Air Fryer Chicken Fried Steak with ranch gravy

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Air Fryer Chicken Fried Steak with ranch gravy

Okay, Chicken Fried Steak with ranch gravy might not technically be chicken, but since the name is derived from the way it’s prepared like fried chicken, it fits, right? Crispy and flavorful, the only thing missing from the original recipe is the oil it’s fried in — that’s a good thing, if you ask us! And let’s not forget about the gravy. The ranch gravy is the perfect “icing” to the “chicken.”


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What is Cube Steak?

Cube steak is an inexpensive and flavorful cut of beef that’s been tenderized.


Whisk together 1 cup buttermilk and egg in a shallow dish.

Combine ¾ cup flour, 1 tsp. salt, ½ tsp. garlic powder, onion powder, and ½ tsp. pepper in a separate shallow dish.

Dredge steaks in flour mixture, then dip in buttermilk mixture; dredge in flour mixture again. Transfer steaks to a baking sheet lined with a rack to let coating set, about 10 minutes.

Preheat air fryer to 400° according to manufacturer’s instructions; set cook time to 10 minutes. (Add 35 minutes for preheating if your air fryer doesn’t include preheat function.)

Coat preheated cooking tray and steaks with nonstick spray; arrange steaks in a single layer on tray.

Cook steaks 5 minutes; open air fryer, coat steaks with nonstick spray, flip, and close air fryer. Continue cooking steaks until golden, 5 minutes more. (If you have a smaller air fryer, you may need to do this in batches.)

Whisk together whole milk, ¼ cup buttermilk, 1 Tbsp. flour, dill, and 1/4 tsp. garlic powder in a skillet; cook gravy over medium-high heat until thick and bubbly, stirring constantly, 5 minutes. Season gravy with salt and pepper

Nutritional Facts

Nutritional Facts

Per serving

Calories: 435

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 20g 30%

Saturated Fat 9g 45%

Cholesterol 138mg 46%

Sodium 420mg 17%

Carbs 25g 8%

Protein 37g

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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