Extra-Crispy Traditional Fried Chicken

Prep Time 20 min
Cook Time 30 Min
Servings 4 to 6 servings
Difficulty Easy

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tbsps. salt
  • 1 1/2 tsps. pepper
  • 3/4 tsp. paprika
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3 lbs. bone-in chicken thighs and drumsticks
  • Crisco® Pure Vegetable Oil

Directions

  • Step 1

    COMBINE flour, salt, pepper and paprika in medium bowl. Whisk eggs in separate medium bowl.

  • Step 2

    ADD chicken to flour mixture, 1 to 2 pieces at a time, turning to coat completely. Using tongs, dip in eggs to coat. Return to flour mixture, turning to coat completely. Let stand on wire rack 10 minutes to set coating.

  • Step 3

    HEAT 1/2-inch deep oil or melted shortening in 12-inch skillet over medium heat to 350°F. Add chicken and cook, uncovered, 8 minutes. Turn chicken. Cook an additional 9 to 11 minutes or until deep golden brown and internal temperature reaches 180°F, turning chicken during the last few minutes for even browning. Drain on paper towels.

  • Step 4

    EXTRA CRISPY BUTTERMILK FRIED CHICKEN: Combine 3 cups buttermilk and 2 teaspoons salt in large resealable plastic bag. Add chicken. Seal bag and turn to coat chicken. Chill several hours or overnight, turning bag occasionally. Drain chicken; pat dry with paper towels. Prepare as instructed above.

Serving size
(1/4 of recipe)

  • Calories 730
  • Calories from Fat390g
  • Total Fat 45g
  • Saturated Fat 9g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 280mg
  • Sodium 2150mg
  • Potassium 0mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 28g
  • Dietary Fiber 1g
  • Sugars 0g
  • Protein 53g
  • Vitamin A 0%
  • Vitamin C 0%
  • Vitamin D 0%
  • Calcium 0%
  • Thiamin 0%
  • Niacin 0%
  • Zinc 0%
  • Riboflavin 0%
  • Iron 0%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet