a little bit of chicken fried

Fried chicken: the quintessential southern food. Just like the Zac Brown Band sings…

“You know I like my chicken fried
A cold beer on a Friday night
A pair of jeans that fit just right
And the radio up.”

I didn’t fry one bit of this actually. My mom did (I feel like that increases the “southern-ness). In fact, she spent 2 1/2 hours frying this mega-pan of chicken for my brother’s 19th man-folk birthday party. Happy Birthday:)

She used this huge electric skillet and a whole lotta oil. Oil…it’s kind of just a fact of life when you are frying. This amount fed about 15 people (13 of whom are college boys) with a gallon bag leftover.

1 bag (about 6-8lbs) of frozen (thawed) skinless boneless chicken breasts and

1 bag of frozen (thawed) thighs, both cut in to finger-food size pieces

Bowl of all-purpose flour (3ish cups)-seasoned with garlic salt, celery salt, pepper, seasoning salt

heat vegetable oil to 400 degrees, about 1/2 in deep in the electric skillet

dredge chicken in the flour mixture

cook on the first side until crispy-about 10-15 minutes

when it’s golden brown, flip for another 10-15 minutes until golden brown

Once it’s golden brown all the way around and crispy, set the chicken on a paper towel-lined  plate to soak up the excess grease and re-salt to make sure it is well-seasoned. Keep warm in a 250 degree oven, covered with foil.






About thegypsycook

I'm a 22 year old who just graduated college and moved to Dallas to look for a job and help out my 75(!)year-old cousin. I'm a type 1 diabetic runner and I love being in the kitchen-cooking, baking, cleaning.
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One Response to a little bit of chicken fried

  1. rebekah says:

    the only thing i would change about your fried chicken is to soak it in buttermilk before you cook it. it makes the chicken so moist and tender!! oh yeah, and where’s the gravy??? 🙂 looks good!

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