Easy Creole Fried Chicken


Easiest fried chicken recipe on the planet. Requires no marinating and makes no mess. Coat skinned chicken pieces in your favorite Creole seasoning and fry in peanut oil. Bake in oven a short time to ensure chicken is cooked through.

Easy Creole Fried Chicken
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
6 servings


  • 1 gallon peanut oil, or as needed

  • 1 ½ pounds chicken wings

  • 1 ½ pounds chicken legs

  • 1 tablespoon Creole seasoning (such as Tony Chachere's®), or more to taste


  1. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  2. Liberally coat chicken pieces with Creole seasoning.

  3. Place 6 to 7 pieces chicken at a time into the hot oil. Cook until skin turns light brown and pieces float, 9 to 12 minutes. Remove from the oven and drain on paper towels before transferring to a baking sheet. Repeat to fry remaining batches.

  4. Bake chicken in the preheated oven until no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear, about 10 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted near the bone should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Cool for 15 to 20 minutes before serving.

Cook's Note:

I usually cook 6 to 7 pieces at a time depending on the size of the pot.

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 (per serving)

740 Calories
68g Fat
1g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 740
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 68g 88%
Saturated Fat 10g 51%
Cholesterol 99mg 33%
Sodium 336mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 30g
Calcium 14mg 1%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 267mg 6%

* 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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