This is the mouthwatering recipe for the southern cuisine staple – chicken fried chicken with country style gravy. It is an ultimate comfort food, crispy fried to perfection chicken cutlet is served with creamy, spicy gravy. Serve it with creamy mashed potatoes and vegetables of your choice for a true indulgent meal.
I get requests to make this dish all the time. It is filling, satisfying and oh so tasty, like a warm hug in a form of chicken on a plate.
I think made from scratch gravy absolutely makes the chicken. There is just something magical about crispy, golden brown, fried chicken and smooth, rich and luxurious gravy combined together. We are using the drippings from frying the chicken to really build up the flavors of the gravy. Gravy does have a slight spicy bite to it thanks to fragrant paprika and cayenne infused flour. The heat wave is subtle not to overpower the gravy, it is just enough to add a little more zing to it.
The recipe of fried chicken is pretty standard and very similar to chicken fried steak. I definitely recommend butterflying your chicken breast and then slightly pound them with a mallet until they are about 1/2 inch thick to ensure even cooking through. Also marinating or soaking your chicken in the buttermilk mixture for at least three hours, preferably overnight is a key step to the most tender, juicy and moist chicken. This ensures your chicken is full of tenderness and flavor.
Follow simple instructions below for the best chicken fried chicken.