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Chicken Fried Steak - A Country Fried Steak Recipe

Chicken Fried Steak (also known as Fried Cubed Steak or Country Fried Steak) is downright delicious.  This 20-minute meal consists of perfectly seasoned and breaded cubed steak that is pan fried and topped with homemade gravy. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken Fried Steak, Country Fried Steak, Cube Steak, Cubed Steak, Fried Cubed Steak, Fried Cubed Steak and Gravy
Servings: 4
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

Cubed Steak

  • 4 beef cubed steaks
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • oil (for frying) canola, vegetable, corn or soybean

Gravy

  • 2 cups milk
  • salt, to taste
  • 1/3 cup pan drippings
  • 1/3 cup flour mixture from above

Instructions

Chicken Fried Steak

  • In a large bowl, whisk 1 cup milk and eggs.
    Chicken Fried Steak (also known as Fried Cubed Steak or Country Fried Steak) is downright delicious.  This 20-minute meal consists of perfectly seasoned and breaded cubed steak that is pan fried and topped with homemade gravy.
  • Mix flour, baking powder, salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder and chili powder in a second large bowl. Reserve 1/3 cup of flour mixture aside for gravy.
    Chicken Fried Steak (also known as Fried Cubed Steak or Country Fried Steak) is downright delicious.  This 20-minute meal consists of perfectly seasoned and breaded cubed steak that is pan fried and topped with homemade gravy.
  • Dip each cube steak in milk mixture, and then coat generously in flour mixture. Let the coated cube steak sit for 5 minutes.
    Chicken Fried Steak (also known as Fried Cubed Steak or Country Fried Steak) is downright delicious.  This 20-minute meal consists of perfectly seasoned and breaded cubed steak that is pan fried and topped with homemade gravy.
  • Fill a large skillet with 1/2 inch of frying oil (see notes for best types). Heat on medium high until hot; fry steaks for 5-7 minutes on the first side or until browned; flip and cook on the second side for an additional 5 minutes of until browned to your desired liking.
    Chicken Fried Steak (also known as Fried Cubed Steak or Country Fried Steak) is downright delicious.  This 20-minute meal consists of perfectly seasoned and breaded cubed steak that is pan fried and topped with homemade gravy.
  • Remove from oil to a paper-towel lined plate. Remove paper towels, put plate with steaks in a 200 degree oven to keep hot while making gravy.
    Chicken Fried Steak (also known as Fried Cubed Steak or Country Fried Steak) is downright delicious.  This 20-minute meal consists of perfectly seasoned and breaded cubed steak that is pan fried and topped with homemade gravy.

Gravy

  • Drain cooking oil, reserving 1/3 cup of drippings in the pan.
    Chicken Fried Steak (also known as Fried Cubed Steak or Country Fried Steak) is downright delicious.  This 20-minute meal consists of perfectly seasoned and breaded cubed steak that is pan fried and topped with homemade gravy.
  • Add reserved 1/3 cup flour mixture to the drippings; whisk until smooth.
    Chicken Fried Steak (also known as Fried Cubed Steak or Country Fried Steak) is downright delicious.  This 20-minute meal consists of perfectly seasoned and breaded cubed steak that is pan fried and topped with homemade gravy.
  • Turn heat to medium; stir in 2 cups milk, whisking constantly.
    Chicken Fried Steak (also known as Fried Cubed Steak or Country Fried Steak) is downright delicious.  This 20-minute meal consists of perfectly seasoned and breaded cubed steak that is pan fried and topped with homemade gravy.
  • Bring gravy to a boil and cook for 2 minutes or until thick. Taste, and salt as desired.
  • Serve gravy over cubed steak and mashed potatoes.
    Chicken Fried Steak (also known as Fried Cubed Steak or Country Fried Steak) is downright delicious.  This 20-minute meal consists of perfectly seasoned and breaded cubed steak that is pan fried and topped with homemade gravy.

Notes

  • Chicken Fried Steak is actually beef, not chicken.
  • Fried cubed steak and gravy can be on the table in approximately 20 minutes.
  • Buttermilk can be substituted for regular milk.
  • The best frying oils are canola, soybean, corn or vegetable oil.
  • To absorb the extra cooking oil from the chicken fried steak, line a plate with paper towels.
  • To keep your cubed steak warm while preparing the gravy, put them on an oven-proof plate in a 200 degree F oven.
  • Be sure to add additional salt to your taste preference to your gravy before serving.
  • Love traditional recipes that Grandma used to make for dinner? Try our Swiss Steak and Ham Steak recipes.