Classic Crunchy Fried Chicken Recipe

Classic Crunchy Fried Chicken Recipe
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You won’t be able to resist this classic fried chicken recipe! Make this staple Southern comfort food at home with just a few ingredients.


Prep: 1 hr 10 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 1 hr 25 mins
Serves:

Ingredients

  • 3 lb. chicken, cut into 8 pieces, rinsed and patted dry
  • 1 tbsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 tbsp. ground black pepper
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 3 cup all-purpose flour
  • Canola oil, as needed for deep frying

Instructions

  1. Place chicken pieces in a 9x13" baking dish and season with salt and pepper.

  2. Refrigerate the chicken for an hour.

  3. In a medium-sized bowl, beat the eggs together with water.

  4. Pour the flour into a separate medium-sized bowl.

  5. Dip the seasoned chicken into the egg mixture, then dredge through the flour to coat, gently shaking off any excess.
  6. Heat the canola oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat until simmering.
  7. Fry the chicken, turning occasionally until the meat is cooked through and the breading is golden brown.

  8. Drain on paper towels and serve.

Nutrition

  • Sugar: 1g
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  • Calcium: 78mg
  • Calories: 1124kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 73g
  • Cholesterol: 378mg
  • Fat: 55g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Iron: 8mg
  • Potassium: 813mg
  • Protein: 77g
  • Saturated Fat: 16g
  • Sodium: 1719mg
  • Vitamin A: 654IU
  • Vitamin C: 5mg
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