Melissa's Old Fashioned Fried Chicken

Melissa's Old Fashioned Fried Chicken Recipe

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Karen Feinen


This is based on Melissa Gilbert's (of Little House on the Prairie fame) recipe for fried chicken.

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10 Min
30 Min
Pan Fry


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fryer chicken (cut up)
cooking oil, enough to fill a large frying pan 1/2 inch
1 c
all purpose four (add more if needed to coat chicken)
3 Tbsp
old bay seasoning
salt and pepper to taste

How to Make Melissa's Old Fashioned Fried Chicken


  • 1Combine flour, old bay, salt and pepper in a large zip.lock bag, close bag and shake until ingredients are mixed.
  • 2Drop in chicken pieces, seal bag and shake until pieces are evenly coated.
    (Alternately, you may also combine dry ingredients with a fork in a pie plate or a similar shallow container, and dredge chicken pieces in the flour mixture to coat.)
  • 3Heat oil in frying pan over high heat until a drop of water sizzles.Take chicken pieces and place them in the pan, skin side down. COVER, reduce heat to Med./High and cook for 15 minutes.
  • 4Remove lid, turn chicken over and cook for 15 more minutes. (if chicken is not browning enough increase heat to High for last 15 minutes)
  • 5When chicken is done, drain on paper towels. Serve immediately or keep warm in 190 degree oven.

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About Melissa's Old Fashioned Fried Chicken

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Southern
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free, Kosher
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom

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