Recipes and Cooking 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. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Updated on January 22, 2013 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Prep Time: 20 mins Cook Time: 55 mins Total Time: 1 hrs 15 mins Servings: 6 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 egg, beaten 3 tablespoon milk 1 cup finely crushed saltine crackers (28 crackers) 1 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed ½ teaspoon paprika ⅛ teaspoon black pepper 2 ½ pound meaty chicken pieces (breasts, thighs, and drumsticks) 2 tablespoon cooking oil 1 cup milk 1 recipe Creamy Gravy Creamy Gravy 3 tablespoon drippings in skillet ¾ cup milk 3 tablespoon all-purpose flour ¼ teaspoon salt ⅛ teaspoon black pepper 1 cup milk Directions 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. In a large skillet brown chicken in hot oil over medium heat for 10 to 15 minutes, turning occasionally. Drain well. 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 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. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 404 Calories 20g Fat 19g Carbs 35g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 6 Calories 404 % Daily Value * Total Fat 20g 26% Saturated Fat 5g 25% Cholesterol 131mg 44% Sodium 423mg 18% Total Carbohydrate 19g 7% Total Sugars 6g Protein 35g Calcium 171.6mg 13% Iron 2.5mg 14% Potassium 414mg 9% Folate, total 40.3mcg Vitamin B-12 0.9mcg Vitamin B-6 0.4mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.