Easy Fried Chicken Recipe: This is the best I've had!
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Easy Fried Chicken Recipe

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Fried Chicken Recipe: This easy, country fried chicken using flour and everyday ingredients is a classic staple for weeknight or Sunday afternoon dinners!

Easy Fried Chicken Recipe: This is the best I've had!

Fried Chicken Recipe

It was a normal Saturday morning. The kids slept in, and I was sitting on the couch catching up on my self-work and social media updates until they woke up. I had known that my husband left out early to go work on my parent’s farm, but didn’t expect him back home until the end of the day.

Then, in he walks, with a whole chicken hanging upside down in his hand, and a big smile on his face. (My hubby’s face… not the chicken’s.)

“You got a good fried chicken recipe momma?”

(Insert his biggest fake country accent ever.)

So, as usual, my response was,

“Let me call Mom.”

I made the call, she gave me her recipe, and I heated up the oil…

Whole chicken cut up and pan fried - Easy Fried Chicken Recipe: This is the best I've had!

If you follow me on Facebook, you may have caught the post that I did, showing how my husband was doing one of his first YouTube videos that we’ve been gearing him up for.

He cut up the chicken for me, and when he was finished, he handed it all over to me.

How to Make Homemade Chicken Broth

Before you start making your fried chicken, make sure to check out the homemade chicken broth recipe that I made using the pieces that I didn’t fry in case you want to, too!

Using whole chicken leftovers for homemade chicken broth - Easy Fried Chicken Recipe: This is the best I've had!

Batter: Flour + Seasoning Mixture

Using flour, and a few seasonings and spices I already had on hand, the batter (but I usually refer to it breading) was ready in no-time.

See the full fried chicken recipe and video how-to, below…

Flour mixture with seasonings - Easy Fried Chicken Recipe: This is the best I've had!

Breading the chicken for Easy Fried Chicken Recipe: This is the best I've had!

While the oil heated up, I covered each piece of chicken so it would be ready when the pan was.

Flour covered chicken for frying: Easy Fried Chicken Recipe: This is the best I've had!

Pan frying chicken: Easy Fried Chicken Recipe: This is the best I've had!

Oil in pan - pan frying chicken Easy Fried Chicken Recipe: This is the best I've had!

Frying a whole chicken: Easy Fried Chicken Recipe: This is the best I've had!

Easy Fried Chicken Recipe: This is the best I've had!
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Easy Fried Chicken Recipe

Going back to the basics with this! With this step-by-step, easy to follow recipe, learn how to make the BEST fried chicken! 
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword easy fried chicken recipe, the best fried chicken recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 219kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 fryer chicken cut-up (or chicken breasts, tenders, whichever you prefer)
  • vegetable oil enough to make 1/2 in. of oil in the pan you're using.
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 Tablespoon salt or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Seasoned Salt optional (We really like a taste of salt on our fried chicken.)
  • 1 teaspoon paprika optional

Instructions

  • In dish or mixing bowl, mix flour, salt, pepper, and paprika/seasoned salt if preferred.
  • Pat chicken dry if wet.
  • Coat chicken with flour mixture.
  • In a skillet or cast iron, heat 1/2 inch of vegetable oil over medium-high heat. (To test if the oil is ready, sprinkle in a pinch of the flour mixture to see if it sizzles.)
  • When the oil is ready, place chicken in oil, and fry on one side for 10 minutes or until golden brown. (I cover the pan with a lid to reduce splatter.)
  • Flip and fry the underside for an additional 10 minutes, or until bottom side is golden brown or until juice of chicken is clear. (I take the first piece out and cut at the thickest part to see if it's no longer pink.)
  • To make certain, the internal temperature of chicken (inserted, but not touching the bone) should be 165°F.

Video

Nutrition

Serving: 1chicken wing | Calories: 219kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 2329mg | Potassium: 44mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 245IU | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1.6mg

Easy Fried Chicken Recipe: This is the best I've had!

Easy Fried Chicken

I’ve been intimidated by frying chicken for years. But when my husband placed this thing on my kitchen counter, and my momma gave me her recipe to tackle it… I was golden.

Now, I can whip this recipe up in the future with no problem, and it’s much easier than I thought!

I hope this recipe gives you the courage to make your own fried chicken too!

You know me, if it’s easy, it’s my kind of recipe. Here are my other easy recipes so you can fill your Pinterest boards!

Easy fried chicken recipe using a few seasonings on hand make this so easy and the best!

3 thoughts on “Easy Fried Chicken Recipe

  1. Kimberly says:

    That looks beautiful brown! My kids goes crazy everytime I made fried chicken. Pinned!

  2. T says:


    This chicken recipe was crispy, moist and very easy to make. I used Morton’s natural seasoning and smoked paprika.
    Delicious!

    1. Jessica says:

      That sounds amazing! I’ll have to try Morton’s! Thank you so much for letting us know. 🙂

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