Family-Favorite Fried Chicken Recipe
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Family-Favorite Fried Chicken Recipe

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I was never impressed with the fried chicken recipes I'd tried, but then I started to experiment and came up with one that my whole family loves. Once you taste it, you'll know why! —Samantha Pazdernik, Breckenridge, MN
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 10 min./batch
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons poultry seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3 to 4 pounds), cut up
  • Oil for deep-fat frying

Nutritional Facts

7 ounces cooked chicken: 630 calories, 29g fat (8g saturated fat), 290mg cholesterol, 414mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 52g protein.


  1. In a shallow bowl, mix the first nine ingredients. In a separate shallow bowl, whisk eggs. Dip chicken pieces, one at a time, in eggs; coat with flour mixture.
  2. Heat oil to 375° in an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer. Fry chicken, a few pieces at a time, 4-5 minutes on each side or until golden brown and juices run clear. Drain on paper towels. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Family-Favorite Fried Chicken in Simple & Delicious June/July 2013, p52

Full-Bodied White Wine

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

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MarcyC48 User ID: 2794696 263122
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2017 Edited Mar. 7, 2017

"Amazing! This is exactly how l have been making my fried chicken for over 25 years. People love it and ask me " What do you put in your chicken to make it taste so good?""

suefalk User ID: 6736080 258900
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2016

"So good! A great variation to buttermilk fried chicken. I added a 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne to the dredge for a little kick."

Babygirl99 User ID: 8554709 254406
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2016

"I didn't know fried chicken could be so G...OOD!"

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