Fried chicken is a favorite family meal for many occasions. Make your own at home using a cut up fryer chicken (or a whole chicken broken down into parts) to enjoy fried chicken at its most flavorful. This is a simple, traditional recipe to make Chicken Fried Recipe using either a stove top or a deep fryer. If you’d like, please feel free to add more seasonings to your taste. Let us know what your favorite seasoning mix for fried chicken is in the comments below and maybe we’ll add up your recipe to the site. Enjoy!
Every inch of this crust is insanely crunchy, and there’s loads of those nubbly bits that get extra crunchy. The seasoning is satisfyingly spot on – strong but not outrageously overpowering – the buttermilk marinated flesh is tender and juicy all the way through, and the deep golden colour is sheer perfection.
- 1 Chicken (fryer chicken either purchased cut up (recommended) or purchased whole and broken down into pieces)
- 3 Egg
- 2 cup Flour
- 1 Tbsp Kosher Salt
- 2 tsp Pepper
- 1 tsp Garlic Powder
- 1 tsp Paprika
- Vegetable Oil
- In a large bowl, beat the eggs. In another bowl, combine the salt, pepper, garlic powder and paprika to make a seasoned salt. Add the flour to a third bowl.
- Prepare the chicken by first seasoning each piece of chicken to your taste with the seasoned salt. Then dip each piece in the egg and drag through flour until coated well.
- Fill a large pot or deep fryer half full with oil and heat to 350°F. Place the chicken parts in and fry until dark and crisp. The thighs and legs will take longer to cook – about 15 minutes – than the breast and wings, which will take about 10 minutes.
- Remove from heat, let sit for 5 minutes to cool and enjoy!
What Makes This Fried Chicken So Crispy?
There are a few reasons this crispy Chicken Fried Recipe works so well:
- Allowing the buttermilk-flour mixture to come to a paste-like consistency is key to a crispiness on the outside and juiciness on the inside.
- Most fried chicken is cooked at a high temperature throughout the frying process. This one, however, only starts at a very high heat — after browning, the heat is reduced for about 30 minutes. You'll turn up the temperature again at the end, locking in that crispy texture.
- Paprika adds smoky flavor and has a low smoke point, which helps with browning the chicken.
HOW MANY MINUTES DO I COOK FRIED CHICKEN?
The average piece of chicken will need to be fried for 14 minutes. Each piece of chicken will be different though so make sure you cook each one to a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit. White meat will have its peak juiciness at 165 degrees F. Dark meat can be cooked to 170-175F for the best texture.
What to Serve With Fried Chicken
Looking for delicious inspiration for fried chicken sides? We've got you covered with our collection of 15 Classic Side Dishes for Chicken Fried Recipe . Here's a preview of what you'll find:
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