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Brown Diner Fried Chicken

Rated as 3.83 out of 5 Stars

"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."
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35 m servings 662
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  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; 35.6 47.1 36.2 147 411 Full nutrition

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A classic method for fried chicken. I used more than a pinch of paprika (about a teaspoon full) plus added some black pepper to the flour mixture. I used thighs and breasts, that I had brined ...

This was good chicken. I realized there was no salt in the ingredients, so I added some to the flour mixture. I used only chicken breasts. These were HUGE breasts I got from my grocery store. I ...

Needed some salt on the chicken.

Easy-to-make, used peanut oil heated to 375°F in a cast iron frypan and the result was gorgeous golden brown and smelled amazing! Then we tasted it. It tasted so wrong! What? No salt? Re-read th...

not bad ..needs more season