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Low-Carb Chicken Fried Steak

Low-carb Chicken Fried Steak

Low-Carb Chicken Fried Steak is an unbelievably delicious low-carb recipe, with that Southern touch we all love! Growing up in Texas, chicken fried steak was always one of my favorite foods, and now I can have it without all of the guilt. Enjoy this crispy coating, creamy mushroom gravy at the low-carb dinner table tonight! An all-time classic dinner the whole family can enjoy!

Low-carb Chicken Fried Steak

Low-Carb Chicken Fried Steak

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By: Maria Emmerich
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min


  • 4 (4oz) cube steaks
  • 2 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 cup powdered Parmesan cheese (or almond flour if dairy-free)
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup ghee (or coconut oil if dairy-free)


  • 1 Tbsp ghee (or coconut oil if dairy-free)
  • 2 Tbsp minced onions
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 4 oz. (1/2 cup) cream cheese, softened (Kite Hill brand cream cheese style spread if dairy-free)
  • 1/2 cup beef or chicken bone broth
  • fine sea salt and ground black pepper



  1. Season steaks with a pinch of salt and pepper.

  2. Beat the eff in a shallow bowl. Place the Parmesan cheese, paprika, and cayenne pepper in another shallow bowl and stir well to combine. Divide the Parmesan cheese mixture between 2 separate bowls so you can do a dry, wet, dry dipping of the steaks.

  3. Dip a steak into the first bowl of Parmesan mixture, then into the egg, then into the second bowl of Parmesan mixture, using your hands to coat all sides of the meat well. Place the coated steak on a clean plate and repeat with the remaining steaks.

  4. Place the 1/4 cup of ghee in a large cast-iron skillet over medium heat. When hot, add the coated steaks, working in batches if necessary. Cook for 2 minutes or until golden brown, then flip and cook for 2 minutes on the other side. Repeat until all steaks are cooked. Place the cooked steaks on a warm serving platter and tent with foil to keep warm.

  5. To make the gravy, wipe the skillet clean. Melt 1 tablespoon of ghee in the skillet. Add the onions and garlic and sauté over medium heat for 3 minutes or until the onions are translucent. Use a whisk to stir in the cream cheese, whisking until no clumps remain. Slowly add the broth while whisking. Cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture comes to a gentle simmer and is smooth. Reduce the heat to medium-low and continue to simmer, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes or until thickened. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

  6. Serve steak topped with gravy alongside steamed broccoli and/or mashed cauliflower.

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