Fried Chicken - Crispy

Cassie *


This is my favorite Fried Chicken. Crispy on the outside, tender juicy on the inside. It's not a heavy coating. It doesn't take long to cook when using thin boneless chicken breasts or cut into tenders. Yum! This was supper at my house. Enjoy!!


★★★★☆ 4 votes

15 Min
15 Min


  • 4
    (6oz) boneless,skinless chicken breasts - make sure all are about the same thickness; if not pound out so that they all cook roughly the same amount of time.
  • 1/3 c
  • 1/3 c
    cornmeal, i use yellow
  • 1 1/2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 3/4 tsp
    onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 large
    egg, beaten

How to Make Fried Chicken - Crispy


  1. Rinse chicken and pat dry with paper towel.
  2. Combine corn meal, flour, salt, paprika, onion powder and pepper in a shallow dish; mix well.

    Combine egg and water in another shallow dish.
  3. Dip the chicken in the egg mixture.
  4. Now coat with the cornmeal mixture.
  5. Pour enough oil to meausre about a 1/4 inch in a heavy skillet, I use a cast iron skillet. You could also use an electric skillet.

    Heat oil to 365ºF in electric skillet or on medium heat in large heavy skillet.
  6. Now fry the chicken 5 to 8 minutes on each side, until well-browned and internal temperature reaches 165ºF.

    Drain on paper towels and serve, or if not finished cooking all of the chicken; place the cooked chicken on a bakers rack, and place inside a 200 degree oven to keep warm.


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About Fried Chicken - Crispy

Course/Dish: Chicken
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #crispy #Fried

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