Cornmeal Battered Fried Chicken

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by southern chef in lo

This crisp, golden coating is like a hushpuppy wrapped around every piece of chicken.

Top Review by rothzeid

The batter was excellent, but boiling the chicken led to well, a boiled chicken. That may be fine for chicken soup, but not fried chicken! Maybe I'll try reviewer meebsmom method the next time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash the chicken and in large saucepan. Cover the chicken with slightly salted water and bring to a boil. After it boils, reduce the heat and cover and simmer for 20 minutes. (the boiling is done to almost cook the chicken so the cornmeal does not burn).
  2. Drain the chicken and pat dry with paper towels.
  3. For the batter: Combine all the dry ingredients in a medium bowl; mix well. Add the egg, milk, and oil to the flour mixture; mix well until smooth.
  4. Heat oil for frying to 365°F.
  5. Dip the chicken pieces one at a time in the batter and gently shake off the excess batter. Carefully lower into hot oil.
  6. Fry 2 to 3 pieces at a time for 2 to 3 minutes or until golden, turning only once.
  7. Carefully remove and drain on paper towels, or paper bag.
  8. Keep warm while frying the remaining chicken.

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