Print Options

Back to Best Southern Fried Chicken >

Include these items:

Taste of Home Logo

Best Southern Fried Chicken

 Best Southern Fried Chicken
Here's a traditional recipe from our area of the country. My husband is a ham radio operator and we've shared this recipe with folks from all over the world.
8 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Cook: 45 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 broiler/fryer chickens (3 to 3-1/2 pounds each), cut up
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • MILK GRAVY:
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/8 teaspoon browning sauce, optional
  • Fresh oregano, optional

Directions

  • In a shallow bowl, beat eggs and milk. In another bowl, combine flour
  • and seasonings. Dip chicken pieces in egg mixture, then in flour
  • mixture.
  • In a large skillet; brown chicken in oil on both sides. Cover and
  • cook the chicken over low heat for 45 minutes or until juices run

2 of 2

Best Southern Fried Chicken (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • clear. Remove chicken from the skillet; keep warm. Reserve 1/4 cup
  • drippings in skillet.
  • For gravy, stir in the flour, salt and pepper. Cook and stir over
  • medium heat for 5 minutes or until browned. Combine milk and water;
  • add to skillet. Bring to a boil; boil and stir for 2 minutes or
  • until thickened. Add browning sauce if desired. Serve with chicken.
  • Garnish with oregano if desired. Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 551 calories, 40 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 123 mg cholesterol, 680 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 26 g protein.
Wine: Full-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.