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Callaway Gardens' Southern Fried Chicken Recipe

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Our team of chefs conducted taste test on several friend chicken recipes—changing, deleting and adding ingredients—until we came up with a recipe we thought tasted the most like down-home country fried chicken.—Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, Georgia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min./batch
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min./batch
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 6 tablespoons seasoned salt
  • 1/4 cup salt-free seasoning blend
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 tablespoon pepper
  • 2 broiler/fryer chickens (3 to 4 pounds each), cut up
  • Oil for frying


  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the first five ingredients. Add chicken, a few pieces at a time, and shake to coat. In a large skillet, heat 1/4 in. of oil on medium-high; fry chicken in batches for 18-20 minutes or until juice run clear, turning once. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Callaway Gardens' Southern Fried Chicken in Taste of Home February/March 2002, p51

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Jan. 20, 2014

"This seasoning is fabulous!! It makes a lot so you can save some aside in a ziploc bag to use at a later date. I did and it worked great. (Be sure and discard any that is left after shaking your chicken, though) I also used boneless chicken and decreased the cooking time. YUM!!!"

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