooked through. The gravy is prepared in the same pan with any drippings that were rendered from the chicken. The result is a genuinely easy meal that is excellent alongside mashed potatoes and steamed or wilted spinach.

There is an art to pounding chicken breasts into thin cutlets, but it isn’t that challenging. Brandi, the developer of this chicken and gravy recipe, starts you off with chicken breasts that have been halved horizontally already, so all you have to do is pound the chicken halves into thinner pieces of meat. For the purpose of cleanliness, lay each piece of chicken between two pieces of plastic wrap. Next, you pound the meat all over until it is the desired thickness. A meat mallet allows for the most control, but if you don’t own one, the base of a small saucepan will work well also. Brandi has a classic breading station set up to complete this breaded chicken recipe, involving the flour mixture and the milk mixture. The flour mixture is loaded with crushed saltine crackers, Lawry’s seasoning and Creole seasoning for a flavourful bite to the chicken pieces. The milk is simply mixed with eggs. Whenever you bread something, it is always best to reserve one hand for the dry coating and the other hand for the wet. Otherwise, you will have the breading sticking to your hands. The breading step is something you will want to take your time with until you get the hang of it because you want to ensure that the chicken is coated completely in each layer before proceeding to the next step of the chicken recipe.

Nutrition Facts for: Chicken Fried Chicken and Cream Gravy from Aunt Bee's Recipes

Ingredients: Chicken breasts, all purpose flour, saltine crackers, seasoning salts, black pepper, red pepper, baking powder, eggs, whole milk, bacon grease.

* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet

* The entire recipe has been calculated for 8 servings.

* Per Serving:Calories 488, Calories from Fat 158, Total Fat 17.6g 27%, Saturated Fat 5.7g 28%, Cholesterol 94mg 31%, Sodium 1298mg 54%, Potassium 426mg 12%, Carbohydrates 56.3g 19%, Dietary Fiber 2.1g 8%, Sugars 6.7g, Protein 24.3g, Vitamin A 5%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 20%, Iron 26%

Easy and delicious dinner recipes don’t have to be complicated to be good, and Brandi has the perfect five-ingredient sauce to accompany the chicken. Since so much time is spent on breading and cooking the chicken, an easy gravy recipe is all you need to make this dish a worthy weeknight meal. If you have ever made a béchamel recipe, this sauce follows a similar method. It involves cooking the flour with the remaining pan drippings and then whisking in the milk. You will want to cook the flour out for at least three minutes or else your sauce will taste starchy at the end of the cooking time. If the sauce becomes too thick, simply thin it out with a little extra milk. Thank you to Brandi, the author of ‘Aunt Bee’s Recipes’ recipe blog, for sharing her chicken fried chicken and cream gravy recipe.

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