Crisco's Super Crisp Country Fried Chicken

"From the Crisco website."
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Ready In:
1hr 10mins




  • Combine milk and egg in medium bowl; set aside.
  • Combine flour, garlic salt, paprika, pepper and poultry seasoning in paper or plastic bag. Add a few pieces of chicken at a time. Shake to coat.
  • Dip chicken in milk-egg mixture. Shake second time in flour mixture. Skillet or deep fry in Crisco (see below).
  • To skillet fry, heat 1/2 to 1-inch Crisco to 365° in electric or in large heavy skillet on medium-high heat. Brown chicken on all sides. Reduce heat to 275° or medium-low heat. Continue cooking until chicken is tender about 30-40 minutes. Do not cover. Turn chicken several times during cooking. Drain on paper towels.
  • To deep fry, heat 2 or 3-inches Crisco to 365° in deep fryer or deep saucepan. Fry chicken for 15-18 minutes. Drain on paper towels.
  • For extra spicy chicken, increase black pepper to 2 teaspoons and poultry seasoning to 1/2 teaspoon.

Questions & Replies

  1. How do you measure an inch of shortening?


  1. I just had to try this recipe after watching the movie "The Help". It turned out great. The crispy skin and extremely moist meat made it taste fantastic.
  2. This recipe is great! I've made this for the first time years ago, it's still one of our favorites. The only trouble now is finding a 2½ to 3-pound chicken. Difficult to find one under 4 pounds. It's nice to see some of the old favorites coming to this site.
  3. I have been making this recipe for years and always get rave reviews and friends asking me to make it for them. There is one ingredient missing from the original recipe and that is Accent. (MSG) This ingredient is what makes it so delicious and I can't find the original recipe to know how much to use. It is very bland in my opinion without it and very very few people have a mild and temporary allergic reaction to it according the major medical sites. How much do I use? Does anyone know???
  4. I just did an all out search for this recipe on the internet and I should have known it would have led me back to my favorite site! This recipe has been around since I first got married in the mid-70's and one we always loved. I too got it off the Crisco can. I always made it in an electric skillet and made the extra spicy version. Thanks so much posting. I will have easy access to it now!
  5. The coating did taste very good and cooked way to fast. The chicken didn't get cooked all the way through but the breading was too dark. I made sure my oil wasn't too hot too and tried a second time, but it still wasn't great.


  1. This was the best fried chicken I have ever had! I used my deep fryer with canola oil instead of crisco. DH is watching his weight. My family absolutly loved it. Thanks for a great recipe.



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