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Southern Fried Chicken Recipe

Photo source: Grandmother's Kitchen

This southern fried chicken is made cooking the chicken pieces in hot oil. Tasty and crisp, perfect for Sunday night dinner.

Ingredients

Chicken
2 pounds chicken (breasts, thighs, wings etc)

Sauce
4 eggs
1/3 cup water
1 cup hot sauce

Seasoning Blend
1/4 teaspoons salt
1 1/4 teaspoons fresh ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon paprika

Coating
2 cups all purpose flour
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon crushed cornflakes (optional)

(4-6 servings)

Peanut Oil for frying

Directions

Prepare the cooking pot.

Use a cooking thermometer and heat the peanut oil in a large deep pot to 350F.

DO NOT FILL THE POT MORE THAN 1/2 FULL

Sauce

in a medium-sized bowl, beat the eggs with the water.

Add hot sauce and whisk together well.

Pour this mixture into a large plastic zip-top bag.

Seasoning

Combine teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, paprika and the garlic powder in a bowl.

Dredging

Mix the flour, baking powder, cornflakes and salt in a large bowl.

In a basic of cold water, rinse, then pat dry chicken pieces with a paper towel.

Sprinkle all chicken well with seasoning.

In batches, add chicken to ziploc bag and mix to coat.

One at a time roll chicken into flour and then drop into hot oil, cooking only 2-3 pieces at a time so you do not crowd them.

Cook until dark golden brown and crispy (about 10-15 minutes), flipping half way through.

Use long tongs to transfer to paper towel to drain.

When poked, juices should run clear if the chicken is done, or use a meat thermometer (165F).

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