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my crispy fried chicken

(7 ratings)
Recipe by
Karla Everett
Greenacres, WA

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.

(7 ratings)
yield 4 -6
prep time 10 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Pan Fry

Ingredients For my crispy fried chicken

  • 6-10
    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

How To Make my crispy fried chicken

  • 1
    Sprinkle the chicken pieces with salt and pepper and the garlic powder.
  • 2
    Dredge the chicken in flour until well coated.
  • 3
    Place chicken on a platter and season with onion powder and a small amount of some more garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  • 4
    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.
  • 5
    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.
  • 6
    Cover tightly and fry the chicken until golden brown (about 5 minutes.) Turn over, lightly sprinkling with more salt.
  • 7
    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.
  • 8
    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.
  • 9
    If you're cooking in batches, put the cooked pieces in an warm oven to keep hot while you're cooking the second batch.
  • 10
    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.
  • 11
    Serve with mashed potatoes and a veggie... Enjoy!!