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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Too much salt in the house seasoning.  We are not huge salt fans and will cut it in half.  Other than that, turned out pretty well. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My 60 year old brother said this was the best fried chicken he had ever eaten, and he has eaten a lot of fried chicken in his life.  This is my fried chicken recipe from now on.  Very good!<div><br /></div> item not reviewed by moderator and published
Fabulous and easy recipe with delicious results...even good out of the refrigerator the next day.<br /> item not reviewed by moderator and published
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
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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
My husband liked it even though I rolled the chicken in the house seasoning....oops...a bit salty! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Good grief people! The House Seasoning is the recipe for House Seasoning not what you add to the flour for dredging. Have some common sense. Now that's out of the way this is an amazing fried chicken recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The house seasoning House Seasoning: 1 cup salt 1/4 cup black pepper 1/4 cup garlic powder Is made and stored, you don't use the whole thing on one recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Just marvelous! I had to adjust the heat when I entered a new batch but love the hint of hot sauce! item not reviewed by moderator and published
It is inedible. ONE CUP of salt is way too much. It will be thrown out. item not reviewed by moderator and published
DO NOT OVER SEASON! It is a seasoning, not a rub. There will be plenty left over for later use. This is the best fried chicken I have ever had. I have tried many fried chicken recipes from food network including Alton Brown's. They were over complicated and tasted just OK. I started buying fried chicken from the deli in my super market, yuk. After buying some that had been in the warmer for over 6 hours, I had to find another recipe, and this is the one, a true keeper. The chicken is moist, and seasoned perfect inside and out. The hot sauce adds just the right amount of flavor, but is not hot at all. The self rising flour makes it come out crispy, crunchy, and golden brown. Winner, winner, chicken dinner! I will never buy fried chicken again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
it was a bit too salty, but the fried chicken was so perfect and juicy inside. i actually used boneless skinless breasts and it was great. 2 thumbs up! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very best fried chicken I've ever made! Thank you Paula! For a city girl from Chicago I was able to please my Texas born husband and son finally - after several years of trying! For those who thought this was too salty.........the house seasoning mixture is really just a basic recipe for now and future use. Use it to season as you would anything - you should have a lot left over! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made it gluten free for my Celiac husband; used King Arthur's all purpose GF flour and it was outstanding. Thank you, Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This turn out awesome! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Just didn't like it that much. Followed the directions. By the time the chicken was fully cooked, the breading was way too hard. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great fried chicken! I cant believe the people that over salted are even allowed in the kitchen. Come on folks we are not salting cod to ship to England. Lol item not reviewed by moderator and published
A family favorite!! I use deboned chicken thighs for even cooking and specially for the kids too. A very basic but tasty recipe and Miss Dean left us room to be creative;-) item not reviewed by moderator and published
Only one star for misspelling in the recipe: it's "dark meat takes longer" THAN not then, which refers to an earlier point in time! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Way way way too salty. Cut down on the salt or go very sparingly. Otherwise it is very easy and probably good if you cut way down on the salt. Could not even eat it. We had to pull off the crust to eat the chicken and you could still taste salt. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Bland... this recipe is quite clearly for those with a very poor palate. When I noticed that the only flavourings were hot sauce and garlic I thought it would be bland, and I was right. No herbs, no spices, just bland flavours with some flavourless flour to create a bland, boring dish. I seasoned to taste with the house seasoning because I'm familiar with recipes, but it should say "season to taste" specifically. I know it's common sense, but this is a recipe with instructions, not a few bullet points to use common sense with. People who aren't familiar with recipes or cooking won't be using common sense, they'll be following the recipe, so it should have clear instructions. Looking at the other recipes this woman has made it's clear she is a poor cook and recipe maker with an even poorer palate... I wouldn't give this a 1 out of 10...maybe a 0.25 out of ten to be nice. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is my go to fried chicken recipe. I love fried chicken. My wife says if you cut me open fried chicken would come out. Paula Deen's version is very simple and good. I also use sriracha in place of hot sauce for this recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great, simple but delicious fried chicken! I soaked the chicken in the egg hot sauce mixer, and added the house seasoning to the flour mixer. Family loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good. I also like smoked sausage but it is hard to keep lit. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Oh my! What a great recipe! It was easy and super duper tasty. I mixed the salt, pepper, and garlic powder in the flour mixture and this was absolutely delicious!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good fried chicken recipe! The comments from those who don't know how to read directions and think that any recipe for fried chicken would call for a cup of salt should be on comedy central's website.. LOL!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is an excellent recipe. A simple solution to the house seasoning problem is to amend the recipe to say "sprinkle each piece with the house seasoning." Not everyone who comes here is an experienced cook or chef. They come for the recipes and to learn! Also when I printed the recipe all the hyperlinks for the defined (red highlight) terms printed which was annoying when trying to read the recipe. Did anyone else have this problem? item not reviewed by moderator and published
Really good Chicken.... item not reviewed by moderator and published
Just made this for dinner and it was amazing! Crispy, Juicy, and flavorful NOT salty. The reviews on how people said it was so salty is freaking hilarious, clearly the house seasoning directions say: Mix ingredients together and store in an airtight container for up to 6 months, wouldn't you automatically think WOW there will be a lot left over if it last up to 6 mths!!! Common sense people item not reviewed by moderator and published
oh my this is tasty item not reviewed by moderator and published
Classic! This is the first Paula Deen receipe I've ever tried and she nailed it! Not only does the chicken taste great, the texture of the coating is perfect. I double-dipped each piece in the egg and flour mixtures to get more crust and it worked out great. I've been trying to make a decent fried chicken for over 40 years. Finally got it right! Paula Deen is my new hero! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just spoke to Paula, and yes when preparing the seasoning its use is for multiple dishes. She said that you can not store left over seasoning if all is used for one dish. Season to your taste and don't be stupid and drench your dish with it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Hi Paula, I was so excited to try your southern fried chicken recipe, but it turned out way too salty. Is there a typo that says you need 1 cup of salt? item not reviewed by moderator and published
OK, this is way too funny to pass up. Numerous people have given a low rating because "It's way too salty" These people (You know who you are) are making the "House Seasoning" and pouring it all on the chicken. Come on, have some common sense. The seasoning is to use for the next year on all kinds of things. Just sprinkle on enough to make it taste great. And yes, it tastes great. Don't let the hot sauce scare you, in the end it's pretty mild. Awesome recipe, thanks Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
WAY TO MUCH SALT &amp; PEPPER!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I come from a long line of southern cooks and this is the best tasting fried chicken I have ever made. I followed the recipe exactly and used a deep cast iron skillet on high to keep the temperature up. It is important not to crowd the skillet so you don't lose heat. I love this particular recipe also because it is so simple; no soaking in butter milk or other silly secrets to souther fried chicken, bla, bla, bla. It is quick and easy and scrumptious. My grandson ate six pieces! item not reviewed by moderator and published
You obviously don't use ALL of the house seasoning. It says you can store for up to six months. Many recipes have you make a seasoning and then just use a little bit because it's near impossible to make the desired amount. You would have to measure in fractions of teaspoons. If you dumped an entire cup of salt on your chicken, you're as dumb as a box of rocks. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have not made this yet, am wondering if anyone has used a deep fryer to fry, also the amount of comments of people who used an entire cup of salt to season the chicken with is ABSURD. are you sure you should be cooking if you truly would dump an entire cup of salt into a recipe?? item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the worst chicken i have ever eaten! It tasted like a salt lick. "House Seasoning: 1 cup salt" they need to cut down the salt,by A LOT!!!!! I wasted an entire package of chicken because of their house seasoning. item not reviewed by moderator and published
of course its more than tasty its delicious my and my family are enjoying item not reviewed by moderator and published
Holy smokes. The drumsticks in particular are off the charts. I liked getting sloppy with the flour, having a little extra on when I put 'em in the oil. Extra crispy! The cooking smell doesn't have the same crack-like essence of KFC, but man--the next morning the flavor is still haunting me. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I typically can not fry chicken correctly! But this was the best batch of chicken I have ever cooked! My husband said it taste better than KFC and my daughter liked it as well!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Here is a video clip of this recipe on how much house seasoning to put on. It also mentions that you should let this house seasoning set on the chicken for a while... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDtsX-aDO5E item not reviewed by moderator and published
DELICIOUS! Juicy! Best eve my home! I seasoned the chicken and flour as I'd normally and then made the dredge and I think the hot sauce just made it sooooo great! The chicken didn't make it to the table! Everyone stood around and ate it as I coked! Since the chicken disappeared so quickly I had to find more food to cooks. I had some catfish fillets and chopped it up seasoned it dipped it in the dredge and used the remaining flur and fried it up! WOW! It was WONDERFUL TOO! Now everyone i full and the sides have not been touched! Can't wait to make this again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'll be making this tomorrow but I have to say that these reviews made me laugh! I can't believe people used all of the seasoning in a single recipe. So funny! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Guys, YOU DON'T ADD THE ENTIRE BATCH OF HOUSE SEASONING!!!!!!!!!!! House Seasoning recipe is for you to put together and store and use it for any of Paula Deens Recipe a pinch, teaspoon or Tablespoon. If you do as it sais and just used a little bit this is one of the best Southern Fried Chicken Recipe@@@@@@@@@ item not reviewed by moderator and published
I DID PRETTY good for my 1st time and thank u kate clifton i read yr review about too much salt so used less . it was perfect my husband loved it . item not reviewed by moderator and published
This chicken looked and smelled great! My family couldn't wait to start eating, but this ended up being EXTREMELY salty. I could practically feel my blood pressure rising after eating 2 legs. I will be reducing the salt significantly the next time I make this! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Definitely the best Fried Chicken I've ever had :) You'll never want KFC again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have been searching for a fried chicken recipe for a long time. I finally found this one, and it's fantastic!! I made this for my family the other night, and every piece was gone. So flavorful and crispy. Thanks Paula for a great recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I loved this chicken. It reminds me of the chick filet chicken and I plan to put a left over chicken breast on a piece of provolone cheese for a great sandwich. I miss seeing Paula and her family I wish you all would bring her back. She is such a wonderful cook. item not reviewed by moderator and published
AMAZING!!!!!! Fried chicken was always a struggle for me, so I tried this recipe on a whim. Let me tell you…this chicken was the best homed chicken I ever had. Each batched was golden brown, juicy and flavorful. I was hesitant to using hot sauce, but it was on point and not spicy at all. This is a keeper and something I'll pass on to my children! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wow way way way too salty! Next time I will add some salt (not a cup) to the flour and some seasoning...and fry for at least 16 minutes for dark meat...such a disappointment! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I&amp;#39;ve been using this recipe for a while and it is always great. On a side note: I am cracking up at just the thought of some people using ALL of the house seasoning. REALLY? item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was simple, delicious, and my children Loved it!! My husband said it was the best fried chicken he had! Its funny reading other people&amp;#39;s comments though, a 1/2 cup of salt for a pound of two or chicken is insanity! I don&amp;#39;t even use that much salt when I make a 15 pound turkey at Thanksgiving....lol I just used about 1 Tbs of salt and a little less than a 1/2 Tbs of pepper and garlic powder. It took about 30-35 minutes for my large chicken legs to cook through. Next time I think I will use a little cayenne pepper in the dry rub and in the flour mixture because this recipe wasn&amp;#39;t spicy enough for my family. Also I did not have self-rising flour so I mixed 1 cup of flour with 1 1/2 tsp baking powder and 1/4 tsp of salt. Yummy!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Just a input. I see some say that the chicken was too salty. Per the directions, you prepare the seasoning mix and store up to 6 months. You are not suppose to add all or even half the seasoning. It is a seasoning mix to use for this recipe and for future recipes. You only add some of the mixture to season the chicken. The morale of this post, please don&amp;#39;t add all the seasoning, or yes you will have overly salty fried chicken. Hope this helps. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I agree with other reviewers the chicken was way to salty! Besides the amount of salt in the house seasoning everything else was wonderful. The chicken was very crispy and had a wonderful breading. I think it could use a it more kick to it but the kick may have been there just over powered by the salt. I used half of what it called for the salt in the house seasoning and it was still to salty. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the quintessential southern fried chicken recipe. I always bought fry mix because, I never got the results I wanted. Well never again.The secret is the self rising flour. This chicken fried up so crispy. I also kept the chicken cold in the fridge because, I was told colder chicken stays juicier...I added some of the season salt I had on hand directly to the flour before shaking it.I served this with stewed potatoes and butter beans. A perfect supper and I will definately serve this again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
It&amp;#39;s delicious and easy to make. I never knew how to fry chicken before but now I do it all the time with boneless chicken breasts and boneless pork chops too! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The chicken fried up nice and crispy, the flavor of the meat was delicious, and the directions were very easy to follow. HOWEVER, WAY TOO SALTY!! The House Seasoning directions must have a typo in the amount of salt to put in the recipe. Holy smokes! We had to take the skin off to enjoy it, which is kind of a bummer when crispy fried chicken was the highlight tonight. I want to make this again but need suggestions for the amount of salt to use. item not reviewed by moderator and published
first time I made fried chicken and it was a hit with my family. they loved it. thank you. item not reviewed by moderator and published
A yummy, easy, must-try recipe! Amazing crispiness and flavor. Instead of premixing the seasoning ingredients (salt, pepper, and garlic powder, I seasoned each piece of chicken with each ingredient individually before coating with the egg/sauce. This way, I could control the amount of salt that I used. Awesome recipe! Thanks again, Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Looks yummy! I will make this for my husband for sure! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great Fried Chicken !!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good! We made chicken breasts and wings. the time for the breast was longer because of their size. Also used Frank's hot sauce... love the stuff. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm born and raised southern and believe it or not, at 35, this was my first time making fried chicken. My husband requested it as a part of his birthday meal. This was a FABULOUS recipe! So much easier than I thought it would be as well. It did take a little longer than posted to cook, but the finished result looked and tasted amazing! Thanks, now I am an official southerner! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was the first time I made fried chicken. The instructions were simple to follow. Tasted excellent! Even my picky kids loved it and asked for me to make it again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The hot sauce makes this recipe, brilliant. I do like to brine the chicken first, I soak the chicken in a mixture of water, salt, and MSG for about an hour in the refrigerator, turning a couple of times, then allow to dry on some paper towels. I also double coat - flour then egg mixture then flour again, and let it sit in the refrigerator another hour to let the coating set. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great flavor, but it's going to take at least 24-30 minutes at 350 to cook the chicken all the way through, even at room temperature. You can also use Emerils Essence instead of the "house" seasoning. It's a lot better. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent. Have tossed all my other recipes because this one stands far above all the others that I have tried. Agree with the other review that thought it was better than KFC. Yes, it is and it also is very good leftover, unlike KFC. I used an electric skillet instead of a deep pot/deep frying ? I have a feeling that the person who wrote WAY to salty might have used the entire recipe for the house seasoning...just sprinkle to taste on the pieces and save the rest for another time. Directions are not very clear on that. Self rising flour is a must, that is the key to this recipe turning out nice and crispy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
On her video Paula suggests to bring the oil to 375 degrees, then it drops to 350 after the chicken is added. Do the legs and thighs first, then 5 minutes later add the breasts. (15 min total . When peanut oil is cooled a bit, strain thru cheesecloth and store in cool dark place. Should keep about 3 months. Remember to use self-rising flour. ( 1 C regular flour + 1/2 t. salt + 1 1/2 t. baking powder. Delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe would have been good, but it was WAY too salty!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the 6th review for Paula I think and Hope the Network reads this one. Sorry I think this is the Fried Chicken that I make. With the hot sauce. I'm sure the other is good too this has more kick which I like. 780 reviews with a five star rating, I would say that I'm not the only one that loves it. Yes this may be one of the recipes the network was talking about when they were the complaining about her recipes not being healthy. I cook fried chicken only about once every 2 or 3 months so when I do go to all that trouble I want it to be the best. Which is why I go to Paula. Her recipes are not always for everyday cooking but for those very special times in our lives when we want the best or to treat ourselves or someone special to us with that "old my goodness you made this for me" times in our lives. This is when most people look to Paula's recipes. It is sad to think that the network would not understand that. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Served my husband this evening. Not a big chicken fan. He went absolute nuts saying it was the best chicken he ever ate...including KFC!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the best fried chicken recipe we have ever eaten. I used coconut oil to fry it in. It is wonderful and my husband and friends rant about it. Best fried chicken ever item not reviewed by moderator and published
Outstanding!!!! I added some garlic powder and paprika to the flour as well. I also double dipped it in the texas pete mixture and flour so that it had extra thick and crispy crust... so good and flavorful. I have made Bobby Flay's fried chicken recipe a couple of times, Paula has him beat on flavor all the way!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I tried this for the first time and made a big mistake. I followed all the directions, but I didn't have enough oil to deep fry. So I filled half up and rotated sides as I fried. I finished it off in the oven. That is where I went wrong...putting it in the oven. Half was crispy (it was excellent and the other half ended up getting a bit soggy. Leftovers were disappointing for my family. Again, it was completely my fault. The flavors where all there and I am sure that if I deep fried it would have been amazing!! Trying again soon. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Amazing! I have made this several times and every time it has been great! Thanks Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I had never fried chicken with self-rising flour ... which is probably the reason why my fried chicken turned out a smidge heavy and bland. But this! This was absolutely DELICIOUS!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yummy! I made 4 thighs last night and it came out PERFECT! This recipe made me want to register just so I can rate this review.Yummy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Amazing! I made this for my family and it was super delicious. I made the seasoning and put it in an old spice container and shook it lightly over the chicken. It came out perfect. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was good chicken. Just a note, some people seem confused by the directions. I took the directions to mean that you season the chicken with the House Seasoning, not dip it in the salt. That could be why others are finding it too salty. My other suggestion would be to actually use a deep fryer instead of a skillet. I know some were concerned about the hot sauce but you hardly notice it. The chicken is not spicy at all. I liked the recipe and would make it again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
There is definitely a reason this recipe has the great reviews. It's easily as good as the best fried chicken I've had at restaurants and not too difficult to prepare. I listened to other reviewers and went light on the house seasoning. (it can definitely make the chicken too salty if your not careful and should be used sparingly I also used Crisco in lieu of the peanut oil just to mix it up. There is no hot added from the hot sauce and the chicken only gets a tangy quality from it. Six of us ate this chicken and everyone raved. Try it. You won't be disappointed. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Hands down the perfect fried chicken....finally. I have tried all recipes and this is the best. Simple and easy. The key is basic salt, pepper, garlic powder and to boot; the cake flour makes the best crust. My entire family enjoyed this and this will be my staple, go to fried chicken....thanks Paula. item not reviewed by moderator and published
best fried chicken ever!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have never, repeat, never made good fried chicken until I tried this recipe. I'm gonna do this with chicken tenders tomorrow just to see if I can! Use common sense when seasoning. Please, don't put a cup of salt on a pound of chicken. I beg you. There's also a video posted on here from one of her shows showing how to apply the seasoning and the process for creation. Might be worth a look for people who, like me, were perplexed on how to get great results from such an easy process. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was very crispy and tasty and moist, however, the amount of salt was totally ridiculous. I used double the amount of chicken and 1/2 the amount of salt and the salt still burned my mouth. Salt it to taste and the recipe will be a winner. Will try it again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Everyone who didn't like it said that it was too salty...what did y'all do coat the chicken in the season mixture...you were only supposed to season it a little, the lady who used butermilk instead of egg, um the recipe didn't ask for buttermild there for you should not be complaining item not reviewed by moderator and published
Just made this recipe last night and my family loved it. I was concerned that the hot sauce might be a little too spicy for my 8 yr old granddaughter but I followed the recipe to the letter and she LOVED it! This recipe is now in my rotation and I will use it again and again. I didn't mix the house seasoning in a jar (probably won't use it that much I just SPRINKLED my chicken with salt, pepper and garlic powder and I used my deep fryer to cook it. I used all legs and it took 14 minutes with my deep fryer set at 365. I had to cook it in two batches so I just kept the cooked chicken warm in the oven. It was so crispy and delicious and so easy! Thank you Paula for ANOTHER great recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
So yummy! We use boneless, skinless chicken and it's fantastic. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was really really good and I will definitely keep this on my recipe list. item not reviewed by moderator and published
There is nothing at all wrong with this recipe and the instructions are VERY clear. The previous reviewer very clearly didn't read them and so they shouldn't expect it to turn out. There is no actual amount of the house seasoning, as you just sprinkle it over the meat BEFORE you dip it in the egg. Surely we all know how to sprinkle seasoning over food! Surely you don't empty your jar of salt just because you have a jar of salt! Geez, I hate it when people complain about the silliest things. In any case, I love this recipe and have made it dozens of times. Many thanks Paula! It's a fantastic 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
<span>It's for the House Seasoning, not the chicken. You're not supposed to use all of it! If you don't want to make a big batch of seasoning, just sprinkle the chicken with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.</span> 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
Review her recipe and not the website's suggestions. The chicken is great - you can drink whatever you want. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Smoked paprika item not reviewed by moderator and published
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
You don't use the entire batch of house seasoning!! You sprinkle it on &amp; save the rest for use in another recipe or five. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It never ceases to amaze me that people are that ignorant. Who puts the whole recipe of house seasoning in one recipe. Obviously they are horrible cooks! item not reviewed by moderator and published
It sounds like your oil wasn't at the right temperature. I would recommend investing in a candy thermometer to ensure the oil is at the correct temperature to evenly cook your chicken. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Reread the recipe; it clearly does NOT state how much of the "house seasoning" to use in this particular recipe. Think of new cooks and people who generally just follow a recipe and are not paying full attention. I noticed it immediately and won't touch it; Carla Hall's Fried Chicken recipe is the bomb. (From The Chew.) I cannot believe FN would let this hang out there with it being incomplete and all. item not reviewed by moderator and published
-it says season with house seasoning- when a recipes says season with salt and pepper it doesn't tell you how much-this is basic common sense- who is going to use a whole cup of salt on anything. if you read the house seasoning says store in container for 6 months item not reviewed by moderator and published
Really? item not reviewed by moderator and published
how PETTY!!!!!!!!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
John 8:7 ---- While you (lolapruneau) are studying the English language, we will be licking our fingers from this great Chicken recipe! LOL (Way to go Jeyky and barbranne!) item not reviewed by moderator and published
Are you kidding? You gave a recipe a bad review because of a typo? Give me a break! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Don't judge others just because they sin differently than you. This statement can apply to anything. item not reviewed by moderator and published
One star to you for lack of common sense. You likely threw the entire batch of House Seasoning in the flour mixture too, no? item not reviewed by moderator and published
I still have most of the seasoning mix left over, I did sprinkle over the chicken before dipping in flour and egg mixtures. i have learned to go VERY sparingly with the seasoning the next time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
You weren't suppose to use all the seasoning. Just enough to season the chicken and you keep the rest for later. That's why it says "store in an airtight container for up to 6 months" item not reviewed by moderator and published
The recipe should have stated exactly how many tbsp or tsp of the "house seasoning" to use, then you keep the rest for later use. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Exactly. Who uses a "cup" of salt for anything !? This is not a good recipe ingredient measurement in absolutely no way for anyone. item not reviewed by moderator and published
WOW. The seasoning mix was to "season" the chicken. I can't believe the number of people who used all the mix. You need more than the food network to help you in the kitchen. Good luck. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Please excuse typos :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
lolapruneau is watching item not reviewed by moderator and published
Exactly item not reviewed by moderator and published
Exactly item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yes, same problem. I updated Java &amp; re-booted and then it was ok! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I like your tact. Very good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
great idea to double dip item not reviewed by moderator and published
Honey it sounds like you used the ENTIRE recipe for the house seasoning. That was just for long term future usage, not to be used entirely with this recipe. You were only supposed to used a couple of sprinklings for the chicken to season. The recipe for the house seasoning was just there to tell you how to make it. I'm sure other Paula Deen recipes use that mixture which is why it is provided. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I went back and reread the recipe about the house seasoning. It is very unclear and should be edited to correct. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Totally agree! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I think if you have watched Paula you know how she uses the house seasoning. The recipe is very unclear and should be updated for those who don't know about the house seasoning. I went back and reread and it does read like the folks that have mistaken. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Ummm Maybe because you're suppose to season to taste. It clearly says store House seasoning for up to six months. SMH item not reviewed by moderator and published
Umm.... You're supposed to make the house seasoning and store it in a container and use it as needed.... you should have sprinkled teaspooon or so of it onto the chicken to season it, no recipe would ever call for an entire cup of salt. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Lol, not sure I would have admitted that, but I have done worse. Use like you would a supermarket container of seasoned salt. Sprinkle on chicken, to taste, then reserve the rest of the batch for use with other dishes. It's a good multi-purpose mixture. item not reviewed by moderator and published
And I definitely did not use all of the house seasoning. item not reviewed by moderator and published
You failed to properly read the recipe. I never said to use all the salt, or even to add the salt to the flour. That amount of salt is meant to make the house seasoning. The seasoning is not all to be used at once. You are only meant to season the raw chicken with a small amount of the seasoning and store the rest for later. item not reviewed by moderator and published
seriously? item not reviewed by moderator and published
I cant believe that people dont know that it's up to you how much seasoning to add to your food when a chef gives you a recipe for a seasoning blend. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this recipe and had to throw it all out and not because I added an entire cup of salt. I sprinkled it on. However, I have never made fried chicken or fried anything before and obviously sprinkled too much. All this could have been avoided if she simply said sprinkle a tsp of seasoning on ea piece or to taste! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was thinking the exact same thing. Who in their right mind would use that much salt on a pound or two of chicken! LMAO item not reviewed by moderator and published
people don't know how to read directions. I wonder how they cook without directions. eek! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I probably don't use that much salt in a year item not reviewed by moderator and published

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