I have always been a little crazy about the crispy, succulent goodness of fried chicken. Ryan on the other hand, is not a fan. Crazy right? I would always throw it in there as an option for dinner and he would nix it right away. So this time I upped the ante and promised creamy pan gravy along side. That did the trick.
In my mom’s house people always went after the coveted chicken drumstick making it difficult to get unless you had extremely quick hands. A fight would ensue and there would be threats of going to our rooms without dinner. Perhaps that is why whenever I make fried chicken, I only use chicken drumsticks. I’m not sure why they are so coveted maybe it is because they stay so perfectly juicy and are the easiest pieces to eat. However, if they are not as popular in your house substitute a whole fryer chicken so you can get a variety.
As far as the gravy goes, I just cannot watch all of those lovely fried pan drippings go to waste so gravy is a natural accompaniment to fried chicken for me. This pan gravy is pretty easy to make as far as gravies go. All you need to do is save some of the pan drippings from the fried chicken, whisk in some flour and add some milk, seasoning salt and pepper and you are good to go. It is a rich, creamy gravy that is great when poured over the chicken or some piping hot mashed potatoes.
Note: this post was originally published in 2009 and updated in 2016.
Buttermilk Fried Chicken Ingredients:
My accompaniments of choice were Creamy Mashed Potatoes and sauteed green beans. Be on the look out for the recipe for the beans. Enjoy!
My name is Des. I’m a Mom to Kellan and Preston. Wife to Ryan. Dog mom to Pumpkin and lover of all things food. Whether it is cooking it, eating it, shopping for it or watching TV about it, food is one of my favorite things. Read more »
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