It’s no secret that I love fried chicken. I grew up in Florida and fried chicken was a family treat once in a while.
Now I have my own kids, I treat them to a meal of fried chicken once in a while too. The only difference is that I’m saving my pennies – so we make this wonderful Southern-style fried chicken in my kitchen. Tastes like home. I hope you enjoy it.
Finger Lickin’ Fried Chicken Recipe
- 1 whole chicken, cut into pieces
- 3 eggs
- Oil for frying
For the finger lickin’ coating
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
- 1/2 teaspoon onion salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
- 1 teaspoon thyme
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1 teaspoon tarragon
- 2 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 4 teaspoons paprika
- 2 cups flour
Take a large clean zip lock bag or similar and then sift in all your ingredients for the coating.
In a large bowl,crack three eggs and beat. Place your chicken in the beaten egg then add each piece one at a time to the coating mixture bag. Give the bag a good shake to make sure the chicken is good and covered. Place each piece on a clean plate. Repeat until all chicken in coated.
In a large skillet, heat 4-5 tablespoons of oil and slowly brown the chicken pieces in batches. When each side is browned, cover the skillet and keep on cooking until chicken is cooked through. Remove chicken and place on paper towel to drain. Keep warm in a low oven while you fry the second batch.
Nice served with fresh coleslaw, corn cobs and a crisp green salad.
Did you know?
Fried chicken is a staple in many cuisines. In Japan, they have a couple of fried chicken dishes – katsu which has Panko bread crumbs on the outside and kaarage which is fried twice. And delicious. Of course another fave is Chicken Maryland which features the addition of buttermilk in the coating that keeps the chicken delicious and moist on the inside. Mmmm.