Extra Crispy Fried Chicken


Extra Crispy Fried Chicken

Extra Crispy Fried Chicken
20 Min

Nothing says Sunday dinner like the savory flavors of extra crispy fried chicken. This is the perfect recipe for a sit-down meal with the family, or to take on a picnic under the warm summer sky. Bring it to the next potluck and everyone will be lickin' their fingers to get that last bit of oh-so-good flavor. No one will believe just how easy our Extra Crispy Fried Chicken recipe is to make, and the great thing is, you don't have to tell them!

This simple fried chicken recipe is a breeze to complete. The secret? The crispy fried chicken batter that gets extra crispy with almost no work at all!

What You'll Need

  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 (3- to 3-1/2-pound) chicken, cut into 8 pieces
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 cups vegetable oil

What to Do

  1. In a large bowl, combine milk and egg; mix well. Add chicken, coating completely. If the chicken breasts are huge, feel free to cut them in half. This way everything will cook evenly.
  2. In another large bowl, combine flour, salt, and pepper; mix well. Remove chicken from milk mixture then place in flour mixture, coating completely.
  3. In a large deep skillet or soup pot over medium heat, heat oil until hot but not smoking (about 350 degrees F). Make sure the oil does not fill the pot more than 1/3 full. We recommend using a kitchen thermometer so the oil stays at the proper temperature.
  4. Carefully place chicken in oil and cook 20 to 22 minutes, or until coating is brown and chicken is no longer pink inside, turning once halfway through cooking. (See Note) Drain on a wire rack over a baking sheet. Serve immediately.


Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 4

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 1,945
  • Calories from Fat 1,573
  • Total Fat 175g 269 %
  • Saturated Fat 24g 121 %
  • Trans Fat 0.6g 0 %
  • Protein 73g 146 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 244mg 81 %
  • Sodium 2,292mg 96 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 26g 9 %
  • Dietary Fiber 1.0g 4 %
  • Sugars 1.7g 0 %

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This chicken looks delicious. I always dredge my chicken in flour and seasoning, like above, but brown lightly in the frying pan, and finish it off by baking in the oven. It stays moist and I don't have to deep fry.

I love fried chicken like most of the country. Not the best way to prepare but by far one of the tastiest. Getting it crispy is always a challenge. So, just for the sake of science, I will try this recipe. Nothing bets a failure but a try.

If I did not know better I would say I am looking at a plate of chicken straight off of my Grandmothers kitchen table. She was the best at cooking fried chicken. Don't get me wrong, I can prepare a splendid plate of fried chicken but nothing compares to hers. Talk about crispy. Now I will this recipe a go just to see if I can improve on my recipe right now.


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