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pouring white gravy over chicken fried chicken

Country Fried Chicken with White Gravy

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Country fried chicken with white country gravy is a classic Southern comfort food recipe. Crispy fried chicken breast is served up with a creamy thick gravy that will make your mouth water!



For the chicken:

  • 6 thin sliced chicken breasts, or 3 chicken breasts sliced in half horizontally
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce
  • oil for frying

For the white gravy:

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat ½ inch of oil in a large pan over medium high heat.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and seasonings.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix egg, buttermilk, and hot sauce.
  4. Pat the chicken dry. Coat the chicken in the flour mixture, then the egg mixture, then once again in the flour mixture to coat.
  5. Place the chicken in the pan and fry 3-5 minutes on each side or until golden brown and cooked through. Set aside on a paper towel lined plate.
  6. For the gravy, melt butter over medium high heat in a small saucepan. Stir in the flour and cook 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  7. Slowly add milk while whisking. Continue to stir until thickened, season with salt and pepper to taste.


Store leftover chicken fried chicken in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 3 days. Store gravy separately. Reheat the chicken in the oven or an air fryer to keep it crisp and reheat the gravy over low heat on the stovetop of microwave.

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: main course
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 492
  • Sugar: 7.3 g
  • Sodium: 1244.5 mg
  • Fat: 14.6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 46.5 g
  • Fiber: 1.6 g
  • Protein: 41.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 159 mg