Paula Deen's Southern Fried Chicken

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10 Min
40 Min
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2 lb
cut up chicken


1/3 c
1 c
hot sauce (i use tapatio)


1 1/2 tsp
1 1/4 tsp
fresh ground black pepper
1/4 tsp
garlic powder


2 c
all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp
baking powder
1/4 tsp

How to Make Paula Deen's Southern Fried Chicken


  • 1Heat peanut oil in a large deep pot to 350°F (do not fill more than half full--you don't want a hot-oil spill-over accident!).
  • 2For sauce mixture: in a medium-sized bowl, beat the eggs with the water.
  • 3Add hot sauce and whisk together well.
    Pour this mixture into a large plastic zip-top bag.
  • 4For seasoning mixture: In a small bowl, combine 1 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper and 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder.
  • 5For dredging mixture: In a another bowl, mix flour, baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon salt.
  • 6Rinse and pat dry chicken pieces with a paper towel.
    Cut breast pieces in half across ribs.
    Sprinkle chicken generously on both sides with seasoning blend.
  • 7Drop a few chicken pieces of chicken into bag of sauce mixture and squish around to coat thoroughly.
  • 8One piece at a time, roll chicken in flour mixture and drop into hot oil.
  • 9Don't crowd chicken pieces--I cook about half the chicken at a time.
    Fry chicken until brown and crisp.
    Drain on paper toweling.
  • 10Dark meat will take about 14 minutes, white meat about 10 minutes.
  • 11Remember smaller pieces cook faster than the larger ones.
    You can check for doneness by piercing to the bone in the thickest part with a fork.
    If the juices run clear, it is done.

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About Paula Deen's Southern Fried Chicken

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American

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