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Country Fried Chicken


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons garlic salt
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3 to 3-1/2 pounds), cut up
  • Oil for frying


  • 1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the flour and seasonings. In a shallow bowl, beat egg and milk. Dip chicken pieces into egg mixture, then add to bag, a few pieces at a time, and shake to coat.
  • 2. In a large skillet, heat 1/4 in. of oil; fry chicken in oil until browned on all sides. Cover and simmer for 35-40 minutes or until juices run clear and chicken is tender, turning occasionally. Uncover and cook 5 minutes longer. Drain on paper towels.
  • 3.

Nutrition Facts

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


Average Rating:
  • Rodney
    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.

  • pajamaangel
    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.

  • efwynne
    Jul 1, 2014

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

  • diandrew77
    Dec 31, 1969

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

  • Toonietoad
    Dec 31, 1969
    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!
  • Bugs4life
    Dec 31, 1969

    My family loved it first time and it was easy !

  • sugarcrystal
    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.

  • bearguy64
    Apr 20, 2013

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

  • kcar8498
    Jan 8, 2013

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

  • ribbet39
    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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