Brown Diner Fried Chicken


This is my own little recipe for fried chicken. With it's double-batter crunch and the blend of seasonings, this chicken is delish. Fried in cast iron with peanut oil, this is sure to be a family dinner fave.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
6 servings


  • 3 cups peanut oil for frying

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

  • 1 pinch paprika, or to taste

  • 1 ½ cups milk

  • 1 egg

  • 1 fryer chicken, cut into serving pieces


  1. Heat peanut oil in a deep, heavy skillet over medium heat or a deep-fryer.

  2. Mix flour, onion powder, and paprika together in shallow bowl. Whisk milk and egg together in a separate shallow bowl.

  3. Dip chicken pieces in flour mixture until evenly coated, shaking off excess. Dip coated chicken in the milk mixture, allowing excess to drip back into bowl; roll again in the flour mixture until coated.

  4. Working in batches, place chicken in the hot oil and cover skillet; cook until chicken is browned and no longer pink and the center, about 7 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted near the bone should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Cook's Note:

Maintaining the correct temperature is key to perfectly fried chicken. Always cook chicken until 165 degrees F (74 degrees C) internal temperature.

Editor's Note:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the breading ingredients. The actual amount of the breading consumed will vary. We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

662 Calories
36g Fat
47g Carbs
36g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 662
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 36g 46%
Saturated Fat 8g 42%
Cholesterol 147mg 49%
Sodium 411mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 36g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 110mg 8%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 391mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.