My grandmother Paul always said to season chicken and return it to the refrigerator and let it sit as long as time permits, at least two to three hours. And always use small chickens.
Recipe courtesy of Paula Deen
Save Recipe Print
Grandmother Paul's Fried Chicken
Total:
2 hr 30 min
Prep:
15 min
Inactive:
2 hr
Cook:
15 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Intermediate
Total:
2 hr 30 min
Prep:
15 min
Inactive:
2 hr
Cook:
15 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

Directions

Season the chicken pieces well with salt and pepper and place in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, up to overnight.

Heat peanut oil in a cast iron skillet to 350 degrees F.

Beat eggs and water in a small bowl. In a shallow bowl, season flour with pepper. Dip chicken pieces in egg mixture and then coat well in flour mixture. Carefully add to oil, in batches if necessary, place lid on top of skillet, and fry until brown and crisp. Remember that dark meat requires a longer cooking time (about 13 to 14 minutes, compared to 8 to 10 minutes for white meat.)

More from:

Memorial Day

Trending Videos 4 Videos

Get the recipe

Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing 01:25

Get tips and ideas for decorating holiday cookies with icing.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Oven-Fried Chicken

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Deep-Fried Turkey

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

Perfect Roast Chicken

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Pan Fried Pork Chops

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Fried and Stuffed Rice Balls (Arancini di Riso)

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

French Cut Green Beans with Almonds and Fried Onions

Recipe courtesy of Rachael Ray

First Moon Chicken Stir-Fry

Almost-Famous Strawberry Lemonade

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Chicken Spaghetti

Browse Reviews By Keyword