Air Fryer Chicken Fried Steak with Gravy- one of the south’s most indulgent dishes gets a healthy makeover with an air fryer. Just a few spritzes of oil is all that’s needed in this reduced-calorie Chicken Fried Steak.
The air fryer gets these fried cubed steaks wonderfully crispy. Even crispier than if you had fried them in lots of oil. And there’s no need to watch over it as it cooks. Go ahead and make the gravy while the air fryer is cooking the steak and you can have this meal ready in less than 20 minutes.
If you’re looking for a low carb/keto Chicken Fried Steak try this Keto Chicken Fried Steak and Gravy.
Chicken Fried Steak always needs a creamy gravy but how do you make it without pan drippings? For this creamy gravy, I’ve used bacon drippings, but butter could be used instead. If you are not in the habit of saving your bacon drippings, start now. There are so many ways you can use bacon drippings to add flavor to your meals.
Serve with oven fries or mashed potatoes and steamed green beans or Skinny Southern Green Beans for a down home comfort food meal with less guilt.
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Air Fryer Chicken Fried Steak with Gravy
Air Fryer Chicken Fried Steak with Gravy- one of the south's most indulgent dishes gets a healthy makeover with an air fryer. Just a few spritzes of oil
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, divided
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 cup fine breadcrumbs
- 4 cubed steaks
- Cooking Spray of your choice
- 2 tablespoons butter or bacon drippings
- 1/4 cup minced onion
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
- pinch of cayenne pepper
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 cup milk
- 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
Combine the flour, 3/4 teaspoon salt, pepper, and garlic powder in a shallow bowl.
Pour the buttermiilk into a second bowl.
Combine the breadcrumbs and remaining 3/4 teaspoon of salt in a third shallow bowl.
Coat the cubed steak in the flour mixture, dip them in buttermilk, and then coat them in the breadcrumbs. Spray both sides of them with cooking spray.
Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees F.
Spary the air fryer basket with cooking spray.
Air fry 2 steaks at a time for 10 minutes. You may need to cook them a little longer, but this is a good base time.
Repeat with second batch.
While the steaks are cooking, make the gravy.
Heat the butter or bacon drippings in a small saucepan over medium heat.
Add the onion and cook for 3 minutes.
Add the garlic powder, thyme, and cayenne pepper.
Stir in the flour and cook for 3 to 5 minutes, or until the mixture starts to brown, stirring continuously.
Whisk in the milk and bring to a boil. Once thickened, remove from heat and stir in Worcestershire sauce. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Serve gravy over the steaks.
It's best to use an oil sprayer mister instead of nonstick cooking spray. Nonstick cooking sprays have chemicals in them that can ruin the nonstick coating on your air fryer basket.
Nitritional info is provided as a guide only and can vary based on brands of products used, measuring techniques and cooking methods.
Recipe adapted from Air Fry Everything
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