74 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 36
  • 4 star values: 26
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2

As simple, as easy, as tasty as it gets! With this classic fried chicken recipe, you can't go wrong - so go right and fry up some chicken tonight!

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Salt and pepper chicken pieces to taste, then roll in flour to coat. Place chicken pieces in skillet and fry on medium heat until one side is golden brown, then turn and brown other side until chicken is no longer pink inside and its juices run clear. Drain on paper towel and serve!

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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.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

623 calories; 41.3 g total fat; 115 mg cholesterol; 108 mg sodium. 21.9 g carbohydrates; 38.9 g protein; Full Nutrition


Reviews (59)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2010
Dip chicken pieces in milk before dredging in the flour and the coating will be extra good. Also travels well and is great as a left-over. Use iron skillet or electric skillet so the temperature is constant and add more shortening as needed. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
09/19/2006
Very bland. Better with seasoned breadcrumbs. Read More
(8)
74 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 36
  • 4 star values: 26
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
08/14/2003
This was just like my mom used to make. It was good and basic. An iron skillet is really a must. I didn't really change anything. In the end I drained off most of the oil and made cream gravy with the drippings. Great over rice. I also looked at the Deep South Fried Chicken Recipe. They are very similar and combined the instructions for both recipes. If you have not made fried chicken before I would recommend you look at the Deep South recipe as it has a lot of really great tips. Read More
(232)
Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2010
Dip chicken pieces in milk before dredging in the flour and the coating will be extra good. Also travels well and is great as a left-over. Use iron skillet or electric skillet so the temperature is constant and add more shortening as needed. Read More
(196)
Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2010
This recipe was very similar to my grandmother's recipe but I wanted a thicker crust than this recipe. I followed the directions but once i floured the pieces I gave them an egg bath and refloured for a thicker crust. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/30/2004
Just like my father used to make. Nice and crunchy. The chicken does take a long time to cook. So give yourself plenty of time. Read More
(59)
Rating: 4 stars
09/24/2008
The recipe is easy and quick tastes okay i added seasoned salt to give more flavor and i also used boneless skinless chicken breasts and cut them into thinner smaller pieces to make "chicken nuggets" for the kids. It also cooked quicker with smaller pieces. Read More
(25)
Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2011
This is how some of us southerners fry chicken. I've seen my grandmothers and my mom prepare it this way many times and it is always good. I cannot imagine chili powder being added or boiling your chicken before frying. If you fry this on your stove top keep the heat at a medium setting or the outside of the chicken will burn before it is done on the inside. I generally use an electric skillet with the lid on and then remove the lid about 5 mins. before taking it out. It makes the chicken crispier but helps it to stay juicy. I do add some salt pepper and paprika to my flour. To really make this taste great fry it in some Crisco or lard in a cast iron skillet. I like to keep things light however and use the vegetable oil. I also fry my chicken tenders this way and then dip them in honey mustard sauce. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/26/2006
This was my first time ever frying chicken and all in all I think it went pretty well. Since I wasn't sure how well the chicken would cook I boiled it first. The frying went faster than expected this way. Also it probably couldn't hurt to add some spices to the recipe next time. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/15/2008
i tried this recipe for my family they are very picky eater but they loved the chicken. It was flaky and tasted great I added paparika and cayenne pepper to spice it up just a little. i will make this chicken again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2007
delicious! I made this in my iron skillet and it came out perfect! I will deffinately use this recipe again and again! Read More
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