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These fried chicken thighs are a tasty variation on Southern-fried battered chicken with fewer calories. Serve with cornbread and cucumber salad.



Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oil in a large, deep skillet to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Combine flour, salt, pepper, paprika, and garlic powder in a large resealable plastic bag; mix well.

  • Pat chicken thighs dry with paper towels. Add to flour mixture in the plastic bag; seal the bag and shake until thoroughly coated.

  • Fry chicken in hot oil, turning occasionally, until deep golden brown, about 20 minutes. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate.

Editor's Note:

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

Nutrition Facts

483 calories; protein 43.6g; carbohydrates 22g; fat 23.3g; cholesterol 149.4mg; sodium 1302.2mg. Full Nutrition