Maryland Fried Chicken with Cream Gravy
In Maryland, fried chicken should be deeply seasoned and boast a thin, crisp crust. Creating a foolproof coating was straightforward, but the seasonings and traditional cream were trickier.
Why This Recipe Works
In Maryland, the best fried chicken is well-seasoned, with a thin, crisp crust. For a recipe for Maryland Fried Chicken with Cream Gravy that could be prepared anywhere, we added salt, dry mustard, and garlic powder to our crust’s flour dredge. Sprinkling the chicken with Old Bay seasoning once it came out of the pan also punched up the flavor. Heavy cream was the perfect dairy element for our recipe. It provided a silky texture and honest dairy taste. Cutting the cream with chicken broth added a savory element to our Maryland Fried Chicken with Cream Gravy recipe.