Crispy Southern Fried Chicken

READY IN: 45mins




  • In a large bowl beat the eggs and add the chicken to coat.
  • In another large bowl with a lid, mix together the flour, cornstarch, garlic powder, salt, pepper and accent seasoning.
  • Preheat oil to 375°F I would recommend using a thermometer to monitor the temperature - temperature is important. A clip-on candy/deep-fry thermometer should be kept in the pot at all times, so that you can monitor the temperature accurately.
  • Add the chicken to the flour mixture and place the lid on the bowl. Shake the bowl vigorously to coat the chicken.
  • Let the chicken rest for 10 minutes before frying. You can preheat your oil at this time.
  • When the oil has reached 375° F carefully add the chicken to the oil. Try not to overcrowd, the temperature of the oil will drop but you don't want it to drop below 300°F Keep it at 300° F to 325° F while the chicken fries.
  • Fry chicken for 8-12 minutes each side, turning the chicken over half way through (ensure chicken is cooked to an internal temperature of 165° F when using an instant read thermometer).
  • Drain the chicken on paper towels. You can place in a 170° F oven to keep the chicken warm if you have more chicken to fry.
  • When frying more chicken let the oil get back up to 375° F again.