Chicken Fried Chicken is quick-cooking, crowd pleasing, Southern comfort food at its finest! Crispy on the outside and juicy tender on the inside!
Living in the South now, my hubby and I are enjoying all the new foods that are offered here. Sweet tea, BBQ, chicken fried chicken/steak, etc.
A few weeks ago, my hubby and I went to a local restaurant and were told their Chicken Fried Chicken was a must try. To be honest, we had no idea what that even was, but decided to order it anyways.
Not only did it come out and look incredible, but the chicken literally took up our entire plates. Talk about HUGE portions. I guess they were right when they said everything is bigger in Texas, haha!
We each cut into our chicken and all but started to inhale our meals. Talk about a flavor packed dish! Incredibly juicy, tender chicken with a flavorful, crispy coating. To top it off, the chicken was smothered in a mouthwatering gravy that had us scraping our plates clean!
A poultry masterpiece that’s pan-fried until golden and crispy on the outside and yields tender, juicy white meat perfection on the inside.
Wow were we ever glad to have taken the advice of our waitor and tried it!
Since we love to try favorite dishes at home too, we bought a meat tenderizer at the store a few days later and set out to try our own version!
With a few trial and errors, major flops, tweaks, and more…this at home chicken dish came about and is a close up to the original chicken we first tried!
Not only that, but we had the chicken ready to go in no time and the end flavor was amazing. Who knew it was as simple as dipping, coating, frying, and serving!!
We made a tasty white gravy to go on top of the chicken and mashed potatoes, and the entire meal was the perfect Southern comfort dish!
Wondering what to serve with this tasty Chicken Fried Chicken? Check out a few of our favorites:
Enjoy and be sure to let me know in the comment section below what you think if you give this a try!!
Ingredients needed for this Chicken Fried Chicken:
Boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Ground black pepper
Ground black pepper
Salt to taste
How to prepare:
Heat oil- on medium high heat. *I highly suggest a cast iron skillet for this recipe, but any skillet will work for this!!
Pound- each chicken breast lightly to tenderize and flatten.
Combine- the flour, salt, pepper, and garlic in a flat dish.
In a separate dish- combine the eggs and water.
Lightly coat- each chicken breast in the flour mixture, then the egg mixture, and back into the flour mixture.
Repeat- process until all chicken is coated.
Working in batches of two breasts each- place chicken into heated oil and fry for about 8 minutes, or until chicken is golden brown and juices run clear.
Set cooked chicken aside- on some paper towels to absorb any excess oil.
To make gravy- using the same skillet with leftover drippings from chicken, add in the flour and stir until bubbly and brown.
Add- in remaining ingredients and whisk until smooth and combined.
Allow to simmer- until thickened!
Pour- gravy over chicken prior to serving and enjoy!!
This Chicken Fried Chicken is thinner than skin-on, bone-in fried chicken, which means the ratio of breading to meat is higher. In other words, it’s crispier and in my opinion, MUCH better! Print the recipe below and be sure to give it a try!
Chicken Fried Chicken
- 4 chicken breasts *boneless, skinless
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 4 eggs
- 1/3 cup water
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup flour
- 2 cups evaporated milk
- 4 cups milk
- 1 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
- salt to taste
- Pound each chicken breast lightly to tenderize and flatten.
- Combine the flour, salt, pepper, and garlic in a flat dish.
- In a separate dish, combine the eggs and water.
- Lightly coat each chicken breast in the flour mixture, then the egg mixture, and back into the flour mixture.
- Repeat process until all chicken is coated.
- Working in batches of two breasts each, place chicken into heated oil and fry for about 8 minutes, or until chicken is golden brown and juices run clear.
- Set cooked chicken aside on some paper towels to absorb any excess oil.
- To make gravy, using the same skillet with leftover drippings from chicken, add in the flour and stir until bubbly and brown.
- Add in remaining ingredients and whisk until smooth and combined.
- Allow to simmer until thickened!
Recipe updated 11/30/21