Crispy Southern Fried Chicken

Elaine Bovender

By
@Elaine55

My family loves good fried chicken and I've been making this recipe for years. My grandmother first told me how to do this when I was just a young bride, trying to learn to cook. This recipe makes crispy fried chicken that comes out golden and flavorful. My family loves this chicken and it's a big hit at potlucks and picnics served with potato or macaroni salad. I hope you enjoy this chicken as much as we have.


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Serves:

4-6

Prep:

1 Hr 15 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Deep Fry

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
This chicken is going to be a hit at your next picnic or family reunion! The flavors in the breading blended together just perfect.

We did remove the skin before soaking and battering. This chicken is delicious!

Ingredients

1
fryer chicken, cut up or your favorite pieces (I use about 4 to 6 bone-in chicken thighs)
2 Tbsp
salt
2 c
water
1 1/2 to 2 c
milk
1 large
egg
1 to 1 1/2 c
self-rising flour
2 tsp
onion powder
1/2 tsp
garlic powder
1/4 tsp
black pepper
2 tsp
chicken soup base
2 tsp
Paul Prudhomme's poultry magic or other poultry seasoning (optional)
canola oil for frying

Directions Step-By-Step

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: For Kids
Recipe For: The Best Chicken