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Mom's Old Fashioned Fried Chicken

Mom's Old Fashioned Fried Chicken

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Wonderful fried chicken that has been in my family for years and years!

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  • Calories:
  • 1768 kcal
  • 88%
  • Fat:
  • 169.6 g
  • 261%
  • Carbs:
  • 17.5g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 42.4 g
  • 85%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 129 mg
  • 43%
  • Sodium:
  • 364 mg
  • 15%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. Put the flour, salt, pepper and garlic powder in a brown paper bag. One by one, coat the chicken parts with mixture.
  2. In a large skillet, fry the chicken in 1 inch of hot oil until golden brown. Remove the chicken from the pan and drain the oil.
  3. Put the chicken back into the pan and cover the pieces with cooking sherry. Cover the pan and reduce to simmer. Let simmer for 20 minutes. Serve.
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I was skeptical...but this was great! Reminds me of a smothered/baked chicken. I would recommend salting the chicken before shaking it in the seasoned flour. Yummy!


I have never cooked fried chicken before. I was skeptical that this would turn out, but I was happily surprised. I fried chicken legs and I followed the recipe exactly. When the legs came out of the final simmering pan, I wasn't happy with how soft they were. I wanted my fried chicken crispy. I took the chicken and put it in the flour and seasoning again and fried it for another 5 minutes. We loved it! I enjoyed the extra coating and was so pleased with the outcome I will surely make this again. This is great, even a novice can cook this successfully!


This was AWESOME! Everyone I made it for said it was the best fried chicken they had ever eaten.