Fried Chicken Recipe

Prep time: 10-15 min

Cook time: 30-40 min

Serves: 4

This is one of my favorite Fried Chicken Recipes! I really love spicy foods, so I added spices of pepper and paprika not only to the flour, but on the chicken itself before coating and frying it.

Although frying chicken maybe a bit time consuming to make, it is a very easy. If you have a deep fryer, it will make the whole process quicker and easier. If you do not have a deep fryer, you can use a deeper skillet which will work just as good, but you will need to be careful not to get grease splattering on you.

If this is your first time frying food, make sure to not over crowd the skillet as this will lower the temperature of the grease which will cause the food to cook longer and the batter will get soggy. Just remember: The higher the temperature, the crispier the chicken.

You will need the following for this Fried Chicken Recipe:

  • 8 Chicken pieces, drumsticks or thighs.
  • 1-2 C. Flour
  • 2 Eggs
  • Vegetable Oil
  • 4 T. Paprika
  • 1 1/2 t. Salt
  • 1 1/2 t. Pepper

Want a healthier version? Instead of frying the chicken, bake 'em!

To prepare this dish, start by pre-heating the skillet with oil or pre-heating the deep fryer. If you are going to use a skillet, pour vegetable oil (I prefer Wesson) about 1 inch deep in the skillet. Then, wash/clean the chicken. Pat dry with a towel.  In a bowl, lightly beat 2 eggs. In one plate, put 2 cups of flour mixture (mix the paprika, salt, and pepper with the flour) and in another plate, put the egg mixture.

When the oil or deep fryer is ready, dip the chicken pieces one at a time in the egg mixture, then in the flour. Place in the hot oil or deep fryer. 

*Cook for about 15 minutes or until done. Depending on the size of the chicken, it may take less or more time than indicated.

On a plate, place a couple of paper towels on it. As the chicken is removed from the oil, place the chicken on the paper towels (This will soak up the extra grease).

To keep warm, use tin foil but "tent it" so it won't trap the moisture in and soften the crisp fried chicken.

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