Chicken Fried Steak Dinner

The perfect chicken fried steak dinner includes my Smoky Mashed Potatoes and Sausage Gravy, and Oven Roasted Garlic Butter Green Beans. Fun fact!: The vintage plate shown in this photograph matches the one from Yellowstone that this meal was served to “Jimmy” on at the 6666 Ranch in Texas – I found it on Etsy! 

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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Chicken Fried Steak Dinner with Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans
Servings: 4
How to make the perfect chicken fried steak dinner including these links to my smoky mashed potatoes and gravy, and garlic butter green beans recipes.



  • Whisk together the flour, salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and paprika in a pie pan or other shallow, rimmed dish.
  • Whisk together buttermilk and egg in a shallow, rimmed pan.
  • Place a steak in the flour mixture and flip to coat. Shake any excess back into the dish. Dip into the buttermilk mixture to coat, then dip it back in the flour mixture. Place the steak on a wire rack to dry a bit. This will help the batter stay on while frying. Repeat with the other 3 steaks.
  • Heat an inch of vegetable oil to 350 F in a Dutch oven.
  • Place a steak in the oil and cook until the top begins to brown, about 5 to 7 minutes. Very carefully flip to avoid cracking the coating and cook for 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Remove from the oil, sprinkle with sea salt and let dry on a clean wire rack. Repeat with the remaining steaks.
  • Serve with smoky mashed potatoes, gravy, and green beans.


Excerpted from The Unofficial Yellowstone Cookbook by Jackie Alpers. Copyright © 2023 Jackie Alpers Published by Media Lab Books, a division of Topix Media Lab LLC.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Western Americana
Keyword How to make crispy chicken fried steak, The Unofficial Yellowsstone Cookbook, Yellowstone inspired chicken fried steak recipe,

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