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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Southern Fried Chicken

Living in the south, you come across many restaurants that have Southern Fried Chicken on their menu.  I have been making this recipe for years and is everyone's favorite.  The chicken comes out juicy and the crust nice and crispy.

For this recipe I decided to use chicken breast.  You can make a chicken sandwich with lettuce and tomatoes, and a nice slice of cheese.  But, some mashed potatoes, and some corn bread would be much better. 


6-8 pieces of chicken cleaned
2 cups all purpose flour
3 eggs beaten
oil for frying
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp black pepper
salt to taste

Heat oil to 350 degrees, hot but not smoking. I prefer a cast iron skillet to fry the chicken, but if you don't have one then use a frying pan.

Make sure the chicken is dried after washing.  Season chicken with garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper.  Season the flour with the same ingredients.  You want this chicken nicely seasoned. Dip the chicken in the flour first, then in the eggs, then back to the flour.  The eggs will act as a glue.  Shake off any excess flour.  Fry the chicken for about 15-20 minutes for dark meat and 10-15 minutes for white meat. Make sure to flip the chicken to cook on both sides once it starts to brown. Don't cover the chicken because it might make the crust soft.  You want a nice and crispy crust.

I like to take one piece out and look at it to make sure is well done. Chicken is one of those meats you want to make sure is cooked all the way through. Enjoy!!

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