Crispy Southern Fried Chicken

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Elaine Bovender

By
@Elaine55

My family loves good fried chicken and I've been making this recipe for years. My grandmother first told me how to do this when I was just a young bride, trying to learn to cook. This recipe makes crispy fried chicken that comes out golden and flavorful. My family loves this chicken and it's a big hit at potlucks and picnics served with potato or macaroni salad. I hope you enjoy this chicken as much as we have.

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This chicken is going to be a hit at your next picnic or family reunion! The flavors in the breading blended together just perfect.

We did remove the skin before soaking and battering. This chicken is delicious! Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 11 votes

Comments:
Serves:
4-6
Prep:
1 Hr 15 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Deep Fry

Ingredients

  • 1
    fryer chicken, cut up or your favorite pieces (I use about 4 to 6 bone-in chicken thighs)
  • 2 Tbsp
    salt
  • 2 c
    water
  • 1 1/2 to 2 c
    milk
  • 1 large
    egg
  • 1 to 1 1/2 c
    self-rising flour
  • 2 tsp
    onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp
    black pepper
  • 2 tsp
    chicken soup base
  • 2 tsp
    Paul Prudhomme's poultry magic or other poultry seasoning (optional)
  • ·
    canola oil for frying

How to Make Crispy Southern Fried Chicken

About Crispy Southern Fried Chicken

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: For Kids
Recipe For: The Best Chicken



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