Southern Fried Chicken

Southern Fried Chicken by EclecticRecipes.com #recipe

This is my recipe for fried chicken.  My family loves fried chicken, and we have it quite often. Everyone has their favorite way of doing fried chicken.  I like to use my southern spice blend in the egg, and in the flour for a more flavorful chicken.  I also prefer to use bone-in chicken breasts.  My family only likes white meat, so we skip the thighs and legs. I have also done many boneless skinless breasts cut into strips, but it seems to me that the bone-in chicken breasts taste better.  Another method I use, that my mom use to do, is to let the chicken set in the egg and spices on the kitchen counter at room temperature for about 15-20 minutes, to take the chill off the chicken. I also use a iron skillet for frying. I have never gotten use to the deep fryer. The iron skillet is just easier for me, and I do not mind cleaning up the mess.

Ingredients

  • 4 split chicken breasts, whole, or cut up; or 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons southern spice blend
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Vegetable oil for frying

Method

  1. Preheat oil for frying. Prepare the chicken. Beat the eggs in a bowl and add a tablespoon of the seasoning to the eggs and mix thoroughly. Pour the eggs over the chicken in a bowl, and let this set, covered on the kitchen counter for about 15 minutes.
  2. Mix the flour and the other tablespoon of seasoning together. Dread the chicken in the flour and fry at 350 degrees over medium heat until the chicken is golden brown.
  3. You can check the internal temperature of the chicken to make sure, it should be 165 degrees. Drain the chicken on paper towels or a clean kitchen towel.
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7 Responses to “Southern Fried Chicken”

  1. 1
    peteformation — August 17, 2009 @ 7:50 pm

    Yummy Southern recipe. The fried chicken looks very crispy and nice!

    • Angie replied: — August 18th, 2009 @ 2:45 pm

      @peteformation,
      thanks!

  2. 2
    Mary — August 18, 2009 @ 12:40 am

    We love fried chicken around here too! This looks yummy.

    • Angie replied: — August 18th, 2009 @ 2:45 pm

      @Mary,
      thanks Mary!

  3. 3
    Jennie Cupcakes — August 18, 2009 @ 9:47 am

    This recipe looks so tasty, I’m definitely going to try it out!

    • Angie replied: — August 18th, 2009 @ 2:44 pm

      @Jennie Cupcakes,
      thanks Jennie!

  4. 4
    cookie — October 27, 2009 @ 12:52 pm

    I was looking for a Southern fried chicken recipe. Yours look good. I will have to try it.

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