Southern Fried Chicken

Southern Fried Chicken

Ready in 45 minutes

This is a tasty original southern fried chicken, that works great hot or cold.

"I have tried so many different recipes trying to find a good crispy fried chicken and when I stumbled upon this one, my search was done. The Chicken is crispy yet very moist. Taste better than many restaurants I've been to. I'll occasionally buy boneless chicken and make little tenders or nuggets with this recipe for my kids and then love it. It is definitely their favorite. I originally thought that the amount of hot sauce it asks for was too much but it's just right. Sometimes if I want to add a little kick, I'll add extra. Definitely recommend it."

- MGarcia0504

Top-ranked recipe named "Southern Fried Chicken"

4.5 avg, 33 review(s) 82% would make again


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2 pounds Chicken; cut up
4 large Eggs
1/3 cup Water
1 cup Hot sauce
2 teaspoon Salt
1 1/4 teaspoon Pepper
1/4 teaspoon Garlic powder
2 cups Flour
1 tablespoon Baking Powder
6 cups Cooking oil; peanut or vegetable

Original recipe makes 4



Heat oil to 350F. in a large skillet

Mix eggs and water together well then blend in hot sauce. Pour into a ziplock bag.

In medium bowl mix flour, salt, pepper, baking powder and garlic powder.

Rinse chicken well and pat dry.

Drop chicken (a skillet full at a time) into sauce bag, seal and work sauce into and around meat, coating well.

Roll into dredging mix, one piece at a time, coating well then place into skillet. DO NOT CROWD PIECES

Cook, turning occasionaly, until juices run clear.

Remove, drain and serve.


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Treysalado 1 month ago
My chicken came out with a lot of flavor and extra crispy. My family loved it.
ladytrice84 2 months ago
markclayton1960 4 months ago
Made boneless skinless chicken breasts using this recipe, came out crispy and juicy! First time success. Love it thanks for the share, this is my go to for fried chicken!
Sexyfairy 4 months ago
I love the crispy crust ! The flavors were awesome!! I did add the same seasons to the chicken and let it set for about 30 minutes!!!
motherlove53 4 months ago
This is my favorite method for frying chicken! I added adobo, coriander, garlic salt, paprika and cayenne pepper to the dry mixture. Amazing!   
mogriff1 8 months ago
idamae724 8 months ago
Delicious. This is my new go-to fried chicken
MissXteena 9 months ago
eugeniabodnar 10 months ago
Soak chicken overnight in buttermilk. Used house autry flour (red bag).
Tahines 1 year ago
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