Chicken Fried Steak

I looked at this and knew, just knew, it could not be good for me. However, I had never had chicken fried steak (the name confused me and turned me off). I decided to be brave and try it.

Unfortunately, I only ate 1/3 of a serving, because I would like to be able to still wear my clothes. My husband ate an enormous amount and said it was his most favorite thing I have ever made him. So, I responded, “Happy Birthday, honey.” His birthday was almost three months ago. I never got around to cooking him a meal, because we took a trip to Seattle to celebrate.

I will only be making this for him once a year. It is so fattening. It is so much work. I had no idea what I had gotten myself into. The meal was over and I was faced with a mountain of dishes. I think it was good. I am not a huge gravy fan…My husband is shaking his head in shame.

If you love gravy, you will love this.

I followed The Pioneer Woman’s Chicken Fried Steak recipe exactly.

I used my own mashed potato recipe.

Here are the pictures of the process I went through:







Have you ever had chicken fried steak? What do you think? Have you made it? Did you think the dirty dishes were worth it?

6 thoughts on “Chicken Fried Steak

  1. This looks very good, but (like you said) really hard! Do you think it’d taste okay with tenderized chicken? I love gravy – I’d dip candy in gravy if it wouldn’t make everyone around me turn green. Let me know what you think about substituting chicken? xoxoxo

    • Then it would just be fried chicken. I think it would be okay with chicken. You might not get the glorious drippings, though. You would probably need more butter for the gravy.

      I say you probably cannot mess anything up if you fry it!


  2. Yes, I love it, but I try to forget it exists! I only made once, and you’re right, so much work, I won’t do again. But I would love to eat yours:)

    • Yes, we never had it growing up. I did not know it existed! I will not be making it for at least nine more months. Way too much work! My husband could eat it every night.

      Love you!


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