Classic Crunchy Fried Chicken Recipe

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angeli Published: May 12, 2020 Modified: September 19, 2020

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.

How To Make Classic Crunchy Fried Chicken

  • 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)
  1. Place chicken pieces in a 9×13" 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.

How To Make Classic Crunchy Fried Chicken

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

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