Thursday, October 24, 2013

Chicken Fried Chicken

Who doesn't like crunchy coated chicken, fried in oil and smothered in ooey gooey creamy deliciousness?
I order chicken fried chicken just about every place we go that has it. There is just something about it that makes my belly happy :)
Making it at home can save you quite a bit of money, plus you can control just how greasy you have it!

This is just a basic recipe on how to make homemade chicken fried chicken. There are so many seasonings you could add to the flour mixture to change the flavor to whatever you like!

For the Chicken:
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
1-2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp paprika
4 chicken breasts
oil for frying

1. Combine egg and milk in a pan for dredging.
2. Combine flour, slat, pepper, and paprika in pan for dredging.
3. Heat oil in pan and add chicken.
4. Cook until done in center, can be anywhere from 5-10 minutes on each side depending on how thick your chicken pieces are!

For the Gravy:
2 TBSP oil
2 TBSP flour
3/4 cup milk
3/4 cup water

1. Using the same pan the chicken was cooked in make sure there is at least 2 TBSP oil left in the pan. Otherwise add some more oil and leave the bits from the fried chicken. This will help flavor the gravy.
2. Add 2 TBSP of flour and let it cook for 1 minute. Stir with wooden spoon.
3. Slowly add milk, water, salt and pepper. Slowly bring to a boil and then let simmer until gravy is at desired thickness.

**Randi's Side Notes**
~ If your gravy is to thin then add a little more flour to some water and stir it in. If you add the flour directly into the gravy without mixing it with something then it will end up being clumpy.
~ If its to thick add a little extra water or milk.
~ If the gravy isn't as flavorful as you would like, try adding some chicken bouillon to it, although I prefer the taste of just the plain old white gravy.

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