Better than Best Fried Chicken


This chicken fried with cornstarch is simply delicious and uses, of all things, cream of chicken soup! The end result will surprise you. It will be perfect — crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside, and loaded with mouthwatering flavor. This chicken will definitely be requested on a regular basis by family and friends!

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hr


  • 1 (10.5 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup

  • 1 large egg

  • seasoning salt to taste

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup cornstarch

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon paprika

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • oil for frying


  1. Combine condensed soup, egg, and seasoning salt (be careful, as soup is already salted) in a shallow dish or bowl; mix well. Dip chicken in mixture and turn to coat completely. Set aside.

  2. Mix together flour, cornstarch, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper in a resealable plastic bag. Place chicken pieces, one at a time, in the bag, seal and shake to coat. Add more flour and cornstarch as necessary, but add them in equal parts.

  3. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Be sure to use enough oil to cover chicken pieces.

  4. Place coated chicken on a platter; allow to sit until outside becomes doughy (this is critical to ensure crispiness when fried). Once chicken coating is doughy, test oil by dropping a piece of coating into it; oil is ready if it starts to fry immediately.

  5. Working in batches, fry chicken pieces in hot oil until cooked through and the juices run clear, 7 to 10 minutes. Drain on paper towels and serve.

Editor's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

531 Calories
29g Fat
33g Carbs
32g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 531
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 38%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 121mg 40%
Sodium 596mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 32g
Vitamin C 2mg 9%
Calcium 34mg 3%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 383mg 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.

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