The Only Way Fried Chicken

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

This is my famous fried chicken. Crispy and juicy.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash and pat the chicken dry.
  2. Beat eggs and water together.
  3. Put flour in paper bag.
  4. Salt and pepper the chicken.
  5. Dip chicken in egg.
  6. Shake the chicken in the bag with flour.
  7. Heat the shortning and butter until very hot, but not smoking.
  8. Add chicken pieces.
  9. Keep your burner on med hot; keep frying and turning until chicken juices run clear.
  10. Drain on paper towels.


Most Helpful

I have to give this a 5 because it's the same way my Grandmother used to make it and the way I make most of my chicken. Easy, simple and soo delicious. I was looking for a chicken recipe for Saturday night company of 5 when I saw this and decided I'd just fix it my way, now OUR way, and there wasn't an once of chicken left. This is just a "fabulous" recipe.

Chuck in Killbuck January 25, 2004

Sorry, I can not go much beyond average. I had a few problems. After getting my grease very hot and not smoking I added the chicken and reduced the heat to a medium high like directed. It started to burn. I finally ended up on a medium low setting to finish it out. I was using a cast iron skillet.
The end result was a chicken that was done, crispy and tender. I did not feel the coating had much flavor. The coating did hold togather well.

Roger/OH January 22, 2011

this was my first time cooking fried chicken and it was very easy and delicious. i added tabasco to the egg mixture and old bay seasoning and bread crumbs to the flour mix. it came out crispy, moist, and tasty. i will definitely use this recipe again.

beccamae0213 August 26, 2009

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