Real Southern Fried Chicken

READY IN: 2hrs 40mins
Recipe by sugarpea

aka "Heart Attack in A Skillet", but, according to the elderly Louisiana gentleman who shared this recipe, the genuine thing. It's been a long time since I made this but I do remember how good it was. Cook time includes marinating time.

Top Review by Elliemae Clampet

Family loved it! I actually marinated it overnight vs only 2hrs. When it's done cooking thru it seems to float to the top which is generally about 20mins or so depending upon how high you have the flame. Definate keeper. DH is picky when it comes to fried chicken but he loved this!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Marinade: Combine marinade ingredients and chicken pieces in a plastic bag and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  2. Chicken: Heat oil in skillet until it sizzles when tested with a drop of water; place seasoned flour in a plastic bag; remove chicken from marinade and add to flour; shake to thoroughly coat; brown chicken quickly on all sides.
  3. Cover, reduce heat and cook SLOWLY until chicken is tender and cooked through, about 20 minutes; salt the chicken generously as it fries, poultry absorbs a lot of salt.

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