Potluck Fried Chicken

Total Time

Prep: 40 min. Bake: 25 min.


12 servings

Updated: Oct. 05, 2023
This Sunday dinner staple is first fried and then baked to a crispy golden brown. Well seasoned with oregano and sage, this classic is sure to satisfy diners at church potlucks or late-summer picnics. I love fixing it for family and friends. —Donna Kuhaupt, Slinger, Wisconsin
Potluck Fried Chicken Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 3 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 broiler/fryer chickens (3 to 4 pounds each), cut up
  • Oil for frying


  1. In a large shallow dish, combine the flour, cornmeal, cornstarch, salt, paprika, oregano, sage and pepper. In a shallow bowl, beat eggs and water. Dip chicken into egg mixture; place in flour mixture, a few pieces at a time, and turn to coat.
  2. In an electric skillet, heat 1 in. oil to 375°. Fry chicken, a few pieces at a time, until golden and crispy, 3-5 minutes on each side.
  3. Place in 2 ungreased 15x10x1-in. baking pans. Bake, uncovered, at 350° until juices run clear, 25-30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

5 ounces cooked chicken: 497 calories, 29g fat (6g saturated fat), 135mg cholesterol, 693mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 36g protein.