Easy Fried Chicken

Like most people with taste buds, I'm a fan of fried chicken. But I'm not a fan of KFC, Izelle's, Popeyes, etc. I'd rather control exactly what goes into and onto my chicken, and how fresh it is. 

Traditionally, this means a big mess and a danger of oil burns.

Unless you have my mom's easy fried chicken recipe, which you all now have. Enjoy!


  1. Rinse chicken and set aside, but don't pat dry.
  2. In a plastic bag, combine flour/bread crumbs, garlic salt, seasoned salt, paprika, pepper, sage, thyme, basil, poultry seasoning, and onion salt/powder. Shake to combine well.
  3. In a 12-inch frying pan (I prefer cast iron), pour 1/2 inch of oil.
  4. Shake each piece of chicken thoroughly in the bag, and set (skin side down) in the cold oil.
  5. Cover the pan and turn the heat to medium.
  6. When you hear the chicken loudly frying and sizzling, set a time for 15 minutes.
  7. When the time dings, remove the cover and carefully flip the chicken pieces over.
  8. Cook uncovered for another 10 minutes.
  9. Lift the chicken pieces and let them drain briefly on paper towels. 
  10. Serve hot or room temperature- these work great on a picnic.

Bon apetit!

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