True Souther Fried Chicken

True Souther Fried Chicken Recipe

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Shawn Sisler


This recipe came down the line from 4 generations, each adding or subtracting for personal taste.


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whole cut up chicken, 6 pieces plus wings or boneless skinless chicken of choice
1/4 c
2 c
3 c
all purpose flour
1 tsp
crushed/ ground black pepper
1 tsp
1/8 tsp
cayenne pepper
1/8 tsp
thyme, dried
1/8 tsp
basil, dried
1/8 tsp
oregano, dried
1/8 tsp
inches of shortening or canola oil in heavy skillet

How to Make True Souther Fried Chicken


  • 1pour water and 1/4 cup salt into large metal or glass bowl, soak chicken for at least 3 hours.
  • 2take chicken out of brine and dry on clean cooking cloth or paper towels
  • 3pre-heat oil or shortening in large/heavy metal fry pan to 350 degrees.
  • 4beat egg in buttermilk
  • 5mix all dry ingredients in gallon size zip lock bag and shake well
  • 6dredge dry chicken in flour mixture starting with large pieces.
  • 7then dip into buttermilk/egg mixture let excess drip off
  • 8dredge chicken in flour mixture again and gently place into pan of 350 degree oil or shortening
  • 9cook 6 -12 minutes per side or until juices run clear
    drain on rack for a few minutes and serve. Cook few pieces at a time and be sure all are relative in size.

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Course/Dish: Chicken
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