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Low-Cal Chicken Fried Steak & Collard Greens

Low-Cal Chicken Fried Steak & Collard Greens

Type: Mains Suitable For: Gluten freeHigh fibreHigh proteinLow calorieLow carbLow fat

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An Incredibly Indulgent Deep-South Classic

A lesser well known southern classic is the chicken fried steak - a beautiful sirloin steak coated in bread crumbs and cooked until golden brown. The name comes from the coating applied to the steak - there is no actual chicken in this dish!

Why this is perhaps lesser known than other fried meat dishes from the south beats us! It is totally delicious and absolutely worth trying at home! It's super quick to make - make up your seasoned bread crumbs, coat the steak in beaten egg and then the crumbs, fry in a hot pan for 60-90 seconds either side and then finish for 5 minutes in a medium oven for a perfect medium steak -  crispy crumbs on the outside and a perfectly pink steak all the way through.

To make a balanced meal, we have served ours with classic collard greens - spring greens (our nearest equivalent to their US cousin), cooked with bacon, garlic and chilli flakes in chicken stock for around 30 mins until super tender. Get these on ahead of your steak and it can all come together in the last few minutes. A few of our sweet potato fries wouldn't go amiss either.

Quick tip - any liquid you drain from the greens should be saved and used as the base of an amazing, nutritious soup - it can be frozen until you need it.

Chicken Fried Steak

Keto Steak

Traditionally, this dish is served with a rich cream-gravy. If you want to make this meal keto, we recommend cooking your steak in butter, serving the cream gravy (just cream with a little chicken stock seasoning - deglaze the pan you fried your steak in) and using fatty bacon in the collard greens. The idea here is to up the amount of fat you have in the dish to give you the much-needed energy you require in the absence of carbs.