Daniel Boone's Fried Chicken

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by hungerbuster

As Daniel Boone said: "There's no better way to cook young chicken." This fried chicken recipe originated in the family of Daniel Boone (1735-1820), the pioneer who is noted for his many daring exploits against the Indians.

Top Review by ShaGun

We made this when studying Daniel Boone. It turned out quite well. We made a few adjustments. We used chicken dumsticks only and used 4 lbs. After browning the chicken, we added 2 cups of water. The chicken was done after about 15 minutes. We then removed the chicken from the skillet, added in 1 Tbsp. flour along with the salt, paprika, pepper, and cream. We omitted the additional cup of water. All the kids enjoyed this recipe and we'll probably make it again even when we're not studying Daniel Boone.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Roll the pieces of chicken in a wooden mixing bowl of flour heavily seasoned with salt, pepper and paprika. Grease a large cast iron skillet with the butter and fry each piece of chicken. Brown well on both sides. Then reduce the heat slightly and add the water. Cover the skillet and cook for 15 minutes on each side. Take the fried chicken from the skillet and pour off all but 2 tablespoons butter. Add the flour to the melted butter, blend well and stir until nicely browned. Then add the salt, pepper, paprika and boiling water. Simmer until the gravy is smooth and thickened, stirring constantly. Lastly, stir in the cream and blend. Pour this gravy around the chicken on a large platter.

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