Tanya's Louisiana Southern Fried Chicken

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This recipe is from my grandmother and great grandmother's family.

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Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 (3 pound) whole chicken, cut into 6 pieces

  • 2 eggs, beaten

  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper

  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder

  • 2 teaspoons onion powder

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ cups vegetable oil for frying

Directions

  1. In a medium size bowl mix together the eggs and milk. Add ALMOST all of the salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder (reserve a dash of each for seasoning the chicken pieces). Set aside.

  2. Sprinkle a dash of the remaining salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder onto both sides of the chicken pieces.

  3. In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Put the flour in a plastic bag. One piece at a time, dip the chicken into the egg/milk mixture then add to the plastic bag. Shake the bag so that the flour is covering each piece of chicken.

  4. You can check to see if the oil is hot enough by sprinkling a little flour in the skillet. If it fries, it's hot enough! Place the chicken pieces in the skillet. After about 5 minutes, turn the chicken over. Let chicken fry for about 15 minutes or until the meat is cooked through and the juices run clear. Enjoy!

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)

638 Calories
30g Fat
48g Carbs
43g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 638
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30g 38%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 177mg 59%
Sodium 960mg 42%
Total Carbohydrate 48g 17%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 43g
Vitamin C 2mg 8%
Calcium 203mg 16%
Iron 5mg 26%
Potassium 564mg 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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