Chicken Fried Steak

My husband is a meat and potatoes guy through and through, especially if it’s fried and smothered in gravy. Now I enjoy it from time to time, but let’s be honest, women don’t have metabolism men do. That makes chicken fried steak almost a delicacy in our house, and thankfully the kiddos love it almost as much as my husband! The best part of this family favorite, it’s so simple!

In a coating tray whisk together all the dry ingredients. Set aside. Mix together the eggs, milk and siracha in another tray. The siracha isn’t a necessity but adds a nice touch of subtle heat.

Pat the cube steaks dry and place in the flour mixture first, make sure to shake off excess flour. Coat in the egg mixture and back in to the flour mixture. Always make sure to do the flour first, this will help the other layers stick to the steak. Once coated completely, let them rest on a plate while you coat the rest.

Once you have finished coating all the cube steaks, preheat the oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit. You won’t be cooking the steaks in the oven, just keeping them warm while you finish the rest of the meal. Next, heat about a half cup of oil in a large skillet. Place 1 or 2 cube steaks, depending on size, in the skillet making sure not to over crowd. Too many at once will slow down cook time. Leave them alone for about 3-5 minutes, depending on thickness. If you keep checking and flipping them your batter will not stick to the cube steaks.

When they are golden on the bottom flip them and let them cook for another 3 to 5 minutes. After they have finished cooking, place them on a baking sheet covered with foil and place in the warm oven. Repeat with the rest of the cube steaks. Keep them all in the oven until mashed potatoes or anything else you are having is done cooking as well.

Chicken Fried Steak

Smother it in gravy and serve with a side of mashed potatoes. Is it healthy? Probably not, but is it delicious? ABSOLUTELY! It really doesn't get much better than cube steak fried in bacon grease, so stop waiting and start frying!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • 1 ½ C. Flour
  • 2 tsp. Black Pepper
  • 2 tsp. Salt
  • ½ tsp. Paprika
  • 1 tsp. Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • ½ tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1 ½ C. Milk
  • 2 Eggs
  • Splash Siracha to taste


  • Mix all dry ingredients in one tray or plate for dipping.
  • Mix all wet ingredients in a separate tray or plate.
  • Pat cube steaks dry and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Dredge in flour first, then egg mix and back in flour. Let rest.
  • Heat large pan and preheat oven to 250 degrees.
  • Cook one or two at a time, depending on size. Each side should take 3-4 minutes. Do not flip too much or batter won't stick.
  • Place on baking sheet when finished and keep warm in low heated oven.
  • When all are finished you can use the pan drippings to make country gravy.
Keyword chicken fried, chicken fried steak, cube steak, dinner, southern chicken fried steak, steak, sunday dinner


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