8 Reviews

5-Stars isn't enough. I used the brown it in the fat, finish in the oven technique since I had a lot of chicken and a small fryer and it came out superbly. I added a little thyme and black pepper to the flour since we like those seasonings on chicken (needed garlic powder but was out). I can't believe how light and non-greasy this is yet perfectly crisped.

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3KillerBs May 06, 2008

WOW - I saw that you were the featured chef and read your profile. As soon as I noticed you had a deep-fried chicken recipe, I knew I had to try it. It IS the BEST I have ever tried in my life. So simple, yet different from any other recipe I have found. Thanks so much for sharing.

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VLizzle February 15, 2008

I salted it and then directly floured it. I did add Cayenne, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Oregano and Pepper to the flour mix though. My parents and sister said, "wow, finally we have fried chicken with flavor!" I do think that the salt was the trick though! Thanks for posting, Ciao, Bella

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ThatSouthernBelle October 28, 2007

This is soooo good,the salting is the trick,(i was always told not to salt meat first,but I have learned,it tenderizes and brings out the flavor,i used the same trick this year on my turkey,some of the guest thought it was chickemn,believe it or not.This recipe is great!

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STARTERWIFE December 19, 2006

I can vouch! This is precisely how one of grandmother's fried chicken. I prefer using buttermilk but otherwise keep to the spirit of this recipe. I follow up with Tony Chachere's sprinkle. Shortening will give you considerably more crunch than vegetable oil. Always recycle shortening until truly done with or after frying fish. We like frying french fries after the chicken. Helps neutralize odors in your shortening and they taste great!

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SanFranBetsy December 07, 2006

this is a really good basic recipe, I tried this and a couple other recipes to find a good one for the 4th. I perfer a little more seasonings though, thanks for the recipe!

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Nicoleg July 02, 2009

i suggest instead of just salt use a brine instead pat dry after having it in for an hour then do the rest i think it works better and makes it more juicy great recipe though

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chef in training, lee August 05, 2008

Made this the other night and it was great. I didn't make it in the deep fryer instead I cooked the chicken in the frying pan with only a little shortening. There was only my son and I so I only cooked 2 breasts, I figured waiting for the deep fryer to heat was to long for what I was cooking. I will be making this again. Thank you

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Terrylynn June 29, 2008
Deep-Fried Chicken (But Low Fat!)