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Fried Chicken Coating Mix

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 45 min.


4-6 servings per batch

Meet the Cook: My family - husband and our two sons, 11 and 8 - tell me they'd like me to fix chicken with this coating mix all of the time. I've had the recipe for years. In fact, I can't remember how I got it...just my many additions and deletions. -Dawn Supina, Edmonton, Alberta


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon dried tarragon
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (2-1/2 to 3-1/2 pounds), cut up
  • Oil for frying


  1. Combine the first nine ingredients; store in an airtight container. Yield: 2-1/2 cups coating mix (enough for 3 batches of chicken).
  2. To prepare chicken: In a shallow bowl, beat eggs and milk. Place 3/4 cup coating mix in a large resealable plastic bag. Dip chicken into egg mixture, then add to the bag, a few pieces at a time; shake to coat.
  3. Heat 1/4 in. of oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Brown chicken on all sides; transfer to an ungreased 15x10x1-in. baking pan.
  4. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 45-55 minutes or until juices run clear.

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  • Amy
    May 19, 2020

    Really nice will make again for my taste it was a bit peppery so will reduce amount but a great recipe

  • 2124arizona
    Jul 4, 2017

    This coating mix made the chicken taste great. I wouldn't change a thing!!

  • savoie.luvgspointers
    Feb 24, 2014

    My Tip: If your chicken thighs come with the back bone attached, pop the thigh bone from the hip socket. Do the same for leg quarters if using. This trick will aid in the marinating process and speed up cooking.

  • trap0001
    Aug 18, 2013

    Tried this and followed the recipe to the letter. Overpowered by thyme and ginger. Will try this again but will definitely reduce the quantity of these two.

  • lweaverk
    Sep 17, 2012

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  • ken_a_wallace
    Jan 25, 2012

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  • arrader
    Jan 8, 2012

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  • runswscissors
    Jul 17, 2011

    very good. 2nd time i made it i added cornmeal and cornstarch for some added crunch.

  • hullhome
    Dec 20, 2010

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  • AustyPickler
    Jun 26, 2010

    Best homemade breading EVER!!!