Budget Southern Fried Chicken N' Gravy

25 mins (prep 10, cooking 15)
9 ingredients
10 servings
This is a staple recipe in my kitchen. This meal is very budget friendly. All the ingredients cost about $10 all together, and you should already have most of the ingredients in your pantry. This is a meal that you can cook for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It is also a good make ahead meal. P.S. This recipe can also be made with ground turkey or pork, or even the veggie ground beef. I have also made the exact same recipe with pork chops and beef steak.

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  • 1 -4 boneless skinless chicken breast (one per person)
  • oil (for frying, you really only need enough to barely cover the bottom of the pan that you are using})
  • flour, to coat chicken
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 onion rings (cut into half moons)
  • 1 -3 cup water (for the gravy)
  • dripping, from fried chicken pan


Serving Size (26.62 g)
Servings 10
Amount per Serving
Calories 10.06 Calories from Fat 0.63
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.07g 1.14%
Saturated Fat 0.01g 0.64%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 1.01mg 0.42%
Total Carbohydrate 2.13g 7.1%
Dietary Fiber 0.32 g 12.66%
Sugars 0.01 g %
Protein 0.39g 7.82%
Vitamin A 0.27IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 1.72mg% Iron 0.11mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
salt and pepper