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I am not sure that I could name even one person who does not absolutely love crispy fried Chicken. This recipe for the Best Southern Fried Chicken Batter is one to keep handy at all times!

This Southern Battered Chicken recipe is the best one I have come across anywhere. Use this recipe for Chicken at picnics, parties, or potluck dinners.

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This Southern Fried Chicken Batter is easy to make, does not require any special equipment, and is even kid friendly. This means you can recruit them to help make the Chicken, especially if you have a lot to make.

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This batter combines the perfect matchup of seasonings in a simple two-step process that will give you Southern Fried Chicken to rival the best restaurants.

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Why should I make this recipe?

If you love fried Chicken as much as I do, this is the recipe that is going to give you chicken that tastes even better than the Colonel’s Special Recipe! The recipe is easy to follow, takes just a few ingredients, is kid friendly, and tastes great! The chicken comes out super crispy, with tender and juicy meat.

Is there a secret to making the best-fried chicken?

Yes, there is a secret! It is the coating and the seasoning that is used. This blend of spices is going to enhance the flavor of the chicken, not cover it up.

Variations

You can add Cayenne Pepper to the flour to give the Southern Fried Chicken a kick of heat. You could also add different spices or herbs to the flour mix, such as Rosemary or Thyme. For a tangy twist, add a teaspoon or two of Apple Cider Vinegar to the egg mixture.

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What is fried chicken batter made of? (ingredients)

  • Boneless skinless chicken breasts cut in half lengthwise
  • All-purpose flour
  • Garlic powder
  • Chili powder
  • Paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Milk
  • Large eggs
  • Soy sauce
  • Oil for frying

How do you make crispy fried chicken batter?

Step 1. Add the flour, garlic powder, chili powder, paprika, and salt and pepper to a Ziploc bag.

Close the bag and shake to combine well.

Step 2. Place the chicken in the bag and shake to coat.

Place the chicken in the bag and shake to coat.

Step 3. In a bowl, whisk together the milk, egg, and soy sauce.

Wish everything together.

Wish everything together.

Step 4. Remove the chicken from the Ziploc bag, and dip it into the egg mixture.

dip into the egg mixture.

Then place it back into the bag to coat it once again.

place it back into the bag to coat it once again.

Step 5. Heat a few inches of cooking oil in a deep-sided skillet over medium-high heat on the stove.

Step 6. Add the chicken to the heated skillet and fry evenly on both sides until the chicken has reached an internal temperature of at least 165 degrees.

Add the chicken to the heated skillet and fry evenly on both sides until the chicken has reached an internal temperature of at least 165 degrees.

Step 7. Let the chicken drain on a paper towel-lined plate before serving.

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Best Southern Fried Chicken Batter

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6
This Best Southern Fried Chicken Batter is my favorite thing to make when it comes to frying chicken! It’s very easy to prepare! The result was outstanding! Let's get frying!
4.52 from 39 votes

Ingredients 

  • 3 Boneless skinless chicken breasts cut in half lengthwise
  • 2 C. All purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp. Garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp. Chili powder
  • 1 tsp. Paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 C. Milk
  • 2 Large eggs
  • 1 Tbsp. Soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. Soy sauce
  • Oil for frying
  • Oil for frying

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Instructions

  • Add the flour, garlic powder, chili powder, paprika and salt and pepper to a Ziploc bag. Close the bag and shake to combine well.
  • Place the chicken in the bag and shake to coat.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the milk, egg and soy sauce.
  • Remove the chicken from the Ziploc bag, dip into the egg mixture, and then place back into the bag to coat once again.
  • Heat a few inches of cooking oil in a deep sided skillet over medium high heat on the stove.
  • Add the chicken to the heated skillet and fry evenly on both sides until the chicken has reached an internal temperature of at least 165 degrees.
  • Let the chicken drain on a paper towel lined plate before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 328kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 116mg | Sodium: 325mg | Fiber: 2g
Author: Marta

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How should I store this chicken?

Once the Best Southern Fried Chicken has cooled to room temperature, you can place it in an airtight container. You can then store the chicken in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Can I reheat this Southern Fried Chicken?

Preheat the oven to 350* and place the chicken on a baking tray. Place it in the oven for 10 to 15 minutes to warm the chicken all through.

Can I store this chicken in the freezer?

You can certainly store the cooked chicken in the freezer. Be sure to cool completely and place it in an airtight container. You can store the chicken for up to 3 months.

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