Chicken Fried Steak Cuban Style Recipe -
Chicken Fried Steak Cuban Style Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Chicken Fried Steak Cuban Style

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"Delicious and tasty chicken fried steaks with a zesty Latin touch."

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Original recipe makes 4 steaks Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    45 mins


  1. In a shallow dish, combine the breadcrumbs with the oregano, cumin, and salt and pepper. Beat eggs in another shallow dish. Dip each steak in beaten eggs, and then in the breadcrumb mixture. Make sure to cover each steak well with the breadcrumb mixture.
  2. In a large, deep skillet, heat 1inch oil over medium high heat.
  3. Place the steaks in the oil when it's hot (so that the breading will not stick to the pan). Cook steaks, turning once, until brown for well done and golden brown for medium. Serve with lemon slices.
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  • Editor's Note
  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 02, 2003

This recipe is great. I love chicken friend steak, but this is the first time I have ever attempted to make it myself. The spices in the breading mixture added a nice background taste, but they were not over powering. The thing I really loved is the slight lemon flavor the garnish gave. We ended up topping ours with fresh squeezed lemon we liked it so much. The only thing I would change is, the recipe made way too much breading mixture. I would cut that in half.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 12, 2005

Being Cuban, I grew up on "bistec empanizado," but my family's recipe is slightly different from this one. I omit the cumin (which I am not fond of) and the oregano, and substite garlic powder for those seasonings. I sprinkle the steaks liberally with lemon and garlic powder before cooking for best taste. This is the way my grandpa used to make them, and it is the recipe I still swear by, with white rice, black beans, fried plantains and yuca con mojo (cassava root salted and boiled and served with a warm dressing of olive oil, lemon, garlic and onion).


54 Ratings

Oct 26, 2005

Love this recipe. My husband and I both love cuban food. This is wonderful. A little bland by itself however, but to liven it up I added a topping of...can of diced tomatoes with (mild or reg) green chilies, packet of Sazon seasoning, some chopped onion, minced garlic, oregano and some corn starch to thicken. Makes a wonderful topping for the steak. Also served with yellow rice, black beans and corn. Delicious meal! A hit everytime! Roxie, Thanks so much for submitting this recipe!

Sep 13, 2005

Found this recipe to be a wonderful update on an old comfort food.I chose a little healthier version by sauteing in olive oil.

Dec 11, 2002

Classic Bistec Empanizado...long a family favorite around here! I love cumin, but never thought about adding it to the bread adds a great touch. Goes great with white rice, black beans, and sweet plantains. A Must Try recipe!

Dec 11, 2002

So delicious and easy. Tasted great the next day too! I fried my steak in olive oil with fresh garlic. I also added some garlic powder and Mrs. Dash to my bread crumbs. Yumskers!

Feb 16, 2011

2 cups of oil for frying is excessive not to mention unhealthy. I found that not even 1/2 that is plenty.

Jan 20, 2011

I liked this! It was easy and tasty. I didn't use cumin and oregano, I used garlic salt and lemon pepper b/c I didn't have an actual lemon and I wanted that flavor. Will definately make this again!


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  • Calories
  • 577 kcal
  • 29%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 62.3 g
  • 20%
  • Cholesterol
  • 121 mg
  • 40%
  • Fat
  • 24 g
  • 37%
  • Fiber
  • 5.5 g
  • 22%
  • Protein
  • 28.4 g
  • 57%
  • Sodium
  • 661 mg
  • 26%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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