Best Ever Fried Chicken

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"I found this recipe in a copy of a Taste of Home Magazine. This also works well with gluten-free all-purpose flour. I did make a few changes to the recipe."

Original recipe yields 7 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (302.7 g)
  • Calories 461
  • Total Fat - 12 g
  • Saturated Fat - 3.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 243.9 mg
  • Sodium - 1051.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 34.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.8 g
  • Sugars - 1.1 g
  • Protein - 50.9 g
  • Calcium - 78.3 mg
  • Iron - 3.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 2.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

In a shallow bowl, mix the first 6 ingredients.

Step 2

In a separate shallow bowl, whisk the milk, egg and lemon juice.

Step 3

Coat chicken pieces, one at a time, with the flour mixture; dip into the milk mixture then into the flour mixture once again.

Step 4

In an electric skillet or deep fat fryer, heat oil to 375 degrees.

Step 5

Fry chicken pieces, a few at a time, for 6-10 minutes per side or until chicken juices run clear.

Step 6

Drain on paper towel and enjoy.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


2 Reviews


I made this awhile back and we give it 5 big stars! After flouring up the chicken I let it sit for about 20 minutes so I wouldn't have to worry about the coating falling off in the pan when I fried it. It worked like a charm! The addition of garlic powder and onion powder was a nice touch to the overall flavor of the coating. Great mix of flavors. We will have this again!


review by:
(15 Mar 2018)

Chef shapeweaver

I made this recipe on 3/25/14 as part of mine and my SO's dinner,but most importantly for the " Billboard Tag " in the Games Forum.:)Except for using boneless skinless chicken breasts,this was made exactly as it was written.To get a really extra crispy coating,the chicken was fried in a cast iron skillet. We both thought it was a little bland,so if it's made again all the seasonings but the salt will be doubled.And served with lima beans & Au gratin potatoes,we had a very good meal.I must also say, that I'm pleased to be the first one to rate,review,and photograph this recipe. " Keep Smiling :) "


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(26 Mar 2014)