Simple homemade fried chicken

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If you"ve wanted khổng lồ learn how to lớn make crispy fried chicken, this is the recipe for you. Always a picnic favorite, this deep fried chicken recipe is delicious either hot or cold. Kids hotline it my Kentucky Fried Chicken! —Jeanne Schnitzler, Lima, Montana

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Ingredients

4 cups all-purpose flour, divided2 tablespoons garlic salt1 tablespoon paprika3 teaspoons pepper, divided2-1/2 teaspoons poultry seasoning2 large eggs1-1/2 cups water1 teaspoon salt2 broiler/fryer chickens (3-1/2 khổng lồ 4 pounds each), cut upOil for deep-fat frying

Directions

In a large shallow dish, combine 2-2/3 cups flour, garlic salt, paprika, 2-1/2 teaspoons pepper and poultry seasoning. In another shallow dish, beat eggs và 1-1/2 cups water; địa chỉ cửa hàng salt và the remaining 1-1/3 cups flour and một nửa teaspoon pepper. Dip chicken in egg mixture, then place in flour mixture, a few pieces at a time. Turn khổng lồ coat. In a deep-fat fryer, heat oil to lớn 375°. Fry chicken, several pieces at a time, until chicken is golden brown & juices run clear, 7-8 minutes on each side. Drain on paper towels.

Fried Chicken Tips

How long does chicken take to fry?

Typically, chicken should be fried for about 7-8 minutes per side. But keep in mind that pieces can vary in kích thước and thickness. The chicken is fully cooked when the thickest part of the meat registers at 165° và the skin is crispy và dark golden-brown in color. Discover even more tasty fried chicken dishes.

What oil should I use for frying?

Neutral oils like canola, vegetable & peanut oil have higher smoke points, making them ideal for frying chicken. Learn more about selecting the right oil for frying.

Should you soak chicken in milk before frying?

Yes, we recommend soaking chicken in milk before frying! Brining the chicken in buttermilk before frying will give you moist & juicy results. The acid in the buttermilk helps break down the protein in the chicken, creating tender meat. Try this method with this picnic fried chicken recipe. Be sure to check out these 30 minute chicken recipes, too!

Nutrition Facts

5 ounces cooked chicken: 543 calories, 33g fat (7g saturated fat), 137mg cholesterol, 798mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 41g protein.