Fried Chicken and Creamy Gravy 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

Maryland Fried Chicken with Creamy Gravy is fried and then simmered in milk, making the drippings for the gravy. Add Crudites and Scallion Dip, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, and Hot Bacon Green Beans to have a true Sunday dinner any night of the week. Buying containers of mashed potatoes and dip shortens prep time considerably.

Maryland Fried Chicken with Creamy Gravy


Crudites and Scallion Dip

Stir thinly sliced scallion into a container of dip. Any prepared dip will do, but vegetable or onion flavor will be best.

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Look for garlic potatoes in the produce or meat section. If all you find is plain, smash a few cloves of garlic in a garlic press, add 2 Tbs. olive oil, and microwave 30-60 seconds. Then stir into hot potatoes.

Hot Bacon Green Beans

Steam fresh or frozen green beans. In small pan, cook three or four slices of bacon; drain and reserve 1 tsp. of bacon grease. Chop bacon and toss with green beans and reserved grease.