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Southern Fried Chicken

Yield 8 servings


  • 2 (3- to 3 1/2-pound) broiler-fryers, cut up
  • 2 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • Vegetable oil

How to Make It

  1. Rub chicken pieces with 1 teaspoon salt; set aside.

  2. Combine flour, baking powder, and remaining 1 teaspoon salt in a plastic or paper bag; shake to mix well. Place 2 or 3 pieces of chicken in bag; shake well. Repeat procedure with remaining chicken.

  3. Heat 3 to 4 inches of oil to 375°; add chicken, and fry until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.

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