My Crispy Fried Chicken

Karla Everett Recipe

By Karla Everett Karla59

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Pan Fry

My girls have always liked my fried chicken. My Mom taught me how to fry it this way when I first started cooking years ago. It's really juicy and delicious hot, and just as delicious cold.

One time when we went camping, I fried up a lot of chicken and took it for our first night's meal. Ever since then I had to bring it every time we went camping.


chicken pieces of your preference.
2 c
flour for dredging
2 c
crisco shortening or vegetable oil for frying
1 Tbsp
garlic powder
1 Tbsp
onion powder
salt & pepper

Directions Step-By-Step

Sprinkle the chicken pieces with salt and pepper and the garlic powder.
Dredge the chicken in flour until well coated.
Place chicken on a platter and season with onion powder and a small amount of some more garlic powder, salt and pepper.
In a heavy skillet on medium heat melt shortening or you can use vegetable oil. You should have about 1/2" of oil in your pan.
Once the oil has gotten hot, add your chicken pieces - meaty side down first. Don't over crowd the pan. You may have to cook in batches if you're cooking a lot of chicken.
Cover tightly and fry the chicken until golden brown (about 5 minutes.) Turn over, lightly sprinkling with more salt.
Cook each side until all sides are nice and crispy. I prop the pieces up to get all the sides crisp. Frying about 5 minutes each side.
Re-cover every time you turn the chicken, but leave the lid ajar so the steam can escape; you don't want your skin getting soft.
If you're cooking in batches, put the cooked pieces in an warm oven to keep hot while you're cooking the second batch.
The amount of seasonings are an estimate because I just generously sprinkle it on each piece. Keep an eye on your chicken and keep turning each piece over so they don't burn.
Serve with mashed potatoes and a veggie... Enjoy!!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Collection: 2012 Member's Choice
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #Fried Chicken

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Karla Everett Karla59
Dec 12, 2012
Thank you and I hope you enjoy it as much as we do :)
Frances Bocchino dedelicious
Dec 6, 2012
This looks to me like a darned nice chicken. I will be in spirit with you and make the chicken. This looks like a no mistake chicken,I will present the chicken with beer and a nice loaf of artisinal bread.
Karla Everett Karla59
Aug 14, 2012
Bob ,I bet it was really good made that way. Thanks for trying it and I'm pleased that you really liked it. :D Thanks for the stamp. :)
Bob Wakeman bluecatfish1
Aug 13, 2012
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
Bob Wakeman bluecatfish1
Aug 13, 2012
Made this over the open fire in my dutch oven. It was just awsome. I will be using this a lot when camping...