Chicken Fried Steak Dinner

Make weeknight dinner fast and easy. Here's a main course recipe and three suggestions for rounding it out into a complete meal. Find out how to effortlessly dress up starters, sides, and desserts to fit the meal's main course.

The Menu

Chicken Fried Steak is a classic diner dinner in the South. When you add All-American Relish Tray, Mashed Potatoes with Fried Onions, and Bacon Braised Green Beans, you have a real down-home dinner. Remember the re-crisping trick for the onion rings and keep them on hand -- they add great flavor and crunch to everything from soup to salad to veggies.

Chicken Fried Steak


All-American Relish Tray

Fill a shallow dish with carrot sticks, celery sticks, radishes, olives, and pepperoncini peppers.

Mashed Potatoes with Fried Onions

Spread canned fried onions on a plate and microwave 45 seconds to crisp. Sprinkle on hot mashed potatoes.

Bacon Braised Green Beans

Cook 2-3 pieces of bacon until crisp. Remove from pan and drain all but 1 tablespoon drippings from pan. Add green beans and a bit of broth, cover, and cook about 10 minutes. Crumble bacon and stir into cooked beans.