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Crispy Chicken with Gravy

Panko gives chicken a delicious, crispy edge when used to bread. Make some pan gravy to go with this crispy chicken for an easy dinner.

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Crispy chicken is a simple and easy way to make a delicious breaded chicken. It can go with so many choices of sides and meals. We like to have a bit of homemade pan gravy to serve over the chicken.

What makes this chicken special? Well, I think it has to do with the crunch that the panko gives it. Most recipes use bread crumbs for a coating, but I like the extra flavor that comes from using panko.

I also use almond milk instead of cow’s milk to add that slight nutty taste. It isn’t much, but it does make a difference. But, if you prefer, you can also use whole milk in its place.

Step by Step

Ingredients

  • 1 lb chicken breast, boneless, skinless
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup panko
  • 1 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cups pan gravy

Preparation

Place the chicken between two pieces of plastic wrap and flatten to about 3/4 inch thickness. Sprinkle the chicken with 1 tsp salt and 1 tsp pepper.

Flattened chicken breast with seasonings on a round white plate on a wooden surface

In a shallow bowl, whisk the egg and milk. In another bowl, stir the panko, Italian seasoning, paprika, and remaining salt and pepper. Dredge each piece of chicken in the egg mixture then the panko mixture.

Flattened chicken breast with seasonings covered with panko bread crumbs on a round white plate on a wooden surface

Melt the butter and olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook the chicken for about 7-10 minutes, until done, flipping at least once.Serve the chicken covered with pan gravy.

Crispy chicken with a dollop of pan gravy next to white rice on a round white place with a stainless steel fork in front and a white and brown towel behind all on a wooden surface (vertical)

Leftovers

Store the leftover crispy chicken in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It will last up to 3 days. Reheat in a microwave or on a skillet over medium heat until warmed through. If you are serving with the pan gravy, make sure to store that in a separate container. Otherwise, the gravy will make the chicken soggy.

Recipe

Originally Published On: April 7, 2021

Crispy chicken with a dollop of pan gravy next to white rice on a round white place with a stainless steel fork in front and a white and brown towel behind all on a wooden surface

Crispy Chicken with Pan Gravy

Panko gives chicken a delicious, crispy edge when used to bread. Make some pan gravy to go with this crispy chicken for an easy dinner.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course:
Main Dish
Cuisine:
American
Keyword:
breaded
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chicken
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fried
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pan gravy
Meat:
Chicken/Turkey
Cooking Method:
One-Pan Meals
Servings: 4
5 from 1 vote

Ingredients

  • 1 lb chicken breast (boneless, skinless)
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup panko
  • 1 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cups pan gravy

Instructions

  • Place the chicken between two pieces of plastic wrap and flatten to about 3/4 inch thickness
  • Sprinkle the chicken with 1 tsp salt and 1 tsp pepper
  • In a shallow bowl, whisk the egg and milk
  • In another bowl, stir the panko, Italian seasoning, paprika, and remaining salt and pepper
  • Dredge each piece of chicken in the egg mixture then panko mixture
  • Melt the butter and olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat
  • Cook the chicken about 7-10 minutes, until done, flipping at least once
  • Serve the chicken covered with pan gravy
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Nutrition Facts
Crispy Chicken with Pan Gravy
Amount Per Serving (1 each)
Calories 373 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 138mg46%
Sodium 2031mg85%
Potassium 491mg14%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 30g60%
Vitamin A 408IU8%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 76mg8%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Crispy Chicken FAQs

Is Crispy Chicken Keto? Is it gluten-free?

No, it doesn’t fall under either of those restrictions. The panko has too many carbs and it contains bits of bread, therefore includes wheat.

Why did my chicken not get crispy?

Typically, this means the oil wasn’t hot enough when you added the chicken. You want to make sure the oil is hot and ready before adding the chicken. Otherwise, the breading will absorb the oil instead of fry in it.

10 thoughts on “Crispy Chicken with Gravy”

  1. I love chicken recipes and the delicious crunch panko adds. I look forward to trying your recipe. My husband likes gravy on everything so he will be thrilled to try this dish.

  2. Melanie williams

    My other half loves chicken and anything that is crispy with crumb or batter he loves, so this will be right up his street x

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