Extra Crispy Fried Chicken Recipe
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Wondering how to cook like a Southerner? Well then you need to know how to make fried chicken! Nothing shouts down-home Southern cooking louder than this Extra Crispy Fried Chicken recipe! This crispy fried chicken is gonna be a favorite. You'll want to make it for all your family get-togethers and picnics, and the whole gang will be begging you for this easy fried chicken recipe. Since it's the best fried chicken recipe out there, we won't blame you if you keep this fried chicken recipe all to yourself -- it's just that good!
Another thing you'll notice about this recipe is how easy it is to make. There's no complicated fried chicken batter for this one - all you have to do is dredge your chicken pieces in some simple flour, salt, and pepper. And we promise that this less-is-more route is the way to go. There's no need to get super fancy with your chicken fry... this extra crispy recipe is proof of that!
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
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 3 cups vegetable oil
What To Do:
- In a large bowl, combine milk and egg; mix well. Add chicken, coating completely. In another large bowl, combine flour, salt, and pepper; mix well. Remove chicken from milk mixture then place in flour mixture, coating completely.
- In a large deep skillet, heat oil over medium heat until hot but not smoking.
- Carefully place chicken in oil and cook 20 to 22 minutes, or until coating is brown and chicken is no longer pink.
- Drain on a paper towel-lined platter. Serve immediately.
Many fast food restaurants add MSG to their Southern fried chicken. Since many people are sensitive to MSG, our homemade version doesn't use it, and we think our chicken fry is every bit as crispy and fresh-tasting. For more crispy fried chicken recipes like this one, check out our collection of Southern Fried Chicken Recipes: 10 Easy Fried Chicken Recipes.
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Nutritional InformationShow More
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Calories 1,225
- Calories from Fat 838
- Total Fat 93g 143 %
- Saturated Fat 14g 68 %
- Trans Fat 0.3g 0 %
- Protein 73g 146 %
- Cholesterol 250mg 83 %
- Sodium 2,876mg 120 %
- Total Carbohydrates 26g 9 %
- Dietary Fiber 1.0g 4 %
- Sugars 1.7g 0 %
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