Southern Fried Chicken

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by Douglas Poe

Fried chicken always makes me think of Sundays. This recipe is cooked on a stove top, but can also be cooked in an electric skillet.

Top Review by Chef shapeweaver

I made this recipe for mine and my SO's New Year's Day Dinner. Except for cutting the ingredients in half and using thinly pounded boneless skinless chicken breasts the recipe was made as it was written. I served this with mixed veggies and Recipe #243562.Also, I made gravy from some of the remaining flour and "drippings " and it went wonderfully with potatoes & chicken. We thought that it could have used a bit more seasonings,but other than that the chicken tasted well enough to be made again. Thank for taking the time to post and, " Keep Smiling :) "

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a 12 inch skillet (or cast iron skillet) heat oil to 325.
  2. Combine flour, cornstarch, pepper, salt, garlic and paprika.
  3. Coat dampened chicken in flour mixture, and shake any excess off.
  4. Place chicken in hot oil brown evenly on all sides.
  5. When lightly browned (15 to 20 minutes) reduce heat; cover cook slowly 30 to 40 minutes.
  6. Uncover the last 5 to 10 minutes increase heat to crisp skin.

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