Southern Fried Chicken

Annette Landis


found this in one of those little cookbooks at the checkout(big weakness for me. can't seem to pass them up)it's from a book called down-home cooking from wesson this recipe. it's just as good cold as it is hot.i only make it a few times a year but when i do i buy 2 large packs of chicken legs and fry bf takes it to work and his buddies want to know where he buys it at.


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15 Min
45 Min
Pan Fry


  • 2 1/2-3 lb
  • 2 c
    self rising flour
  • 2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground sage
  • 1/4 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 2
  • 2 Tbsp
  • ·
    vegetable oil

How to Make Southern Fried Chicken


  1. Rinse chicken,pat dry and set aside.
  2. Fill electric skillet no than half its depth with vegetable oil.Heat to 325-350 degrees F.
  3. In large ziploc bag combine flour and seasonings.(I usually make extra and put in another bag in case flour mixture gets to clumpy after you start coating chicken)
  4. Mix eggs with water.Put in dish large enough to dip chicken in.
  5. Shake chicken, one piece at a time in flour mixture and lay on cookie sheet.
  6. Dip chicken in egg mixture, then shake again in flour mixture til completely coated.
  7. Fry chicken,a few at a time,skin side down for 15-20 minutes.(i usually can fit 8 legs in skillet at a time)
  8. Turn chicken,put a lid on skillet and fry another 15-20 minutes.
  9. Remove lid and continue to fry another 5 minutes.
  10. Drain on paper towels and let set for 5 minutes before serving

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About Southern Fried Chicken

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Southern
Hashtags: #Fried, #chicken

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