Country Fried Chicken with Creamy Gravy

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
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By Krystal McDow
from San Jose, CA

I got this from food.com. This is only a once in awhile recipe. Weight Watcher points: 39

serves 4
prep time 20 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Pan Fry

Ingredients

  • 4 sm
    boneless skinless chicken breast, pounded to about 1/2 inch thick
  • black pepper
  • 1 pkg
    saltine crackers, crushed (1 sleeve)
  • 1 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    seasoning salt
  • 1 pinch
    cayenne pepper (optional or adjust to heat level)
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder (garlic lovers use 1 tsp)
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 3/4 c
    milk
  • 2 lg
    eggs
  • 1 1/2 c
    vegetable oil
  • CREAMED GRAVY
  • 3-4 c
    half and half cream (use 4 cups for thinner gravy)
  • 1/4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    seasoning salt or 1/2 tsp white salt
  • 1 tsp
    black pepper (can reduce if desired)
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How To Make

  • 1
    Season the chicken breasts with black pepper.
  • 2
    In a shallow dish combine crushed cracker crumbs with flour 1 teaspoon seasoned salt, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, cayenne pepper (if using) and baking powder.
  • 3
    In another shallow dish whisk together eggs with 3/4 milk.
  • 4
    Dredge the chicken breasts in the cracker mixture then dip in the egg/milk mixture, then dredge AGAIN in the cracker mixture.
  • 5
    Pour the oil into a large skillet and heat to 360 degrees F.
  • 6
    Fry the breasts in hot oil for about 3-4 minutes on each side or until golden brown; remove to a wire rack and cover lightly with foil.
  • 7
    Carefully drain oil but reserve the browned bits in the bottom of the skillet along with a couple tablespoons of the oil.
  • 8
    In a bowl mix together 4 cups half and half cream, 1/4 cup flour 1 teaspoon seasoned salt and 1 teaspoon black pepper; whisk until combined, then add to the reserved drippings in the skillet, cook whisking constantly over medium-high heat for about 10 minutes or until thickened.
  • 9
    Serve the creamed gravy with the breasts.

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