Chicken Fried Chicken

Outside of the south, many of us probably don’t think that there IS a clear difference between the terms. To those that do, though, southern fried chicken vs. fried chicken is usually a very polarizing subject, as everybody has his or her own personal recipe and preferences.

In the end, though, the main differences all come down to the actual breading and the frying. Outside of the south, many people do not believe there is a big difference in chicken fried chicken.

In fact, in most cases, the only differences stem down to the breading and the seasoning. Country fried chicken is typically made using chicken that has been breaded, steamed, and then fried.

Steak fried chicken is seasoned with a mixture of herbs, seasonings, and brown sugar. Both classic southern fried chicken fried steak dishes are created with either fried chicken or beef that has been seasoned, breaded, battered, and then served with gravy.

This cooking method is said to be derived from the German dish wiener Schnitzel, which was originated in the late 1800s in the South. Historically, this dish was a favorite amongst the poor white laborers of the German cities like Cologne, Berlin, and Leinfelden. A large number of these people would go to a home and cook this dish for family and friends after a long day of work.

Chicken Fried Chicken

Recipe by TiffanieCourse: Chicken Main DishesCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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Easy and delicious this Chicken Fried Chicken is a quick and flavorful dinnertime recipe that brings the whole family to the table, with minimal ingredients it’s a simple and comforting meal.


  • 6-8 thin sliced chicken breasts

  • 2 cups flour

  • 2 tsp baking powder

  • 1 tsp baking soda

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1 tsp pepper

  • 1 tsp garlic powder

  • 1 1/2 cup buttermilk

  • 1 egg

  • 1 Tbs hot sauce Oil for frying

  • Gravy:
  • 1/4 cup reserved oil from frying

  • 1/3 cup flour

  • 2 cup milk

  • Salt & pepper


  • Heat oil in deep fryer or large pan on stove (a few inches deep) to 325.
  • In large bowl whisk together your flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, pepper and garlic powder.
  • In another bowl whisk together buttermilk, egg and hot sauce.
  • Dredge your chicken in the flour mixture then dip into the egg mixture than back into the flour mixture making sure to press down flour to get stuck on the steak real good.
  • Place chicken in pan/deep fryer and fry on each side 3-5 minutes until golden brown, remove and drain on paper towel lined plate, repeat with all chicken.
  • To make your gravy, in large pan add 1/4″ of oil from cooking and heat on medium-high, stir in your flour until absorbed and cook for about 1 minute.
  • Slowly add in your milk whisking to blend and heat until thickened then stir in salt and pepper to desired taste.
  • Pour gravy over individual chicken before serving.

Reference : tornadoughalli.


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