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Country Fried Chicken Recipe

Country Fried Chicken Recipe

This is one of our favorite recipes to take along on a picnic. We like to eat the chicken cold, along with a salad and watermelon. It's a real treat!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 40 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons garlic salt
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3 to 3-1/2 pounds)
  • Vegetable oil


  • 1. In a large bowl or resealable plastic bag, combine the first five ingredients. In a bowl, combine milk and egg. Cut chicken into pieces (remove skin if desired). Toss chicken in the flour mixture. Dip into egg mixture, then return to flour mixture. Heat about 1 in. of oil in a large skillet. Fry chicken in batches until golden brown on all sides. Return all chicken to pan; reduce heat to medium and cook until juices run clear, about 30 minutes. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 526 calories, 24g fat (7g saturated fat), 189mg cholesterol, 1051mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 48g protein.

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Reviewed Dec. 12, 2017

"I don’t normally cook, my wife does the cooking in our home. I decided today to cook to give my wife a break. I must say, that was by far the best chicken I have ever cooked, when I do cook. My boys and wife really enjoyed it! Anytime I cook fired chicken, form this time forward it will be this recipe.

Thank you, for sharing such a easy and tasty recipe."

Reviewed Jan. 14, 2017

"This was some of the best fried chicken I have ever made. I had to alter the way I cooked it because I couldn't find my cast iron skillet with the lid. I browned the chicken in oil on both sides and finished it in a 400 degree oven for 30 minutes. Came out deliciously juicy with crispy skin."

Reviewed Jul. 1, 2014

"After reading the reviews i used buttermilk instead and the chicken was really good."

Reviewed Apr. 29, 2014

"Very good recipe and so easy!! My family love it!"

Reviewed Jan. 30, 2014

"You should not rate a recipe you have not tried. You can tell by the ingredients or cooking method whether it will be "healthy" or not. Many recipes do not give nutritional data - if it is a family recipe you will not have the data to list with it. A bad rating for a recipe you have never made because it is too salty, too fatty, or deemed too unhealthy is not why they have the ratings. It is just for taste of final product . If you didn't make it you cannot give a rating. Go to recipes and find the "healthy Eating" category for the low salt low fat low carb diet recipes these food critics are looking for.

I found this recipe great and tasted like my mother used to make - she died in 1973 and the recipe died with her so I am very happy to find your recipe!"

Reviewed Oct. 26, 2013

"My family loved it first time and it was easy !"

Reviewed Aug. 11, 2013

"This recipe is good as is, but I like to soak the chicken in buttermilk for a couple hours before cooking. I also use seasoned salt in place of the garlic salt."

Reviewed Apr. 20, 2013

"Well worth the effort, reminds me of summer days at Grandma's house for dinner."

Reviewed Jan. 8, 2013

"Love, love, love this recipe and so does my five year old :)"

Reviewed Aug. 25, 2012

"This is the first time making Fried chicken and this was great. I did change a couple of things. 1-instead of a shallow bowl i used a large zip bag. 2- added a few shots of Hot sauce to the wet bag. 3- added chicken to the wet bag and let it rest for 1/2 hour turning the bag a couple of times. When I was ready to start putting the pieces into the dry bag I first drained the liquid from the wet then started by dropping only 2 pieces into the dry bag at a time. Clean up was fast. Will make this again and again. Thanks"

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