Southern Fried Chicken

Total Time:
24 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
14 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup water
  • About 1 cup hot red pepper sauce (recommended: Texas Pete)
  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • House seasoning, recipe follows
  • 1 (1 to 2 1/2-pound) chicken, cut into pieces
  • Oil, for frying, preferably peanut oil
  • House Seasoning:
  • 1 cup salt
  • 1/4 cup black pepper
  • 1/4 cup garlic powder
Directions

In a medium size bowl, beat the eggs with the water. Add enough hot sauce so the egg mixture is bright orange. In another bowl, combine the flour and pepper. Season the chicken with the house seasoning. Dip the seasoned chicken in the egg, and then coat well in the flour mixture.

Heat the oil to 350 degrees F in a deep pot. Do not fill the pot more than 1/2 full with oil.

Fry the chicken in the oil until brown and crisp. Dark meat takes longer then white meat. It should take dark meat about 13 to 14 minutes, white meat around 8 to 10 minutes.

House Seasoning:

Mix ingredients together and store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.


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I have made this chicken numerous times.Love this recipe.I can't get over how many people read a recipe and can't comprehend it.If you put a whole cup of  salt and spice on 2 1/2 lbs of chicken it's not the salt that's stupid.It clearly says to season with house seasoning and SAVE the rest for later use.Please just back away from the stove for all our sakes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Stupid amount of salt. Needs more kick item not reviewed by moderator and published
Thats a stupid amount of salt, i'm borne and raised down south and you should never use that much salt!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Light, juicy and yummy for my tummy ;) item not reviewed by moderator and published
Sadly I was very disappointed. This was VERY BLAND and I followed the recipe exactly, seasoned the chicken, etc' even soaked it for 4 hours in buttermilk/hot sauce as suggested. I even added celery salt to the house seasoning, still very bland. I am sorry but I will try another recipe next time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is NOT spicy at all. Don't let the 1 cup of hot sauce scare you! Unless you are soaking the chicken in the hot sauce, it will not retain the heat of the hot sauce. Also, be sure to dredge in flour, then the egg mixture, and then the flour again before frying. I made some changes too. I didn't add water, but added 1 more egg, plus 1 cup of buttermilk to the egg mixture. I seasoned the chicken with Johnny's, instead of the House Seasoning. Lawry's could be used too. I added a lot more pepper to the flour mixture. Added baking powder and salt to the flour, since I didn't have self rising flour. Once the chicken was done, I put the chicken on a broiler pan and put the chicken in the oven on low heat, to keep it warm and drain the grease to keep the breading crispy. Although not healthy, because it's fried chicken and is not made to be healthy, this was the best recipe (with modifications) for fried chicken I've ever made! item not reviewed by moderator and published
the flour didn't stick very well when i put the chicken in the oil, parts of my chicken were naked what did i do wrong? i'm thinking of letting the chicken marinade in the egg for a while next time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Fried chicken goes well with... sparkling wine? Um... what. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love how easy this recipe is to make. But my family does not tolerate hot or spicy food so I omitted the hot sauce completely and did feel it needed a little bit more flavor. Any suggestions as to how you can life the flavor of this favorite without adding spice? Thanks! :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this last night using chicken thighs. Oh My WORD!!! So delicious! It was my first time making fried chicken but it will not be my last! My entire family loved it. Thanks for sharing such a great and easy recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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Refer back to the recipe. You do not use an entire cup of salt all at once for the chicken. It is a separate recipe for her House Seasoning. Once you make her House Seasoning you would only use an appropriate amount to season the chicken, then store the rest (for up to 6-months) to flavor other meals. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Next time dip the chicken in the flour mixture first, then the egg, then back in the flour mixture. Good luck!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yes that works well, we double dip it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
she meant malt liquor but didnt want to be offensive item not reviewed by moderator and published
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This isn't spicy at all, despite adding 1 cup of of hot sauce. Unless you are going to soak the chicken in hot sauce overnight, it will not retain the spicy flavor. It adds great overall flavor, but does not make it spicy. I added one cup of buttermilk to the eggs and hot sauce and it was delish! item not reviewed by moderator and published

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