Our 3 Best Southern Fried
Chicken Recipes For The Home Cook

I'm about to reveal the top 3 southern fried chicken recipes.  And best of all, these recipes are amazingly simple, as well as, quick and easy to prepare.  If you crave the taste of some great fried chicken and are ready to get into the kitchen and fix up some good eats, then read on. 

On this page you will find the top three fried chicken recipes. These time tested, family approved chicken recipes are sure to be a hit and will be heavily requested. Don't try just one recipe.

Over the next few weeks or months try them all and see which recipe you like best. That way when it's time to prepare the best tasting fried chicken you are all ready to go.

3 Best Fried Chicken Recipes

  1. Deep Fried Chicken - This southern deep fried chicken is packed with flavor and stays crispy. In fact chicken has never tasted better with this crispy, crunchy and easy chicken recipe. Of the three southern fried chicken recipes this is my personal favorite.
  2. Beginner's Fried Chicken - Here is a basic fried chicken that's simple as 1,2,3 to make and very delicious. This recipe is a must, if you've never made fried chicken before or have had less than perfect results. This is the most popular of all three southern fried chicken recipes.
  3. Southern Fried Chicken - This mouth-watering southern fried chicken is a family favorite. If you're tired of tough crispy fried chicken, just give this recipe a try and taste chicken that melts in your mouth.

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Southern Deep Fried Chicken

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 2-1/2 to 3 pounds fryer chicken, cut into 8-10 pieces
  • 2 cups butter milk
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 sugar less cornflakes (plain)
  • 2 tablespoons of seasoning salt
  • 2 tablespoons garlic
  • 2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon poultry season
  • cooking oil for Deep Fryer

Cookware and Utensils:

  • 1 Deep Fryer
  • 2 large bowls
  • 1 small bowl
  • 1 tongs cooking utensil
  • Recipe Instructions:

    As always the key to great cooking is preparation and quality ingredients.

    1. Wash chicken and pat dry with paper towels. Pour buttermilk into a large bowl. Place chicken into bowl and soak in your refrigerator for about 4 hours.
    2. Now it's time to form your mixture. In another large bowl, crush cornflakes well. After crushing cornflakes add flour, seasoning salt, garlic, onion powder, cayenne pepper and poultry seasoning.
    3. After about 4 hours remove chicken from the refrigerator.
    4. Place egg yolks into a small bowl and beat until smooth.
    5. Find yourself a paper or plastic bag that will be used to shake the chicken. Now place enough mixture to coat a piece of chicken into the bag.
    6. Dip a single piece of chicken into the egg yolks and then shake the chicken in the mixture. Do this twice for each piece of chicken. Allow your chicken to sit at room temperature for about 10 minutes before frying.
    7. Follow the instructions on your deep fryer for preparing and heating your oil. When the oil is ready place your chicken into fryer and cook until done. The chicken should be golden brown, using tongs turn the chicken if necessary. Don't overcrowd the fryer.

    Of the three southern fried chicken recipes this is my personal favorite.

    This recipe provided courtesy of http://www.soulfoodandsoutherncooking.com/



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    Simple and Easy Southern Fried Chicken Recipe

    You will need the following ingredients, cooking utensils and supplies for this recipe.

    Recipe Ingredients:

    • 2-1/2 to 3 pounds of broiler-fryer chicken cut, cleaned and dried
    • 1 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1 tablespoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon black pepper
    • vegetable oil

    Cookware and Utensils:

    • brown paper or plastic bag
    • black iron cast skillet or heavy bottom skillet
    • paper towels
    • plate

    Recipe Instructions:

    1. Mix dry ingredients in brown paper or plastic bag. Drop 1 or 2 pieces of chicken into bag at a time and shake until meat is coated. Continue until all chicken is coated with your flour and seasoning mixture. Set chicken aside for cooking.
    2. Over high-heat, heat about 1-1/2 inch of vegetable oil in a black cast iron skillet. Skillet is ready to cook when a drop of water added to grease snaps, crack or pops. Add chicken to skillet in a single layer, don't overcrowd. Unless you have a large skillet you'll have to do to batches.
    3. Reduce heat to medium and cook uncovered until meat is browned on both sides. Throughout cooking turn meat using tongs to avoid burning. As a general rule, cook chicken for about 15 minutes on each side and wings and legs takes he least amount of time to cook. Before serving allow chicken to drain on paper towels.

    This is the most popular of all three southern fried chicken recipes.

    Fried Chicken Dinner

    This recipe provided courtesy of http://www.soulfoodandsoutherncooking.com/



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    Fried Chicken Recipe

    You will need the following ingredients, cooking utensils and supplies for this recipe.

    Recipe Ingredients:

    • 2-1/2 To 3 – Pounds of Chicken, Ready To Cook, Cut Up
    • 1/2 – Cup Vegetable Oil
    • 1/2 – Cup All Purpose Flour
    • 2 – Teaspoons Butter Or Margarine
    • 2 – Tablespoons of Seasoning salt
    • 2 – Tablespoons Garlic
    • 2 – Tablespoons Unsalted Meat Tenderizer
    • 1 – Cayenne Pepper
    • 2 – Tablespoon Onion Powder

    Cookware and Utensils:

    • 1 large cast iron skillet

    Recipe Instructions:

    As always the key to great cooking is preparation and quality ingredients.

    1. Clean chicken and pat dry with paper towels. It's best to season your chicken the night before you plan to cook. Form your seasoning mixture by combining seasoning salt, garlic, meat tenderizer, cayenne pepper and onion powder. Generously sprinkle your entire chicken. Ensure the seasoning is applied to all sides. Place seasoned chicken in refrigerator overnight.
    2. Take your chicken out of the refrigerator about 5-10 minutes before you start cooking. After your 5-10 minute wait, coat each piece of chicken with flour.
    3. Over medium-low heat, melt butter and heat vegetable oil in a skillet large enough to hold all of the chicken. Fry chicken over medium low heat until browned on one side. Turn chicken over and brown the other side evenly. Once the grease cooks off and gets absorbed by the chicken add a couple tablespoons of water (this makes the chicken moist). Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 30 minutes.

    This recipe provided courtesy of http://www.soulfoodandsoutherncooking.com/

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