My Crispy Fried Chicken

Karla Everett


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 votes
10 Min
30 Min
Pan Fry


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


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

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About My Crispy Fried Chicken

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Collection: 2012 Member's Choice
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #Fried Chicken