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Pan Fried Chicken Recipe
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Pan Fried Chicken Recipe

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I’ve used this recipe for more than 25 years. Guests and family enjoy it, and the church I attend has used the recipe for several of its annual dinners.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 envelopes (.6 ounce each) individual serving cream of chicken soup mix
  • 2 envelopes Italian salad dressing mix
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder, optional
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 2 broiler/fryer chickens (4 pounds each), cut up
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 pieces) equals 383 calories, 21 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 107 mg cholesterol, 441 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 31 g protein.


  1. Line two 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pans with foil and grease the foil; set aside.
  2. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the flour, soup mix, dressing mix and seasonings. Place milk in a shallow dish. Dip chicken into milk, then add to flour mixture, a few pieces at a time, and shake to coat. Place in prepared pans. Drizzle with butter.
  3. Bake at 350° for 35-50 minutes or until juices run clear. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Oven-Fried Chicken in Country August/September 2007, p47

Full-Bodied White Wine

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

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Reviewed Jul. 20, 2014

"I didn't have the cream of chicken or Italian salad dressing mix but I used a packet of onion soup mix in the flour. turned out great, very tasty."

Reviewed Apr. 26, 2012

"This was actually better the next day...."

Reviewed Feb. 21, 2012

"I didnt have the cream of chicken soup mix or the italian salad dressing mix on hand so i used 2/3 cup of seasoned bread crumbs and cut the flour to 1/2 cup and it tasted great! I alsol used boneless skinless chicken breasts and cut them into strips. Would still like to try it using all the original ingredients."

Reviewed Aug. 15, 2011

"very tasty,we use it mainly in winter"

Reviewed Dec. 10, 2009

"I first made this recipe and used boneless skinless chicken. I had to keep drizzling butter to cover the breading. It came out good. My mother made it with a whole chicken in parts and it was hard and flavorless. Boneless skinless chicken is the way to go!"

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