Chicken Fried Deer Steak with gravy is a very simple meal, but one of the best in my opinion. It’s been around for hundreds of years–maybe even more and I’m sure it will be around for hundreds of years more.
If you are from the South you’ve had chicken fried steak–also known as country fried steak or pan-fried steak. These battered steaks have been showing up in cookbooks since the early 1800s, but I’m guessing it goes back even further than that.
I bet our ancestors probably chicken fried a little of everything, including venison and anything else wild that they were blessed with. You’ve probably had a little of everything chicken fried yourself. Did you know there’s a recipe for chicken fried alligator? I’d love to try that!
If you Google “chicken fried” you’ll get over 13,000,000 results, so they must be something good about it. Try our recipe Chicken Fried Deer Steak with Gravy and enjoy the goodness of something chicken fried!
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This goes great with fried taters (potatoes) and a big fat cat-head biscuit. It’s also delicious with mashed potatoes and covered with creamy chicken gravy. I personally can make a meal out of the steaks without any sides. I’ve even been known to throw one of these steaks on a hamburger bun with a tomato. I’ve even had them with mac and cheese! Yum Yum!
What does your family like to eat with chicken fried deer steak?
The good, the bad and the delicious…
- Chicken Fried Deer Steak is high in protein and iron and low in sugar and carbs.
- Bad points–it’s not the healthiest meal on Deer Recipes and it’s certainly not diet-friendly. It’s high in fat, cholesterol, and sodium.
See tips below for making this a more diet-friendly recipe.
Chicken Fried Deer Steak with Gravy
|Yields: 8 Steaks||Serving Size: 1 steak and ½ cup of gravy|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 16 g||25%|
|Saturated Fat 5 g||26%|
|Monounsaturated Fat 3 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat 5 g|
|Trans Fat 0 g|
|Cholesterol 115 mg||38%|
|Potassium 410 mg||12%|
|Total Carbohydrates 7 g||2%|
|Dietary Fiber 0 g||0%|
|Sugars 1 g|
|Protein 27 g||53%|
|Vitamin A 1%||Vitamin C 0%|
|Calcium 3%||Iron 19%|
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA, but were calculated by MyFitnessPal, Inc. by Under Armour, Inc.
To make this recipe more diet-friendly…
- Let’s be honest, it’s going to be very difficult to make this recipe more diet-friendly without changing the taste drastically, but we can do it!
- To help lower the cholesterol and fat use less fat in your ground venison burger. This recipe was calculated using 80/20 ground venison burger because that’s what most hunters use. If yours has less fat it will also have less fat and cholesterol. Also, if you use cube steak instead of ground deer burger, you will have almost no cholesterol.
- To further lower the fat and cholesterol, you could leave the crust off of the steaks and lightly spray the pan with a healthy spray oil instead of using vegetable oil. This also omits the egg, milk, and flour.
- To lower the sodium, try using a salt substitute like “No Salt” or “Nu-Salt” or lessen the amount of added salt to the steaks and the gravy, but don’t leave too much out of the gravy or it will taste horrible.
- You could omit the gravy, but who wants to do that? It is “Chicken Fried Deer Steak with Gravy” after all! But if you must, you could use less.
- Whatever changes you make to your Chicken Fried Deer Steak with Gravy, you can recalculate the nutrition facts at myfitnesspal.com