How to make Southern Fried Chicken

Fried Chicken – another southern comfort food staple.  Fried Chicken is delicious smothered in gravy, dipped in a buffalo sauce or by itself. On today’s post, I’m going to show you how to make a simple, crunchy and delicious Fried Chicken from start to finish. Whenever I fry chicken, I usually buy a whole chicken and cut it up that way. If you’d like to see a video on how I do that – please leave a comment below.

Here’s what you’ll need:

1 whole chicken (optional – or pieces already cut up)

2 ½ cup of Flour

3-4 Egg Whites

1 tablespoon of Salt

1 tablespoon of Pepper

1 tablespoon of Garlic powder

Wet to Dry Process:

Grab yourself two separate bowls. One for your wet ingredient and another for your dry ingredients. Place all of your dry ingredients in a large bowl and mix them all well. In the 2nd bowl, add your 3-4 egg whites. If you get a little bit of a yolk in there – it’s ok. However, do your best to not get any yolks in this mixture.  

Step 1 – Place each piece of chicken in your egg whites

Step 2 – From the egg whites – dread your chicken in your flour season mixture.

Repeat this process until all pieces are done. On a wire rack, let all piece’s chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to an hour.

The Frying Process:

In a large sauce pan – fill with vegetable oil and bring to a medium heat. Once your grease is hot add in each piece of chicken. My pieces were small, so I fried each piece about 8 minutes on each side.  If you have larger pieces be sure to stick around and watch to see when your chicken is ready to flip. Once each side is evenly cooked, place each piece on a wire rack for draining.

Let cool, serve and enjoy immediately! If you happen to give this dish a try, please leave me a comment below and let me know!

For a more step by step lesson watch my video below!

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