Monday, March 8, 2010

Chicken Fried Chicken with White Gravy

Sometimes I am just in the mood for some comfort food. Enjoy!

The Chicken
Canola oil or olive oil
5 chicken breasts, fat trimmed, about 1 1/2 to 2 inches thick
salt and pepper
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup cornmeal and 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, mixed

Cover the bottom of a large skillet with oil to about 1/2 inch thick and heat over medium heat. Salt and pepper both sides of the chicken breasts. Dip the breasts in the eggs, then the flour mixture. Repeat. Fry the chicken in the oil for 12-15 minutes, turning frequently, or until the centers are no longer pink and juices run clear. Remove from the pan.

The Gravy
3 tablespoons oil from recipe above, or use 3 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup flour
3 cups milk
salt and pepper to taste

Remove all but 3 tablespoons oil from the skillet. Add flour and blend with a fork in order to mix well. Slowly add a little bit of milk and blend into a paste. Add more milk, a little at a time, until all of the milk has been added. Heat thoroughly. Add salt and pepper. Serve over the chicken and enjoy!

*This meal is traditionally served with mashed potatoes and green beans.


  1. So Delicious - this was the only meal my father knew how to cook!!!

  2. It is a wonderful meal, isn't it? I'm sure mine won't be as good as you remember his to be, but hopefully this home cooked meal will bring back good memories for you. Thanks for posting!

  3. What types of oil are okay to use? Or is it better just to stick with olive oil?

  4. Hello. When it comes to migraine triggers, cooking oils are fairly safe. Olive oil is still considered to be one of the healthiest oils though, especially for the cardiovascular system.