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The Best Chicken Fried Steak with Gravy

The Best Chicken Fried Steak with Gravy  that’s fried to perfection and topped with the richest, most delicious gravy you would ever want to make for yourself and your family.
Course Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 People
Calories 473kcal


Ingredients needed to make Chicken Fried Steak

  • 2 round beef cube steaks; season with salt and pepper to taste or ¼ tsp. .55 lbs
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour gluten free flour is fine to use as well
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 ground tsp. ginger
  • 2 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic Use garlic powder as an alternative
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt or to taste
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice​
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • oil for frying

Ingredients to make Chicken Fried Steak Gravy

  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard 
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ cup creamer


How to Cook Chicken Fried Steak: Cooking Beef Eye of Round Steak

  • Beat the egg with water. Set aside.
  • Lightly season the meat with salt and pepper (about ½ teaspoon of kosher salt and black pepper). Set aside.
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet. Medium high heat.
  • In a separate bowl, add all of the dry seasoning and garlic. Mix well and set aside. See seasoning and ingredients above in the post.
  • Coat the meat with the flour seasoning, then dip into the egg mixture, then back again into the flour seasoning mixture. See pictures 1-4 in the post.
  • Pan fry the steak per side for 6 minutes well done, or for 3 minutes medium well.
  • Repeat the steps until all steaks are cooked.

How to cook the gravy for Chicken Fried Steak

  • In a medium sauce pan, or the same skillet if desired. Heat the oil on medium low heat. Then slowly add the four. Whisk immediately to prevent lumps. Then add the milk slowly while whisking. 
  • Once the gravy starts to smooth add ground mustard, salt and pepper. Continue whisking until all the of ingredients are incorporated. 
  • Note: if the gravy seem to be too lumpy, use a strainer to remove the lumps. This will require another sauce pan. Using a clean sauce pan over the stove burner. Place the strainer over the sauce pan, then pour the hot gravy in the strainer. And whisk the gravy so it can pass through. Add ½ cup milk to help thin out the gravy. 
  • Once you are done with the straining. Add the creamer. Stir and cook on medium low heat and allow the gravy to thicken. This process should take about 2 minutes. Serve the gravy warm over the chicken fried steak and enjoy for breakfast, lunch, or dinner with your choice of side. 


Tips for best result to make Chicken Fried Steak

  1. The deep fryer is not needed to fry the steak. Using a skillet or a frying pan is perfect enough to use to cook the steak.
  2. If using the smaller cut round steak which comes 4 in a package, it’s best to cook 2 at a time. Do not overcrowd the pan.
  3. I highly recommend that you preheat the oven between 225-250F to keep the steak warm.
  4. It’s best to cook the steak per side completely without disturbing it or moving it around. Allow it to cook before cooking the other side for best results.


Serving: 4People | Calories: 473kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 121mg | Sodium: 596mg | Potassium: 805mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 700IU | Vitamin C: 9.1mg | Calcium: 190mg | Iron: 1.1mg