Crispy Southern Fried Chicken

5
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.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

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! 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




Show 99 Comments & Reviews

11 Lemon Chicken Recipes That'll Brighten Up Any Meal

11 Lemon Chicken Recipes That'll Brighten Up Any Meal

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

There are many ways to prepare chicken and one of our favorites is to use lemon. It adds a burst of flavor and brightens up a basic chicken recipe. If...

Easy To Prep Casserole Recipes

Easy to Prep Casserole Recipes

Kitchen Crew

Breakfast, lunch, dinner, or for dessert, I love a good casserole. Easy to prepare, they are always crowd-pleasing and great if hosting a dinner, serving a large family or want...

24 Perfect Grilling Out Recipes

24 Perfect Grilling Out Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Grilling season is here! This is your one-stop shop for all the grilling recipes you need to make your Spring and Summer cookouts absolutely awesome!