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Fried Chicken Recipe

Fried Chicken

A tasty fried chicken recipe is one of the world’s favorite comfort food recipes and remains one of the most popular family meals.

Surprisingly, it is one of the simplest dishes to prepare.

Okay there is some frying going on here, so this may not be the recipe you should eat every day. But once in a while, why not treat yourself to a little bit of heaven?

I like cooking with chicken because it’s economical and there are so many fabulous ways to cook it. This fried chicken recipe is simple and easy to prepare, but delicious.

Great for every day family meals, entertaining or summer picnics.


Fried Chicken

Fried Chicken Recipe

A tasty fried chicken recipe is one of the world's favorite comfort food recipes. This recipe shows you how easy it is to make delicious fried chicken.

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 473 kcal


  • 3 pounds chicken, broiler fryer, cut into pieces
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons seasoning salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper, freshly ground
  • vegetable oil


  • Wash and lightly dry the chicken pieces.
  • Combine the flour, salt and pepper in brown paper or plastic bag. Place one or two pieces of chicken in the bag at a time and shake well to coat. Repeat process for remaining pieces of chicken.
  • Heat vegetable oil in deep fryer according to instructions. Once oil is sufficiently hot, fry chicken in batches until chicken is golden brown. Drain on paper towels before serving.


Calories: 473kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 34gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 122mgSodium: 1295mgPotassium: 351mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 231IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 26mgIron: 3mg
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  • If you don’t have a deep fryer, you can place the oil in a pan or pot, deep enough to cover the chicken. BE VERY CAREFUL and do not fill the pot more than half way or the hot oil may overflow when the chicken is added. This is NOT the recommended way to cook fried chicken. A proper deep fryer is always advised.

This recipe comes to me from Linnen Hodo. He has a great soul food and southern cooking recipe site, Have a look and see for yourself.

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Fried Chicken Recipe

2 thoughts on “Fried Chicken Recipe”

  1. Julie left this comment about her fried chicken recipe on the older version of the site:

    Julie Gayton’s fried chicken recipe

    by Julie Gayton
    (Regina, SK Canada)

    I wash my chicken first then dry. I prefer to use chicken thighs. I add seasonal salt (lawrys) and garlic salt (lawrys) directly to the pieces on both sides. I shake it in a bag of flour to cover the chicken.

    I take a black iron skillet and fill about 3 inches of Crisco vegetable oil. Wait till it gets hot. I fry on medium high on an electric stove for 10 minutes on each side. Many people think my recipe is better than KFC. Sometime KFC is greasy because it is cooked to slow. Bon appeitit.


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