Crispy Fried Chicken
Total TimePrep: 10 min. Cook: 10 min./batch
- 4 cups all-purpose flour, divided
- 2 tablespoons garlic salt
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 3 teaspoons pepper, divided
- 2-1/2 teaspoons poultry seasoning
- 2 large eggs
- 1-1/2 cups water
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 broiler/fryer chickens (3-1/2 to 4 pounds each), cut up
- Oil for deep-fat frying
- In a large resealable plastic bag, combine 2-2/3 cups flour, garlic salt, paprika, 2-1/2 teaspoons pepper and poultry seasoning. In a shallow bowl, beat eggs and water; add salt and the remaining flour and pepper. Dip chicken in egg mixture, then place in the bag, a few pieces at a time. Seal bag and shake to coat.
- In a deep-fat fryer, heat oil to 375°. Fry chicken, several pieces at a time, for 5-6 minutes on each side or until golden brown and juices run clear. Drain on paper towels.
Nutrition Facts5 ounces cooked chicken: 543 calories, 33g fat (7g saturated fat), 137mg cholesterol, 798mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 41g protein.
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Oct 22, 2018
This came out horrible- flavorless and undercooked! I substituted Trader Joe's onion salt blend for garlic salt, and adobo seasoning for chicken seasoning, but neither should have resulted in the incredibly bland crust this recipe produced. Glad I didn't spend much on the chicken drumsticks, we literally ended up throwing it in the trash and buying KFC for dinner instead :(
Oct 8, 2018
I love this recipe. But I didn't add any salt at all because I think KFC is way too salty!! It turned out great.
Oct 8, 2018
If you want crispy fried chicken disreguard the directions of putting the fried chicken on paper towels to drain. Place the cooked chicken on wire racks with paper towels underneath the racks. Placing fried anything on paper towels steams the meat and can make it soggy and less crispy. Another tip is to let battered chicken pieces sit for at least 5 mins. on the wire rack before frying. It helps hold the batter to the chicken. If you are still having trouble with the batter sticking to the chicken, place it in the freezer 10-12 min. the go directly into the hot oil.
Jul 12, 2018
Rate the truth...that is what reviews are for. If people gave only good reviews then why even rate a recipe. It is 2018 (not 100 years ago) evolve or become obsolete.
Jun 22, 2018
I worked at Golden Corral for years as the hot food cook and this is not their recipe. All we had was a bag of pre-seasoned flour and we just rolled the chicken in the flour once and dropped it into a deep fryer. There was no special ingredients nor was their any special recipe.
Jun 14, 2018
Some people just have to be rude. Fried chicken has been around for 100 years not just since 1997. Apparently your modern upbringing didn't teach you "if you can't say anything nice, then don't say anything"
Jun 9, 2018
This is a great fried chicken recipe. Easy to prepare with simple ingredients that I have on hand. I do think more seasoning would amp this chicken up even more. I have made this several times, and each time I experiment with adding more seasoning.
Jun 7, 2018
i joined just to rate this poor recipe. maybe in 1997 tastebuds hadn't quite matured to accept the flavors of the world, but with the amount of "like" KFC recipes flying around right now, you think it would come a little bit closer.Bland, far far too much flour and no roundness of ingredients. too little salt for that volume of flour, no addition of thyme or even another herb like oregano or paprika .Whoever cooks this and says its like KFC needs to just go to the store and buy the real deal. your familys will thank you, rather than just try to preserve your feelings.
Jun 4, 2018
That is the worst fried chicken I have tasted. There is no flavor to it at all. My grandkids wouldn't eat it and they are teenagers who eat anything. Waste of chicken.
May 12, 2018
This is by far the absolute BEST recipe for fried chicken I have ever made, and eaten! If you follow the recipe, the breading is definitely KFC comparable, however....as a previous reviewer mentioned......the addition of oregano might help. The only thing I did different was add a few more seasonings in the flour mixture---- paprika, Goya seasoning, some lemon pepper, and some garlic/herb poultry seasoning. I feel bad for Jennifer, because obviously she did something wrong and missed out on the best fried chicken ever! I will NEVER make fried chicken any other way...... this recipe is delectable! (I didn't have a deep fryer, so I used a regular 12 inch frying pan, and it turned out wonderful)