Crispy Fried Chicken
(Last Updated On: July 22, 2021)

Crispy Fried Chicken
Prep: 30 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total Prep:
50 minutes
Servings: 6

Crispy Fried Chicken makes for perfect picnicking. It’s all delicious any time of the year! Serve macaroni and cheese, watermelon, or your favorite side dishes!


3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tablespoons garlic salt
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 tablespoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 egg yolks, beaten
1 1/2 cups beer or water
1-quart vegetable oil for frying
1 three pounds whole chicken, cut up


In a medium bowl, mix 3 cups flour, garlic salt, 1 tablespoon pepper, paprika, and poultry seasoning.

Using a separate bowl, mix 1 1/3 cups flour, salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, yolks, and beer or water. Thin the batter with additional beer if it is too thick.

Heat oil in a deep-fryer to 350 degrees.

Dampen chicken with water, then coat with the dry mix. Tap off the excess and dip into the batter. Coat with dry ingredients once more.

Place chicken gently into the hot oil.

Fry 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown. Cooking time will vary depending on the size of the pieces. Remove fried chicken from the oil to drain on paper towels.

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