Weeknight Chicken Fried Chicken with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy and Green Beans

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Weeknight Chicken Fried Chicken with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy and Green Beans 5.00/5 (2 votes)

This is ‘feel good comfort food’ times 10! Oh my! Now, it takes a little doing to get this on the table. Nothing difficult, but breading chicken can be a bit messy – and so worth it. But, don’t fret. We’re taking the easy road on the mashed potatoes and green beans to compensate. Sit back, loosen your belt, and dig in. It’s ok.

Weeknight Chicken Fried Chicken and Gravy

SERVINGS : 4 PEOPLE PREP TIME : MINUTES

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • Gravy
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • kosher salt and pepper, to taste

DIRECTIONS

  1. Pound chicken to 1/2" thick.
  2. Combine flour, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and red pepper in a large resealable bag.
  3. Whisk eggs in a shallow dish such as a pie plate.
  4. Dip chicken in egg wash then transfer to the flour mixture. Shake coat. Dip in the eggs one more time and shake again. Set aside.
  5. Repeat with each piece of chicken.
  6. Heat oil (about 1/4" deep) in a heavy (cast iron) skillet over medium high heat.
  7. Once the oil begins to shimmer. Drop a tiny piece of flour from one of the pieces of chicken into the oil. If it immediately starts to bubble, the oil is ready.
  8. Add a couple of pieces of chicken to the skillet, do not crowd. Cook for 2-3 minutes, flip, and cook another 3-4 minutes. Chicken should be nice and brown and not pink in the center.
  9. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate and cook remaining chicken.
  10. While the chicken cooks, prepare the gravy. In a sauce pan, melt the butter.
  11. Sprinkle the melted butter with flour and let bubble for 2-3 minutes.
  12. Stir in chicken stock and cook until thickened.
  13. Season with salt and pepper.

Nutritional Information

Per Serving: Calories 672 Fat 44 Sat Fat 10 Sodium 1867 Carbs 33 Sugars 0 Fiber 1 Protein 35.

Quick Mashed Potatoes

SERVINGS : 4 PEOPLE PREP TIME : MINUTES

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 pound potato, scrubbed and peeled
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • kosher salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste

DIRECTIONS

  1. Cut potatoes into 1" pieces and place in a microwave safe dish.
  2. Add water and cover.
  3. Cook on high for 5 minutes. Remove from microwave and stir. Cook for another 5 minutes.
  4. Let sit covered for a few minutes, then drain the water.
  5. Use a potato masher and mash in milk and butter.
  6. Season with salt and pepper.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 165 Calories 137 Fat 6.2 Carbs 18.6 Fiber 2.7 Protein 2.5.

Green Beans

SERVINGS : 4 PEOPLE PREP TIME : MINUTES

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 pound green beans, trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons butter, optional
  • kosher salt and pepper

DIRECTIONS

  1. Place green beans in a pan, cover with water, bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and let cook about 3 minutes or until bright green and crisp tender.
  2. Drain water, add butter, toss to melt, and season with salt and pepper.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 121g Calories 86 Fat 5 Sat Fat 3 Sodium 48 Carbs 8 Fiber 3 Sugars 1 Protein 2.

NOTES

KID NOTE: They would eat this meal every night if given the chance.

VEGETARIAN TIP: Replace the chicken with sliced eggplant.

GLUTEN MODIFICATIONS:  Use gluten free all purpose flour. 

1 Comment

  1. Palebrew says:

    I switched the flour to almond flour on the chicken and didn’t make the gravy. So very tasty and crunchy! I didn’t make the mashed potatoes, but I will probably make mashed cauliflower next time with it.

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