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Recipe for Chicken Fried Steak Fingers

Chicken Fried Steak Fingers

  • Author: Deborah
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Fry
  • Cuisine: American


Serve them for dinner or as a party food – these Chicken Fried Steak Fingers are just like your favorite chicken fried steak recipe, but way more fun! Tenderized steak is coated and fried and served with a country gravy that is to die for. Comforting and a fun twist on a classic!



For the Chicken Fried Steak Fingers:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • Dash of cayenne pepper
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 pounds cube steak, sliced into 1/2-inch thick strips
  • Vegetable oil, for frying

For the Gravy:

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1 tablespoon freshly chopped chives
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground pepper


  1. In a shallow bowl, (I like to use a pie dish), mix together the flour, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, cayenne pepper. Season with salt and pepper. Remove 3 tablespoons of the mixture to a small bowl for later.
  2. In another shallow bowl, whisk together the milk and eggs.
  3. Season the steak generously with salt and pepper.
  4. In a large deep-sided skillet over medium heat, heat 1/2-inch of oil until shimmering. (It should be about 350ºF).
  5. Working in batches, coat the steak pieces in the flour mixture, then dip into the egg and milk mixture, then back to the flour mixture once more.  Using tongs, add the steak to the oil, one by one, working in batches. Cook until golden, about 2 minutes per side. Remove to a paper towel lined plate to drain.
  6. When all of the steak is cooked, let the pan cool slightly. Carefully remove all of the oil but about 2 tablespoons. Return the skillet to medium heat and add the 2 tablespoons of butter. Whisk in the reserved 3 tablespoons of the flour mixture and mix until golden brown, about 1 minute. Gradually whisk in the milk, making sure to scrape up the browned bits in the pan, and bring the mixture to a boil.
  7. Reduce the heat to low and summer until the gravy is thick. Stir in the chives, and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  8. Serve the chicken fried steak fingers with the gravy for dipping.

Recipe Notes:

Adapted from Delish

The nutritional value for the frying oil is based on a retention of 1/4 cup oil, including the 2 tablespoons of oil kept for the gravy. Cooking time and temperature can cause this number to change.

Nutrition information provided as an estimate only. Various brands and products can change the counts. Any nutritional information should only be used as a general guideline.


  • Calories: 664
  • Sugar: 6 g
  • Sodium: 199 mg
  • Fat: 38 g
  • Saturated Fat: 13 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 15 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 29 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 46 g
  • Cholesterol: 238 mg

Keywords: chicken fried steak