Grandma's recipe for Crispy Southern Fried Chicken always comes out golden and full of flavor. Break out your trusty cast iron skillet to make this fried chicken at home and impress everyone. This old fashioned recipe will give you the best crispy southern fried chicken ever!
|Water||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Milk||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Onion powder||2 Teaspoon|
|Garlic powder||1/2 Teaspoon|
|Black pepper||1/4 Teaspoon|
|Chicken soup base||2 Teaspoon|
|Poultry seasoning||2 Teaspoon|
|Canola oil||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
1. n large plastic container, dissolve 2 tablespoons salt in about 2 cups water. Remove skin from chicken pieces (optional) and place in container. Add more water if necessary to cover chicken. Place lid on container and place in refrigerator for about 1 hour.
2. Pour milk into a bowl. Add egg and beat with fork till fairly smooth and set aside. In another bowl add flour, seasonings and soup base. Mix well with fork. Dredge chicken pieces in flour mixture, then dip in milk and egg mixture. Roll in flour mixture.
3. In a large deep iron skillet add oil to about 1" deep. Heat oil to about 375 degrees and add chicken pieces. You must do this in batches of about two pieces of chicken at a time, so as not to overcrowd your pan. Cook chicken about 7 to 8 minutes per side or until juices run clear. Transfer chicken pieces to serving platter. You may also use a deep fryer set at about 350 degrees. Add only a couple of pieces at a time and cook for about 15 minutes or until juices run clear.
ALTERNATE METHOD: Heat oven to about 400 degrees. In cast iron skillet, brown chicken pieces in hot oil. Transfer chicken pieces to a broiler pan coated well with cooking spray and bake for about 20 minutes or until juices run clear. Remove from oven and transfer to serving platter.
5. Chicken soup base is a moist powder. It's available in the soup/bullion aisle in most grocery stores and it is relatively inexpensive.
6. Serve and enjoy!