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.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
55 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 15 mins


  • 1 egg, beaten

  • 3 tablespoon milk

  • 1 cup finely crushed saltine crackers (28 crackers)

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed

  • ½ teaspoon paprika

  • 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

  • teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 cup milk


  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

  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 (per serving)

404 Calories
20g Fat
19g Carbs
35g Protein
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.

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