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Crispy Fried Chicken

Crispy Fried Chicken
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 10 min./batch YIELD: 8 servings.


  • 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


  • 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 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.
  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

2 pieces: 469 calories, 14g fat (4g saturated fat), 130mg cholesterol, 1738mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 33g protein.


Average Rating:
  • Marvielc
    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.
  • cetarr
    Dec 31, 1969

    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"

  • amsm
    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.

  • Ciar
    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.

  • Marie
    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.

  • jimmyJEO
    Jun 4, 2018

    Wrong !!...Hot tip: soak the chicken in buttermilk (overnight) the acid in the buttermilk will tenderize the chicken.

    Also add franks Red Hot (just a dash) to the buttermilk.

    I can only assume these rating are shilled or have been left by extremely young teenagers.

  • Anette
    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, 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)

  • Leona
    Apr 17, 2018


  • barkerc1980
    Apr 10, 2018

    Great recipe, but you're one key secret ingredient in the breading to be close to KFC as you can get. That ingredient is Ground Oregano. As a teen I worked at a KFC and would often end up covered in the flour mixture, the one scent I was always able to identify, besides the obvious pepper, was oregano, which I can smell a block away because it is my all time favorite herb both in smell and taste.

  • Phyllis
    Mar 23, 2018


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