Southern Fried Chicken

Southern Fried Chicken


"This recipe is originally from Alabama, and has been passed down for generations."


35 m servings 491 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 491 kcal
  • 25%
  • Fat:
  • 32 g
  • 49%
  • Carbs:
  • 16.1g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 32.8 g
  • 66%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 97 mg
  • 32%
  • Sodium:
  • 94 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Season chicken pieces with salt, pepper, and paprika. Roll in flour.
  2. Add 1/2 to 3/4 inch oil to a large, heavy skillet. Heat to approximately 365 degrees F (185 degrees C). Place chicken pieces in hot oil. Cover, and fry until golden, turning once, 15 to 20 minutes. Drain on paper towels.


  • 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.
  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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  1. 269 Ratings


Can anyone give a helpful hint as to how to keep the flour mixture on the chicken? Mine came off in the oil as it always does and so there is no coating!!

This is a fabulous recipe, excellent tasting crispy chicken and doesn't take a rocket scientist to cook. I do have some additions,like others, adding 1 tsp garlic powder and 1 tsp onion powder....

From a southern girl, let me tell you this is the real thing! As someone else points out, soaking the chicken in ice water with salt is very important. Also, for those of you who had the flour ...

Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful! The chicken came out crisp and golden, while remaining wonderfully moist! The smells alone drew my teenage brothers away from the video games! (A magical feat as...

I made this last week for the entire family. My dad ate 3 pieces and said he hadn't had chicken that good since he was a kid. I used an electric frying pan so I could control the temperature ...

This was THE best fried chicken I ever had. I have tried lots of recipies but none turned out as good as this one. I revised it alittle I cooked it in a deepfrier I used boneless skinless breast...

This is half of the recipe. I would add two stirred raw eggs in a bowl. Rinse chicken, season with pepper, lawrys season salt, garlic powder a sprinkle, dip in flour, dip in raw egg, then dip ...

great fried chicken! I have always been intimidated by frying chicken. I usually marinate it overnight in buttermilk, use a purchased coating, and deep fry it. It turns out burnt and you can't...

This recipe is fantastic! I was afraid of frying chicken in oil because I'd never done it. But I needn't have been afraid. I had no trouble with the coating coming off during frying. I followed ...