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Crispy Fried Chicken Recipe
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Crispy Fried Chicken Recipe

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Always a picnic favorite, this fried chicken is delicious hot or cold. —Jeanne Schnitzler, Lima, Montana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 10 min./batch
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 2 tablespoons garlic salt
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 3 teaspoons pepper, divided
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons poultry seasoning
  • 2 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

Directions

  1. 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, pepper and remaining flour. Dip chicken in egg mixture, then place in the bag, a few pieces at a time. Seal bag and shake to coat.
  2. 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. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Crispy Fried Chicken in Taste of Home June/July 1997, p18

Full-Bodied White Wine

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

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Reviewed May. 20, 2015

"This was a really good fried chicken recipe. I also tried it on some boneless chicken and it was great."

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Reviewed May. 9, 2015

"My mom never made fried chicken and did not grow up ever eating it. I am a sucker for fried chicken and get it whenever I can. I kind of drug my heels at attempting this BUT This was not only easy, it was quick too. Thanks for the recipe!"

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Reviewed Sep. 23, 2014

"Finger lickin good!!!"

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Reviewed Sep. 11, 2014

"This was my first time making fried chicken! This was delicious and will definitely make it again!"

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Reviewed Sep. 8, 2014

"Easy recipe, made as directed, loved the thick crunchy breading that "stayed on" the chicken!! But, couldn't help feeling it was missing a hint of ?. Made extra for lunch tomorrow! Will definitely make again, it's now on a recipe card & in the recipe box!! Thanks for sharing."

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