Crispy Country Fried Chicken

READY IN: 3hrs 15mins
Recipe by jb41848

This is my grandmothers way of making chicken. Has been for years and years. I hope you like it as much as we all have. It is very crispy and very juicy. Follow the directions exactly! **Cooking time includes time spent in the refrigerator.**

Top Review by peggy 3062

Delicious!!!Thankyou for sharing, i substituted 1/2 cayenne pepper with 1/2 black otherwise i followed your recipe and it was juicy and delicious.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a bowl mix 2 tsps salt with the 2 cups water.
  2. Place the chicken parts inside and let soak for 15 minutes in the refrigerator.
  3. Drain.
  4. Mix together the flour, salt, pepper and paprika in a shallow dish.
  5. Set aside.
  6. In another shallow dish mix eggs and milk together.
  7. Dredge chicken parts in flour mixture then in egg mixture and then flour mixture again.
  8. Do this for all the chicken parts.
  9. Place all chicken pieces onto a baking sheet and place in the fridge for 1-2 hours.
  10. Pour oil into an electric skillet to a depth of 1/2 inch and heat to 375 degrees.
  11. Fry chicken in batches, 10 minutes per side or until golden.
  12. Reduce heat to 250 degrees, cover and cook for 25 minutes or until done.
  13. Drain chicken on paper towels and keep warm in an oven while you finish the remaining chicken.

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