southern fried chicken with gravy

Southern Fried Chicken with Gravy – Southern Comfort

I hope you’re enjoying the southern theme change. Here’s another classic southern dish for you to enjoy, southern fried chicken, and don’t forget the gravy! Share your favorite southern dish in the comments.

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon paprika
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
1 broiler/fryer chicken (3 to 3-1/2 pounds), cut up
Oil for frying

Creamy Gravy:
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon pepper
2-1/2 cups milk
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the first seven ingredients. In a shallow bowl, beat egg and milk. Dip chicken pieces into egg mixture, then add to flour mixture, a few pieces at a time, and shake to coat.

2. In a large skillet, heat 1/4 in. of oil; fry chicken until browned on all sides. Cover and simmer for 35-40 minutes or until juices run clear and chicken is tender, turning occasionally. Uncover and cook 5 minutes longer. Drain on paper towels and keep warm. Drain skillet, reserving 3 tablespoons drippings.

3. For gravy, in a small bowl, combine the flour, salt, thyme and pepper. Gradually whisk in milk and cream until smooth; add to skillet. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.

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