Tanya's Louisiana Southern Fried Chicken

Tanya's Louisiana Southern Fried Chicken


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


30 m servings 638 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 638 kcal
  • 32%
  • Fat:
  • 29.6 g
  • 45%
  • Carbs:
  • 47.9g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 42.7 g
  • 85%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 177 mg
  • 59%
  • Sodium:
  • 960 mg
  • 38%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  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.
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  1. 95 Ratings


I thought this turned out a good piece of southern fried chicken. Here are some additional tips for getting a tasty bird. Rinse chicken pieces and place in large pot or bowl and add a couple o...

This reminds me of the fried chicken I enjoyed growing up in south Ga. I give the recipe 5 stars as written, but I have a few suggestions, which come from my Nana. 1. Use peanut oil. It heat...

This recipe had excellent flavor! The only changes I made were to use crisco for frying and to double-dip the chicken pieces in both the egg/milk mixture and the breading. I also soaked my chic...

This is the best homemade fried chicken recipe ever! It's crunchy on the outside and juicy on the inside with the perfect amount of seasoning. I served this with homemade garlic mashed potatoes,...

This is by far the best recipe for fried chicken I have tried. After a couple times making it I made a few small changes. One I added more seasoning to the chicken before flouring, instead of ev...

This was great and to help the others with the frying problems, please read on. My fried chicken always come out and I guess it's because mom teaching me how. Heat 3/4 inch oil in a heavy fryin...

This is a perfect fried chicken! I host a girl's club and had them make these. We used chicken strips in place of the whole chicken and it made alot, but there was absolutely nothing left afte...

Winner, winner.....chicken dinner! I think I found my new fried chicken recipe. The egg wash was perfect. I liked that it was not too thin and not too thick. I did add just a couple drops of Fra...

I was disappointed again. I did like the batter and thought it was very good. I still could not get the chicken to cook through without burning the batter. I have never been able to master that....