Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Fried Steak

Chicken Fried Steak is a traditional Southern dinner, but I've taken this classic dish and cooked it in my Air Fryer. I love having a comforting meal without all the extra calories from the deep fryer, and less of a mess in my kitchen. Air Fryer Chicken Fried Steak is about to become your new favorite week night dinner!

What you'll need: 

– Cube Steak – All-Purpose Flour – Ground Black Pepper – Kosher Salt – Smoked Paprika – Onion Powder – Garlic Powder – Cayenne Pepper – Dried Sage – Buttermilk – Hot Pepper Sauce – Eggs – Non-Stick Cooking Spray – Butter – Garlic Salt – Whole Milk – Heavy Cream

How to make Chicken Fried Steak

1. Whisk together the flour, and seasonings. 2. Whisk together buttermilk, hot sauce, and egg. 3. Season steaks and pat dry. Let stand for 5 minutes before dredging.

How to make Chicken Fried Steak

4. Dredge the steaks, twice. Flour, buttermilk, flour, buttermilk. Make sure to shake off the excess in between dredges. After the double dredge, press any remaining flour into the steaks and allow to sit for 10 minutes.

How to make Chicken Fried Steak

5. Place the steaks in the Air Fryer and spray with cooking spray. Cook 400 degrees for 8 minutes. 6. Make the gravy! Combine the melted butter and flour for the roux over low heat. Then add the seasonings. Turn heat up to medium-low, and add milk and whipping cream until thick, about 5 to 8 minutes.

How to make Chicken Fried Steak

7. Use a meat thermometer to make sure the steak is cooked at 145 degrees. 8. Pour that flavorful country gravy over the finished Air Fried Chicken Fried Steak.

How to make Garam Masala

4. You want all the spice to collect into the lid so you can scoop it out without cutting yourself. 5. Finished!

Tips and Tricks

Make sure to let the steaks sit for 5 minutes after seasoning and patting dry, and before dredging. Flip steaks over at 4 minutes of fry time and lightly spray the other side for even crispiness! Can use chicken instead of cube steak, and make chicken fried chicken.

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