Annie's Texas Chicken Fried Steak

texas chicken fried steak
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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 25 mins
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
490 Calories
37g Fat
15g Carbs
24g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 490
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 37g 48%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 101mg 34%
Sodium 173mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 38mg 3%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 296mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These classic chicken fried steaks are made with cube steaks. You can tenderize the steaks yourself with a meat mallet. See the expert tips for instructions.

Serve chicken fried steaks with biscuits, gravy, and mashed potatoes. Add your family's favorite vegetables for a delicious everyday meal.


  • 1 pound cube or round steaks, tenderized (see below)

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

  • Kosher salt, to taste

  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

  • 1 large egg, beaten

  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs, or cracker crumbs, more as needed

  • Oil, for frying

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Dredge meat with flour seasoned with salt, pepper, and a little garlic powder.

  3. Dip into beaten egg.

  4. Press breadcrumbs or soda cracker crumbs into meat.

  5. Fry in about 1/2 inch of hot oil (approximately 350 F) until golden brown.

*For each cup of flour, add 2 teaspoons of salt and 1 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper.


  • How to Tenderize Round Steak: Place the steak on a cutting board and place a sheet of plastic wrap on the meat. Pound with the spiked side of the meat mallet until the steak is thinned. Dip it in the egg and crumbs and cook until golden brown. 
  • Serve chicken fried steaks with prepared gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans or corn, and biscuits.
  • From Annie: "I buy cube steaks which I have the butcher run through the tenderizer again. Buy the best cube steaks you can find."