My Southern Fried Chicken & Gravy

ali Bresnahan

By
@alibee

Southern style with cream gravy. Very old recipe.
(**while this recipe serves 6, you can make it for 2 or 4, using less chicken, flour and cream - and possibly only one frying pan.)


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Serves:

6** (see note above)

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

40 Min

Method:

Pan Fry

Ingredients

3-4 lb
chicken (or less), cut up
2-3 c
half & half or light cream
1-2 c
flour, sifted
2 1/2 tsp
salt
1 tsp
pepper
vegetable oil for frying
1 Tbsp
flour (for gravy)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Wash chicken pieces; pat dry. Place in a dish in a single layer; then pour 1 cup of the cream over top; chill at least 20 minutes.

**NOTE: the dish or pan should be large enough that you can place chicken pieces in a single layer, and deep enough that they can soak in the cream.
2
Remove chicken from fridge and shake chicken pieces, a few at a time, in a mixture of the 2 cups flour, 2 tsp. salt, and 1/2 tsp. pepper in a paper bag to coat well.
THEN: Dip each again in remaining cream in dish; shake again in flour mixture. (**Double coating gives chicken its thick crisp crust.)
3
Pour enough oil into each of two large frying pans to make a depth of an inch or so, and heat. (**NOTE** - if using less chicken, obviously you don't need 2 frying pans.)
Carefully add chicken pieces, skin side down, to hot oil. Lower heat to medium.
4
Brown slowly (turn heat up or down if you need to - you want the chicken really brown but not burned of course), turning once; then turn heat down, cover and continue cooking 30 minutes, or until crisp and tender.
Remove to a heated serving platter; keep warm while making gravy.
5
Pour all drippings from frying pan(s) into a small bowl; measure 2 Tbsp. and return to one pan.
GRAVY: Stir in 1 Tbsp. of flour, remaining 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/2 tsp. pepper. Cook, stirring constantly, until bubbly. Stir in remaining cream; continue cooking and stirring, scraping brown bits from bottom of pan, until gravy thickens and boils 1 minute. Serve separately.
6
Serve chicken and gravy with mashed taters and biscuits.
and ENJOY!!
7
**NOTE**
tonight i made this dish for two people, using 2 large chicken breasts, each cut in thirds; and only one cup of cream. (I also made Cranberry Biscuits.)

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Southern
Hashtags: #Cream, #or, #half half