Southern Fried Chicken

Southern Fried Chicken, a classic comfort food that comes out perfectly every time! This southern fried chicken is crispy on the outside, juicy and tender on the inside.

 

This southern fried chicken is crispy on the outside, juicy and tender on the inside. #recipe from thissillygirlskitchen.com #friedchicken #chicken #dinner #southern #southernfriedchicken #friedchickenbatter

 

Southern Fried Chicken

 

 

This southern fried chicken recipe is a thing dreams are made of. Crispy on the outside, juicy and tender on the inside.

 

Truly finger licking good!

 

And, me being well… me. I added a little something-something to the mix to make this chicken dinner (or lunch or snack, I don’t judge) over the top!

 

This southern fried chicken is crispy on the outside, juicy and tender on the inside. #recipe from thissillygirlskitchen.com #friedchicken #chicken #dinner #southern #southernfriedchicken #friedchickenbatter

 

What is southern fried chicken?

Whole, bone-in pieces of chicken that are dipped in a wet mixture, such as beaten eggs and water. Then, dipped in seasoned flour, normally self-rising flour to get a thicker crust.

The chicken is then deep fried until golden brown and delicious.

 

This southern fried chicken is crispy on the outside, juicy and tender on the inside. #recipe from thissillygirlskitchen.com #friedchicken #chicken #dinner #southern #southernfriedchicken #friedchickenbatter

 

So, what is the secret ingredient to this southern fried chicken batter you might ask? Buffalo wing sauce… oh yes!!

How to southern fried chicken

  • First, I season the chicken itself with garlic powder, onion powder, and kosher salt.
  • Then, I dip the chicken in a mixture of beaten eggs, water, and buffalo sauce.
  • Next, coat it in self-rising flour that is seasoned with fresh black pepper.
  • Fry it up! White meat takes 8-10 minutes, and dark meat takes 13-14 minutes, but check the internal temperature, it should read 165° in the center of the thickest part of the meat.
  • Sprinkle with a little more kosher salt as soon as it is out of the fryer and serve.

 

Super crispy crunchy. You would think there would be a lot of heat from the buffalo sauce, but nope, it just seasons the chicken nicely.

 

This southern fried chicken is crispy on the outside, juicy and tender on the inside. #recipe from thissillygirlskitchen.com #friedchicken #chicken #dinner #southern #southernfriedchicken #friedchickenbatter

 

Serve this southern fried chicken with homemade french fries, grilled asparagus, and roasted Brussel sprouts with bacon!

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Tools used to make southern fried chicken

 

This southern fried chicken is crispy on the outside, juicy and tender on the inside. #recipe from thissillygirlskitchen.com #friedchicken #chicken #dinner #southern #southernfriedchicken #friedchickenbatter

 

Growing up, one of my favorite recipes my Grandma would make for us was her fried chicken. I just couldn’t get enough, and every time I make it I think of her.

I love how food can transport you back in time!

How to make southern fried chicken

Southern Fried Chicken

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Southern
Keyword: chicken, fried chicken, southern fried chicken
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Total Time: 24 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 348 kcal
Author: Dana at ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com

Southern Fried Chicken, a classic comfort food that comes out perfectly every time! This southern fried chicken is crispy on the outside, juicy and tender on the inside.

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Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup buffalo sauce
  • 1 whole chicken cut up into parts (or 8 pieces of your favorite parts)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 25 cracks black pepper divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • oil for frying

Instructions

  1. Preheat oil to 350 degrees. I used a deep fryer, you can also use a heavy bottomed skillet with at least 3 inches of oil up the sides of the pan. DO NOT OVERFILL YOUR SKILLET.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk and buffalo sauce. Set aside.
  3. Season chicken on all sides with the salt, 5 cracks of the pepper, garlic and onion powders. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, mix the flour and remaining pepper together. Set aside.
  5. When the oil is heated, take the chicken piece by piece and dip it in the egg mixture. Let any excess egg fall off. Dip it in the flour mixture and coat on all sides. Shaking off any excess flour.
  6. Slowly and carefully place chicken in the hot oil, do not overcrowd the pan. You will need to do this in batches. Dark meat takes 13-14 minutes, white meat takes 8-10 minutes. If needed, turn chicken halfway through for an even golden brown. Chicken is done when internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.
  7. Let the chicken drain on a sheet tray topped with a wire rack. Sprinkle a little more salt on top right out of the oil. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
Southern Fried Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 348 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 133mg 44%
Sodium 615mg 26%
Potassium 247mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 23g 8%
Protein 23g 46%
Vitamin A 4.8%
Vitamin C 1.8%
Calcium 3.6%
Iron 7.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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3 Comments at Southern Fried Chicken

  1. Reading some of my favorite blogs this week I’m seeing how Irma affected people differently. Glad to hear your family made it through. I have a lot of friends down in Florida and even though I’m up in Ohio I spent the majority of that weekend glued to social media and YouTube for updates. Thankfully they all made it through safely.

    I’ve been looking for a new Fried Chicken Recipe. This sounds amazing. I am looking forward to trying it sometime soon.

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