Photo: Jason Wallis; Styling: Missie Neville Crawford 
Hands-on Time
20 Mins
Total Time
20 Mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 2 thighs)

This simple recipe is a revelation: It tastes as good as the old-school, supersavory chicken you'd get in a bucket.

How to Make It

Combine chicken and egg in a shallow dish; toss to coat. Combine flour, 1/4 teaspoon salt, garlic powder, and next 3 ingredients (through red pepper) in a shallow dish; dredge chicken in flour mixture. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add chicken; cook 5 minutes on each side or until browned and done. Drain chicken on a plate lined with paper towels. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt; top with hot sauce.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

Not enough oil to get the job done.

September 02, 2016
I made this as written and had high hopes based on the reviews.  I kept wondering how am I going to fry 8 chicken thighs with 1 1/2 TBSP of oil?  I couldn't.  The oil disappeared quickly with the first batch of 3 thighs and then the chicken started to burn.  I had to keep adding oil throughout the process but ended up with 8 burnt chicken thighs.  And I even kept the burner at medium heat instead of medium-high.

steponme's Review

October 20, 2014
Haven't had fried chicken in a loooong time; this was delicious and worth the splurge;-). Served with the creamed corn from same issue, and wilted spinach; delish. Oh, didn't need the hot sauce.

daneanp's Review

September 06, 2014
Great take on "fried" chicken. I put the dry ingredients in a ziplock bag and shook the chicken in it to save on dishes. Served this tonight with a corn and black bean salad. Perfect summer dinner.

DeniseA's Review

June 23, 2014
Followed recipe exactly. Flavor was excellent. Chicken was moist. Will definitely make this again.

westlick7's Review

March 08, 2014
I cooked the chicken in our cast iron skillet and they came out crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. The flavor was delicious and it went so well with our favorite hot sauce. It was very quick to put prep and cook, which makes it a great meal for a night you do not have a whole lot of time to cook with.

Acurl12's Review

February 23, 2014

Whygal's Review

February 13, 2014
WOW!!! Easy, delicious, and low in calories--perfect combo. Made it exactly as written. Will make again. Served it with the creamed corn recipe which is in the same issue--great dinner.

sukeedog's Review

February 08, 2014

I82MUCH's Review

February 05, 2014
This was easy to make and tasted so good - I can't believe how low in calories it is, too.

angelack's Review

February 02, 2014
really easy way to make a fried chicken. i chopped up three boneless breasts into little bites then breaded and cooked per the recipe. perfect for watching a certain popular football game that's on TV tonight. breading ran short, similar to other reviews, so i would make 2x the breading next time.