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Maryland Fried Chicken with Creamy Gravy

Makes: 6 servings
Serving size: 3 ounces chicken + 1/4 cup gravy
Prep 20 mins Cook 55 mins
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 - 3  pounds  meaty chicken pieces (breasts, thighs, and drumsticks)
  • 2 - 3  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

Yield: Makes about 1-3/4 cups
Bake  according to package directions
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)
  • Servings Per Recipe 6,
  • cal. (kcal) 404,
  • Fat, total (g) 20,
  • chol. (mg) 131,
  • sat. fat (g) 5,
  • carb. (g) 19,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 8,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 4,
  • fiber (g) 1,
  • sugar (g) 6,
  • pro. (g) 35,
  • vit. A (IU) 389,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 1,
  • Niacin (mg) 8,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 40,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 1,
  • sodium (mg) 423,
  • Potassium (mg) 414,
  • calcium (mg) 172,
  • iron (mg) 3,
  • Milk () 1,
  • Starch () 1,
  • Lean Meat () 4,
  • Fat () 2,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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