by Rachel

Have you ever heard of chicken that makes its own gravy? This Amish chicken makes its own gravy while baking, and it’s delicious too! Traditional Amish food is almost always tasty and filling, and this chicken is no exception. Its signature flavor arises from the combination of garlic, paprika, and cream. The resulting dish is to die for!

Chicken can be a tricky dish to make for beginners. If you’re just starting out on your cooking adventure, you’ll be happy to find out that this recipe is actually quite easy to make. What’s even better is that it’s rather healthy too. It will satisfy your whole family and leave everyone begging for seconds.

Don’t worry about the outcome too much and dive right into the cooking. You won’t regret it!

How to make Amish Chicken?

Mix the flour with the spices.

Cover the chicken pieces in the flour and spice mix.

Arrange the chicken pieces in a baking dish.

Mix water with cream and pour the resulting mixture over the chicken.

Bake the chicken at 350 F degrees for an hour and a half or until golden brown.

How do I make more Amish chicken gravy?

If you want to make more gravy with the seasoned flour from the recipe, you can! It’s best to mix a new batch of flour and seasoning or save some from the first batch before you dip the chicken in. Don’t use flour that you dipped your chicken into to keep yourself and your family safe.

What is Amish chicken?

The meaning of Amish chicken lies in the way the chickens are treated. Amish chickens are free-range. The chicken coops where the chickens live are operated by the Amish, thus the name Amish chicken. Amish chicken is said to be healthier for consumption, as the chickens are not given harmful hormones or raised in an uncomfortable environment.

Can I cook Amish chicken in an air fryer?

Of course! Keep in mind that ovens and air fryers are very different, so the method should be quite different too. For starters, it’ll probably take you around 30 minutes to cook one batch in an air fryer. Don’t forget to turn the chicken on the other side halfway through.


Serves: 6 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )


  • 6 -8 chicken pieces, cleaned
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 1/2 cups water


Dredge the chicken pieces in the flour and spices and arrange skin side up in a baking dish.

Mix the cream and water and pour over the chicken. Bake at 350* for 1 1/2 hours or until the skin is golden brown.

Review from my followers:

Excellent recipe! I love Amish food and this really hit the spot! For people wanting to make gravy with the seasoned flour, I recommend you reserve 1/4 cup of the seasoned flour prior to dipping the raw chicken. It’s always better to be safe than risk your family’s health.


Serving Size: 1 (217) g | Servings Per Recipe: 2 | Calories: 863 | Calories from Fat 603 g | Total Fat 67 g | Saturated Fat 41.3 g | Cholesterol 244.5 mg | Sodium 3566.3 mg | Total Carbohydrate 56.9 g | Dietary Fiber 3.1 g | Sugars 0.7 g | Protein 11.1 g.

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