Virginia (Ginger) Dean Recipe

Southern Fried Chicken Recipe

By Virginia (Ginger) Dean grannyginger

4 to 6
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Deep Fry

Naturally fried chicken is considered Southern crusine. Folks young and old enjoy good fried chicken...especially home cooked. My husband says I'm the champion fried chicken cooker. Don't know about that, but everyone who has ever tried mine really loves it, and wants to know how I get it so crispy. Hope my explanatin of how I cook fried chicken helps you develop the skills of preparing a genuine Southern tradition.

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
This one will make you look like you're kin to the Colonel! We love the buttermilk soak combined with the self-rising flour... super crunchy.


pieces chicken breast tenderloins, boneless, skinless
2 c
buttermilk, or enough to cover chicken pieces
3 to 4 c
unbleached plain or white lily® unbleached self-rising flour
1 rounded Tbsp
rumford baking powder (if using plain flour)
app. 3-4 c
cooking oil
1/2 tsp
salt per cup flour used (if using plain flour)
salt and pepper to taste
2 c
sweet milk (regular milk)
if you fry more than one batch of chicken increase your flour and oil accordingly.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American

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Marsha Eissler Meissler
Jul 17, 2015
I used 2 large boneless, skinless, breasts cut in half. It fed 4 people without huge appetites. I'm thinking if you use the tenderloins, which are just strips, at least 2 per person. A child may be happy with one and a man may want 2-4. It just depends on size of chicken and appetites of people.
Shirley Murtagh Squirrelishone
Jul 17, 2015
If you use only the chicken tenderloins (as Indicated in the ingredients) would you have enough chicken to serve 6 people. Judging by the picture it looks as though the whole chicken pieces ie legs, thighs, and breasts were used. I would really like to try this recipe BUT I do need clarification on the chicken.
I have asked for clarification before and never received an answer. Please would someone please respond positively. Thank you
Julie Butler Julie0967
Jul 16, 2015
I have a deep fryer with a basket I lower into the oil. Do you think that would be ok to cook the chicken in? Also what temperature would you determine as med-high?
Donna Toth Donna_Toth
Jul 6, 2015
Can this be baked rather than fried? I don't fry I prefer baking.
Paul Bushay chefbunyan
Jul 6, 2015
Good recipe! I gonna try it in my pressure fryer!