Chicken Fried T-Bone Steak

Friday, February 7, 2020
If you love chicken fried chicken this "Chicken Fried T-bone Steak" is mouth-watering, tender and off the charts delicious!

Juicy, coated steaks with flavorful Italian seasonings in a cracker coating and then baked to your preference or served rare.

When grilling meats don't permit during the winter months this is such a great comfort food and alternative.

Pan-fried or Air Fried this is a winner-winner steak fried dinner!

This is a Southern slash Italian seasoned coating on this steak that gives it a crunchy fun change.

The secret is the flavors in the egg mixture that seasons this steak in every bite and keeps you wanting more and more!

We love our barbecued chicken, grilled foods, and smoked pork belly burnt ends, but this recipe holds us over until we have better weather available for a cookout.

Scroll down to this easily printable recipe for a delicious steak dinner that awaits you!

This is a t bone steak coated with an Italian flavored cracker crumb on a white plate with baked potato and steamed carrots. There is also a sprig of rosemary on the plate

Chicken Fried Steak

Chicken fried steak, also known as country-fried steak, is an American breaded boneless cut of beef that coated with either cracker crumbs, or seasoned flour then pan-fried.

This style and method of fried steak are popular throughout the Southern states in America, this is my version of making this delicious T-bone using some of the ingredients found in that recipe.

I use a cracker coating and the steak is dipped in a very well flavored egg and buttermilk mixture.

Flavorful steak that is perfect at any time of the year but great comfort food in the cooler months.

You can choose to use any kind of steak cuts you like, we are big T-bone fans here and that's what I am using in this recipe.

Most of the Chicken fried steak recipes are made with a boneless steak and pounds into cutlets.

This is a t bone steak coated with an Italian flavored cracker crumb frying in oil

Serving Side Dish Suggestions

Italian style scalloped potatoes
Italian Flavored Baked Potatoe Wedges
Chicken Fried Chicken Gravy
Corn on the Cob
Best Potato Recipes
Parmesan Roasted Vegetables

this is cracker coated fried t bone steaks on parchment paper ready for the oven to bake for the remaining part of cooking them

Ingredients You Will Need To make Chicken Fried Steak

  • T-bone or another steak you like with bone-in
  • buttery flavored crackers crushed into crumbs leaving a little coarse
  • egg
  • buttermilk ( or use milk with vinegar added)
  • granulated garlic powder
  • kosher or regular salt
  • black pepper
  • Worchestershire sauce
  • dried parsley, salt, pepper
  • Canola oil for frying
  • Fresh herbs
  • Italian seasoning

This is a t bone steak coated with an Italian flavored cracker crumb on a white plate with baked potato and steamed carrots. There is also a sprig of rosemary on the plate

Southern Gravy Fans?

We aren't big gravy fans with this steak recipe,  however, if you want a Southern gravy-like on my  Chicken Fried Chicken, recipe then you can get the gravy recipe there.

In our opinion, this steak tastes great without anything else on it.

this is the mixture to dip t bone steaks in to fry

Suggestions for Meats

  1. Porterhouse
  2. Ribeye
  3. Prime rib
  4. Pork Chops
  5. Cube Steaks
  6. New York Strip
  7. Sirloin

this is chicken fried t bone steak on a plate with carrots and potato

More Steak Recipes We Love

Italian Sauce Steak
Steak Cutlets Caprese
Stovetop Steak Marsala
Fried Venison Steaks

this is a t bone frying in a fry pan in hot canola oil

Substitutions for Coatings:

  • Panko Bread Crumbs
  • Italian flavored bread crumbs
  • Almond Flour
  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Ground Pork Rinds
  • Crushed Potato Chips

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Basic Recipe for Chicken Fried Steak

As I said before, I love using cracker crumbs for my coating, you can use any of the several suggestions above and you can also use any kind of beef.

Chicken, Veal, Pork, Lamb, Venison are all great fried with this basic coating recipe.

Adapt this recipe to whatever your family likes and make their favorite side dishes.

I would love to hear if you liked my Italian style version of Chicken Fried T-bone Steaks, it's one of our favorite meals.

See the recipe card for Air Frying instructions or pan-fried.

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Yield: 2

Chicken Fried T-Bone Steak

Chicken Fried Steak

prep time: 15 Mcook time: 20 Mtotal time: 35 M
This is a chicken-fried T-bone steak coated with delicious crushed buttery crackers seasoned with Italian herbs and spices fried then baked.


  • Two - 2 to 3-inch thick T-bone steaks or pick another steak you like
  • 1 or 2 sleeves of buttery flavored crackers crushed into crumbs leaving a little coarse
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 cup buttermilk or use whole milk with 1 tablespoon vinegar or lemon juice added
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher or regular salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper or cayenne pepper if you like heat
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons Worchestershire sauce
  • Canola, butter, peanut or vegetable oil for frying around 1/4 cup
  • Garnish with any kinds of fresh herbs, parsley, basil, rosemary all optional


How to cook Chicken Fried Steak

  1. Heat around 1 inch of oil in a large deep frying pan (like a chicken deep fry pan) on medium heat.
  2. Place the crushed crackers in a large plastic bag or pie plate.
  3. In another pie plate add the Worcestershire sauce, egg, buttermilk, garlic powder, seasoning, salt, pepper,
  4. Dip each steak into the egg mixture and shake into cracker crumbs.
  5. Place each steak into the heated oil.
  6. Fry on one side until you see the bottom turn golden before flipping over using tongs.
  7. This should take around 4 to 6 minutes on each side until the coating is crispy and browned nicely.
  8. See below for options:
  9. Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  10. The steak is rare fried and ready to eat.
  11. Place the steaks on parchment paper in a deep casserole dish.
  12. For a medium-rare steak finish in the oven for 10 minutes.
  13. For medium steak 15 minutes in the oven
  14. For well done 25 to 30 minutes.
  15. I finished cooking these steaks in the oven so the outside crust doesn't burn while frying in the pan if you need a longer time for how you like your steak done.
  16. Note: for using your Air Fryer,: place the steak on oil sprayed foil poke a few holes in it. Air Fry at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. Check for crunchy cracker crust, then continue until the outside is crispy and steak is done to your preference.
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Ribeye Marinated Basted and Grilled burgundy sauce recipe
Chuck Steak Stew
Bourbon Ribs
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Venison Sauerbraten Stew
Venison Cacciatore

this is a t bone frying in a fry pan in hot canola oil


  1. This looks and sounds fabulous! That golden crust is perfection!

  2. This is absolutely delicious! I love that it’s such a crowd pleaser for the whole family

  3. we are big fans of chicken fried steak so can only imagine we would love this.


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