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Lower-Fat Fried Chicken with Creamy Gravy

Lower-Fat Fried Chicken with Creamy Gravy

 Try this lower-fat fried chicken with creamy gravy for a healthier version of the traditional Southern favorite. By using only chicken breasts, a limited amount of cooking oil, and evaporated fat-free milk in the gravy, this dish becomes more heart healthy without losing any of its flavor. Pair it with some fresh green beans and mashed potatoes for the perfect meal.


 6 medium chicken breast halves, skinned (2-1/4 pounds total)
 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
 1/2 teaspoon salt
 1/2 teaspoon paprika
 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon pepper
 2 tablespoons cooking oil
 1/2 cup evaporated skim milk
 1/2 cup chicken broth


 In a plastic bag combine flour, salt, paprika, and pepper. Add two chicken breasts at a time to the bag; shake to coat. Remove chicken from bag, shaking off any excess coating in the bag. Reserve remaining flour mixture.

 In a 12-inch skillet heat cooking oil. Add chicken and cook, uncovered, over medium heat for 10 to 15 minutes, turning to brown evenly.

 Reduce heat; cover tightly. Cook 30 minutes. Uncover and cook 10 to 15 minutes more or until chicken is tender and no longer pink.

 Drain chicken on paper towels. Keep warm.

 Pour fat from skillet and discard.

For gravy, in a small bowl slowly stir milk into reserved flour mixture.

 Stir in chicken broth. Add mixture to skillet.

 Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir 1 minute more.
 Serve gravy over chicken.
 Makes 6 servings.

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