Super Easy Fried Chicken


I had a craving for fried chicken one night, when the internet was down, and just threw this together, and my family loved it! They said it was better than takeout!

Super Easy Fried Chicken
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
4 servings


  • 2 cups chicken broth

  • 2 pounds bone-in chicken pieces, such as breasts, thighs, and drumsticks

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, or more as needed

  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder

  • 1 tablespoon onion powder

  • 1 ½ teaspoons seasoned salt

  • 1 ½ teaspoons lemon-pepper seasoning

  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt

  • 1 ½ teaspoons dried basil

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper

  • 2 cups oil for frying, or as needed


  1. Pour chicken broth into a large mixing bowl.

  2. Wash chicken pieces and pat dry. Place chicken pieces into the broth and let soak while preparing flour mixture.

  3. Mix flour, garlic powder, onion powder, seasoned salt, lemon-pepper seasoning, salt, basil, oregano, and cayenne pepper together in a large, shallow dish until well blended.

  4. Heat 2 inches oil in a deep saucepan over medium heat.

  5. Remove one piece of chicken at a time from the broth and dredge in the flour mixture until evenly coated. Lower a few pieces of coated chicken carefully into the hot oil. Fry until golden brown and juices run clear, about 10 minutes per side. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Repeat with remaining chicken.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of breading ingredients. The actual amount of 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 specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

830 Calories
47g Fat
52g Carbs
47g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 830
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 47g 60%
Saturated Fat 11g 57%
Cholesterol 194mg 65%
Sodium 2147mg 93%
Total Carbohydrate 52g 19%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 47g
Vitamin C 6mg 31%
Calcium 63mg 5%
Iron 6mg 32%
Potassium 571mg 12%

* 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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