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Fried Chicken

Fried Chicken

Shirley

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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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 623 kcal
  • 31%
  • Fat:
  • 41.3 g
  • 64%
  • Carbs:
  • 21.9g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 38.9 g
  • 78%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 115 mg
  • 38%
  • Sodium:
  • 108 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. 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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Reviews

Navy_Mommy
215
8/14/2003

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.

Kath
186
1/13/2010

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.

Wendy Stone
156
8/17/2010

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.