World’s Best Southern Fried Chicken

World’s Best Southern Fried Chicken

By Terry Fitts

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One whole chicken – Cut up into 8 pieces – Clean it (Rinse It Off)

Season it with salt, pepper, garlic, seasoning salt.

Mix three eggs to 2 cups of milk in a bowl and whisk together.

Dip the chicken into the milk and egg mixture. Get chicken totally wet.

Then put enough flour in a bowl, to where it covers the chicken.

Add salt, pepper, garlic and seasoning salt.

How much seasoning? A bunch. Most will fall away. But it does depend upon how much seasoning you prefer.

I use 3/4 tsp of salt, 1/2 tsp of pepper, 1/2 tsp of seasoning salt and 3/8 tsp of garlic to a cup of flour. Adjust to your taste.

Get a large skillet – Put in about 3 ½ cups of Crisco in skillet.

Let the grease get hot. Up to like 350. Take the chicken out of the flour batter when grease is hot.

Fry it for approximately 20 minutes on one side then flip it, cook for another 15 or 20 minutes.

(Remember -Bigger pieces take longer than smaller pieces. And, it’s not done if you sick a fork into the piece, if blood shows. Cook it longer!)

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There are 32 comments for this article
    • Karen Ekstrom at 3:15 pm

      Hi Deirdre, Crisco, which is the frying ingredient in the recipe, is the brand name for an all-vegetable shortening. But, if you still don’t want to use it, you can substitute oil. Enjoy!

    • Karen Ekstrom at 5:36 pm

      Hi Joyce, How much seasoning? A bunch. Most will fall away in the frying. But it does depend upon how much seasoning you prefer. I use 3/4 tsp of salt, 1/2 tsp of pepper, 1/2 tsp of seasoning salt and 3/8 tsp of garlic per cup of flour. Adjust to your taste. Enjoy!

  1. Maximus at 7:25 pm

    Wow! Im an experienced cook but I am not from a fried chicken tradition. THIS is definitely the recipe to attempt to get that true southern experience. Thank you for being honest! FINALLY! Im making this tomorrow.

  2. Joan Brune at 10:28 am

    I made this for a family get together and it was perfect. So glad I used this recipe. Golden brown and crispy. My family gave it a thumbs up

  3. Renee G. at 10:21 am

    I made this for dinner last night using chicken I actually raised with my own two hands. This fried chicken tastes like I remember Grandma making. Delicious! Crispy, juicy and lots of flavor. Thank you!

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