Crispy Fried Chicken

Crispy Fried Chicken


4 cups all-purpose flour, divided

2 tablespoons garlic salt

1 tablespoon paprika

3 teaspoons pepper, divided

2-1/2 teaspoons poultry seasoning

2 large eggs

1-1/2 cups water

1 teaspoon salt

2 broiler/fryer chickens (3-1/2 to 4 pounds each), cut up

Oil for deep-fat frying


1. In a large shallow dish, combine 2-2/3 cups flour, garlic salt, paprika, 2-1/2 teaspoons pepper and poultry seasoning.

2. In another shallow dish, beat eggs and 1-1/2 cups water; add 1 teaspoon salt and the remaining 1-1/3 cups flour and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.

3. Dip chicken in egg mixture, then place in flour mixture, a few pieces at a time. Turn to coat.

4. In a deep-fat fryer, heat oil to 375°. Fry chicken, several pieces at a time, until skin is golden brown and a thermometer inserted into chicken reads 165°, 7-8 minutes on each side.

5. Drain on paper towels.

Recipe Courtesy of Taste of Home