Air Fryer Chicken-Fried Steak

This air fryer chicken-fried steak is a lightened up version of the original! Instead of deep frying, juicy steak is air fried to crispy perfection and served with peppery homemade gravy.

Cube steaks Egg Buttermilk Hot sauce All-purpose flour Garlic powder Kosher salt Smoked paprika Nonstick cooking spray


Unsalted butter All-purpose flour Kosher salt Black pepper Whole milk


Whisk egg, buttermilk, and hot sauce in a shallow bowl and the flour, garlic powder, salt, and paprika in another.


Dip each piece of beef into the egg mixture, coating both sides, then dredge in the dry ingredients, pressing it in gently and shaking off any excess.


Spray the inside of the air fryer basket with nonstick spray, then place the steaks inside. Coat the tops with the spray.


Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until golden brown; flip halfway through the cooking time.


While the chicken-fried steak cooks in the air fryer, melt the butter in a skillet or small saucepan set over medium heat.


Add the flour, salt, and pepper and stir together with a rubber spatula until there are no more lumps.


While whisking, slowly pour in the milk. Cook on low until slightly thickened, then season to taste.


Plate the steaks and serve with the gravy.


While it’s still not exactly health food, it is much lighter than the original fried version, which means it’s perfect when you’ve got a craving for chicken-fried steak, but don’t want to eat a day’s worth of calories in a single meal!

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