Crunchy & Juicy Fried Chicken

Christina Dicken


Every once in a while I get the taste for good fried chicken. This is GOOD fried chicken, just like grandma used to make. crispy, crunchy, juicy and complete comfort!!! YUMMY!!! :)


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4 Hr
40 Min
Pan Fry


  • 1
    whole chicken cut up or 6-8 of your favorite pieces
  • 2-3 c
  • 1 Tbsp
    tabasco sauce
  • 2
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 2 c
  • 2 Tbsp
    kosher salt
  • 2 Tbsp
    black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp
    onion powder
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    celery salt
  • 1 dash(es)
    cayenne pepper
  • 1 Tbsp
    baking powder

How to Make Crunchy & Juicy Fried Chicken


  1. put chicken pieces in a bowl or a gallon zip bag with the buttermilk and tabasco sauce. chill in fridge at least 4 hours... (I do this overnight)
  2. mix all of the flour, seasonings and baking powder in a bowl, paper bag, or pan.
  3. scramble the two eggs in a separate bowl and add the water.
  4. drip off excess buttermilk from chicken and press into flour mixture
  5. dip into egg mix
  6. repeat steps 4 & 5 and set chicken aside
  7. heat oil on medium heat (I fill a cast iron pan half full with canola oil)... add chicken do not over crowd the pan.. make in several batches if necessary... it should not crack pop and spatter too bad if its on medium heat.. the frying sound should be like a light steady rain...not a downpour ... Fry skin side down for 10 minutes
  8. after 10 minutes, turn chicken gently and fry for another 10 minutes... then flip back and forth until the deep golden color is achieved, place on pan to drain

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About Crunchy & Juicy Fried Chicken

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Heirloom

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