Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 30 mins

This recipe came from Paula Deen who has a cooking show on the Food Network. This chicken is so good. The house seasoning is made in bulk. You can store this for several months.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix seasoning together and store in airtight container for up to 6 months.
  2. In medium bowl, beat eggs with water. Add enough hot sauce so mixture is bright orange.
  3. In another bowl, combine flour and pepper. Season chicken with house seasoning. You can let the chicken sit in hot sauce for up to 1 hour. It will not make the chicken spicy.
  4. Dip Chicken in egg and coat well with flour mix.
  5. Heat oil to 300 degrees in deep pot. Don't fill pot more than half full of oil.
  6. Fry chicken in oil until brown and crispy. Dark meat goes in first and takes 13-14 minutes. White meat takes 8-10 minutes.
  7. Preparation depends on how long you let the chicken soak in hot sauce.
Most Helpful

I thought I made good southern fried chicken!Well,I concede.This is the best I have ever had.The crust is light and flaky,seasonings just right.It turned out beautifully.I should have taken pictures.I will try as I have a few pieces left.Will throw out any other recipes I have for fried chicken.I did not change anything.

nesbitt929 September 22, 2009

this is totally the best I so very love it and i loved the show that you did with that lady. it was funny but it was great.i am so glad that it is a dinner recipe. ive been trying to make fried chicken but it turned out bad Iam so glad his is on a show . thank you so very much.

lisaneville June 19, 2008

I had to make this after I came back from Savannah and eating at Paula Dean's restaurant. OH SO GOOD!!! This recipe makes it taste just like the chicken at the restaurant. Very good.

Aerica March 28, 2008