Crispy Batter-Fried Chicken

READY IN: 29mins
Recipe by CaliMay

This chicken is really good! The batter is light and crispy and the herbs add a nice flavor. From the Great American Cookbook recipe collection. This also makes great chicken sandwiches!

Top Review by JFluckie

This was a good and easy recipe to make! I am always nervous to fry chicken because of the splatter and the mess, but this wasn't bad! I love anything deep fried! lol I will enjoy experimenting with different seasonings in the batter. Thanks/1

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place the chicken breasts between two pieces of waxed paper. Pound to 1/2" thickness using a meat mallet. Set aside.
  2. Place egg whites and tarragon in a shallow bowl. Beat with a fork until frothy. Combine flour, garlic powder, cornstarch and baking soda in another shallow bowl and mix well. Dip the chicken in flour then egg white mixture and turn to coat. Dip in flour again and coat completely.
  3. Heat the oil to 350 F in a deep medium skillet. Add 2 chicken breasts to the skillet. Cook, turning once, until golden brown and cooked through, about 7-10 minutes. Drain on paper towels. Repeat with remaining chicken.

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