Granny's Simple Way Fried Chicken

Total Time
25 mins
15 mins

When it comes to the title "Granny", I say it's got to be good. My Granny was an excellent cook. She made the best fried chicken without alot of nonsense ingredients. I say that it don't get no better than this!

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  • 1 whole broiler-fryer chicken (cut up or preferred pieces)
  • salt (enough to coat chicken)
  • flour (enough to coat chicken)
  • oil (1 1/2 inches) or Crisco (1 1/2 inches)


  1. Wash chicken.
  2. My Granny always cuts the breast halves in half.
  3. Salt all chicken pieces good on both sides.
  4. Let sit for 20 minutes on paper towels.
  5. Put oil in frying pan and heat to medium high.
  6. Shake chicken in flour.
  7. Carefully add chicken pieces skin side down first and brown on each side.
  8. Turn burner down on medium.
  9. Cook until done. (cooking time varies on different pieces.).
  10. Drain on paper towels.
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5 5

This is exactly how I make my chicken and it is good!

4 5

I have made this recipe in the past, but found that adding garlic onion powder, salt, and a little Tony Chachere's Seasoning really adds lots of flavor to this basic recipe... Marinading the chicken in buttermilk and Texas Pete or Tabasco is good too!

5 5

Excellent, I like to use 1/2 butter or margarine with the oil.