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Southern Fried Chicken Recipe

Southern fried chicken is an American favorite. Here is how to make fried chicken at home with a deep fryer. I know I always enjoy getting a big bucket of KFC and this is just as good if not better. The chicken pieces are first seasoned, then dipped in a hot sauce/egg mixture and then breaded with flour, baking powder, and salt. Don’t let the amount of hot sauce scare you, it’s actually is not very spicy at all. I used Tabasco sauce myself. Feel free to add any additional spices to the flour mixture.  A deep fryer for a very deep pot is required for frying. If you don’t want to use the whole cut up chickens, this would also be perfect for chicken strips! This fried chicken comes out perfectly crispy and delicious. Enjoy.

(Makes 4 Servings)

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Southern Fried Chicken Recipe

  • Author: Bobby


  • 2lbs cut up chicken
  • Oil (for frying)
  • Seasoning-
  • 1 ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • ¾ teaspoon garlic powder
  • Sauce-
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 cup hot sauce
  • Breading-
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt




  1. Heat oil in a deep fryer to 350 degrees. In a large bowl beat eggs and water. Add hot sauce and whisk together.
  2. In a small bowl combine ground black pepper, salt, and garlic powder. In another bowl or pie plate combine flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Pat dry chicken pieces with a paper towel. Sprinkle chicken pieces generously on both sides with the seasoning mixture.
  4. Dip chicken pieces into the hot sauce mixture and coat thoroughly. One piece at a time, roll chicken pieces in the flour mixture and drop into the deep fryer. Don’t overload the deep fryer with chicken.
  5. Fry chicken until brown and crisp (dark meat will take about 14 minutes, white meat about 10 minutes). A good way to tell if it’s done is to pierce the deepest part of the bone with a fork, if the juices run clear, it’s done.
  6. Drain on paper towels. Repeat until all chicken is fried.
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Thursday 3rd of May 2012

Craig- according to Google 1 cup = 236ml, so about 4.


Tuesday 1st of May 2012

Bobby, how much is a cup of hot sauce? in the uk you can only buy 57ml bottles of tobasco sauce. How many should i use?


Monday 30th of April 2012

Craig- Yes, you could add those ingredients to the breading mixture, I think it would be delicious!


Sunday 29th of April 2012

Could yo add some chilli powder and turmeric to the breading mixture or would it ruin it?


Wednesday 11th of April 2012

Mohan- yes, it does. I feel as though the skin is very important in fried chicken and I would not recommend removing it.