Maryland Fried Chicken with Creamy Gravy

What sets this fried chicken apart from the typical recipe is that milk is added after partially cooking the chicken so the pieces simmer rather than fry.

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Makes:
6 servings
Serving Size:
3 ounces chicken + 1/4 cup gravy
Prep:
20 mins
Cook:
55 mins
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Maryland Fried Chicken with Creamy Gravy

Ingredients
1
egg, beaten
3
tablespoons milk
1
cup finely crushed saltine crackers (28 crackers)
1
teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
1/2
teaspoon paprika
1/8
teaspoon black pepper
2 1/2
pounds meaty chicken pieces (breasts, thighs, and drumsticks)
2
tablespoons cooking oil
1
cup milk
1
recipe Creamy Gravy

Directions

  1. In a small bowl combine the egg and the 3 tablespoons milk. In a shallow bowl combine crushed crackers, thyme, paprika, and pepper. Dip chicken pieces, 1 at a time, in egg mixture; roll in cracker mixture.
  2. In a large skillet brown chicken in hot oil over medium heat for 10 to 15 minutes, turning occasionally. Drain well.
  3. Add the 1 cup milk to skillet. Heat just to boiling. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover tightly. Cook for 35 minutes. Uncover; cook about 10 minutes more or until chicken is no longer pink (170 degrees F for breasts; 180 degrees F for thighs and drumsticks). Transfer chicken to a serving platter, reserving drippings for gravy. Cover chicken and keep warm. Prepare Creamy Gravy. Makes 6 servings.

Creamy Gravy

Ingredients

3
tablespoons drippings in skillet
3/4
cup milk
3
tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon black pepper
1
cup milk

Directions

  1. Skim fat from drippings. Reserve 3 tablespoons of the drippings in skillet. In a screw-top jar combine milk, all-purpose flour, salt, and black pepper; cover and shake until well combined. Add to skillet. Stir in an additional milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 1 minute more. (If desired, thin with additional milk.) Makes about 1-3/4 cups.

Nutrition Facts

(Maryland Fried Chicken with Creamy Gravy)
    Per serving:
  • 404 kcal cal.,
  • 20 g fat
  • (5 g sat. fat,
  • 4 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 8 g monounsatured fat),
  • 131 mg chol.,
  • 423 mg sodium,
  • 19 g carb.,
  • 1 g fiber,
  • 6 g sugar,
  • 35 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Chicken Recipes, Dinner Recipes
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