Country Fried Chicken with Creamy Gravy

Krystal McDow


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


★★★★★ 2 votes

20 Min
10 Min
Pan Fry


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  • 4 small
    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
  • 2 large
  • 1 1/2 c
    vegetable oil

  • 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)

How to Make Country Fried Chicken with Creamy Gravy


  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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About Country Fried Chicken with Creamy Gravy

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American

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