How to Make Chicken Fried Steak

Christine Albury

Wondering how to make chicken fried steak? We’ll tell you what to do.

What exactly is chicken-fried steak? If you need to ask, you’re probably not from Texas or the South.

Just saying.

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This editor isn’t from Texas either. But I’ve seen chicken-fried steak on many comfort-food menus.

It’s basically cube steak that’s breaded and deep fried like chicken. It’s typically topped with white gravy and served with mashed potatoes or tucked into a sandwich.

See what I mean? It’s Comfort food with a capital “C.”

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Ingredients for Chicken Fried Steak

  • 1/2 pounds Cube Steak, pounded to ¼-inch thick
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 2/3 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Season Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 2 cups Vegetable Oil
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How to Make Chicken Fried Steak

  1. Add oil to a large cast iron skillet and place over medium-high heat until oil reaches 350°F.
  2. Add egg and milk to a bowl and beat together until mixed well. Add flour, season salt and pepper to another bowl and mix until well combined.
  3. Dredge each tenderized steak in flour on both sides, dip into milk and then back into flour, coating both sides. Repeat with remaining steaks.
  4. Carefully add floured steaks into hot oil. Cook for 5-7 minutes on each side or until well browned.
  5. Remove to a paper towel lined plate to drain.
  6. Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
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How to Make Gravy for Chicken Fried Steak

  • In a medium sized saucepan, add about 1/2 cup of the excess oil from the steaks into the saucepan.
  • Add in 4 cups of milk.
  • Whisk in ¾ cup flour.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste and then continue stirring until it thickens.
  • Serve topped over the steak.
  • Add additional salt and pepper to taste if needed.

Gluten-Free Chicken-Fried Steak

If you need to avoid gluten, you can still enjoy chicken-fried steak, with a simple substitution. Just use all-purpose gluten-free flour instead of regular flour! Get all the details in this recipe for Gluten-Free Chicken-Fried Steak.

Country-Fried Steak vs. Chicken-Fried Steak

Country-fried steak is very similar to chicken-fried steak. Country-fried steak usually features brown gravy instead of white and is less crispy than chicken-fried steak. Some people, however, use the terms interchangeably.

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Christine Albury

About Christine

I'm a mom of 5 and love making healthy baby food with wholesome, natural ingredients. In 2005 I started the Homemade Baby Food Recipes website, sharing recipes for everything from simple fruit purees to gourmet curries for the baby food connoisseur! You'll also find plenty of tried and tested tips to help encourage even the most reluctant diner to enjoy a wide range of nutritious new foods. If you enjoy cooking, then you will LOVE learning to become head chef for a very special little customer!