Print
Famous Fried Chicken
Total:
40 min
Active:
40 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Intermediate
Total:
40 min
Active:
40 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

  • 1 quart canola or vegetable oil
  • One 3-pound chicken, cut into 8 pieces 
  • Seasoning salt and black pepper 
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne, optional 
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour 

Directions

Special equipment: a deep-frying thermometer

Add the oil to a large, deep frying pan over high heat; heat to 350 degrees F on a deep-frying thermometer.

Generously sprinkle the chicken on both sides with some seasoning salt, then sprinkle with 1 teaspoon black pepper and the cayenne if using. Put the flour in a plastic or paper bag.

Two pieces at a time, add the chicken to the bag and shake until coated in flour. Shake off the excess flour and place the chicken in the hot oil. Fry until golden brown, 8 minutes per side. Transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate to absorb the excess oil.

Trending Videos 7 Videos

Lighter Chocolate Brownies 02:54

These fudgy chocolate brownies are surprisingly low in fat and calories.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Fried Chicken

Recipe courtesy of Chuck Hughes

Fried Chicken

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

Ultimate Korean Fried Chicken

Recipe courtesy of Judy Joo

Fried Chicken

Recipe courtesy of Tyler Florence

Chicken-Fried Lobster

Recipe courtesy of Y.O. Ranch Steakhouse

Fried Chicken

Recipe courtesy of Haylie Duff

Fried Chicken

Recipe courtesy of Tiffani Thiessen

Chicken Fried Steak with Cream Gravy

Recipe courtesy of Tom Perini

Bobby's Chicken-Fried Chicken

Recipe courtesy of Bobby Deen

On TV

UpRooted

7am | 6c

UpRooted

7:30am | 6:30c

UpRooted

8am | 7c

UpRooted

8:30am | 7:30c

UpRooted

9am | 8c

UpRooted

9:30am | 8:30c

Unwrapped 2.0

10am | 9c

Unwrapped 2.0

10:30am | 9:30c

Food: Fact or Fiction?

11:30am | 10:30c

Food: Fact or Fiction?

12:30pm | 11:30c

Food: Fact or Fiction?

1:30pm | 12:30c

Good Eats

2pm | 1c

Good Eats

2:30pm | 1:30c

Burgers, Brew & 'Que

3:30pm | 2:30c

Burgers, Brew & 'Que

4:30pm | 3:30c

Man Fire Food

6:30pm | 5:30c

Man Fire Food

7:30pm | 6:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Man Fire Food

8pm | 7c

Man Fire Food

8:30pm | 7:30c

Man Fire Food

9:30pm | 8:30c

Cheap Eats

10pm | 9c

I Hart Food

10:30pm | 9:30c

Good Eats

11pm | 10c

Good Eats

11:30pm | 10:30c

Man Fire Food

12am | 11c

Man Fire Food

12:30am | 11:30c

Man Fire Food

1am | 12c

Man Fire Food

1:30am | 12:30c

Cheap Eats

2am | 1c

I Hart Food

2:30am | 1:30c

Good Eats

3am | 2c

Good Eats

3:30am | 2:30c

Trending Videos

So Much Pretty Food Here