Basic Fried Chicken Recipe

Try this fried chicken that's so easy to make! This is a perfect pair for the groovy chicken gravy we have shared. Family and friends will surely love this!

Basic Fried Chicken Recipe
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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Fried chicken has always been one of the most common foods served during family gatherings and events. It is very famous and common food in United States, and everywhere else around the world. Multiple fried chicken versions are depending on which country; for instance, people in South Korea tend to fry the chicken twice, then dip it in a sweet and spicy sauce. United States tend to pair the fried chicken with gravy. Wherever you are and whatever you may like, it's no doubt that fried chicken can be made however you prefer. You can pair it with a gravy, sweet and sour sauce, soy sauce, and whatever dip your family may like.

This friend chicken recipe is a basic spin of the fried chicken that you can make at the comfort of your own home. It's very easy to make, easy to follow, no hassle and no extra steps needed. I pair it with a chicken gravy we also shared in this website and everybody in the family loves it.

When is Fried Chicken Typically Served?

Anytime of the day! Some people eat fried chicken as early as during breakfast. Some people prefer it as a lunch or dinner. Others like to indulge in a fried chicken during a midday meal or late-night snacks. No matter what time of day it is, fried chicken is always one of the common foods that you can create easily and can be shared without creating much mess, which is an extra bonus!

Kitchen Utensils You Will Need

When making a fried chicken, basic kitchen utensils are needed such as the following:

  • frying pan
  • mixing bowl
  • cooking tongs
  • thermometer (so you can ensure that the fried chicken is entirely cooked)
  • paper towel (to absorb excess oil)


  • 1/2 kg of chicken drumsticks/thighs
  • 3/4 cup of flour
  • 1 tsp of pepper
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • 1-2 teaspoon of salt
  • 2/3 cup of oil
  • 1 tsp of garlic salt
  • 1/3 cup of cornstarch


  1. Heat oil in a pan in a medium high setting. Tip: Watch the heat and adjust down after cooking for a while, if the oil becomes too hot.

  2. While waiting for the oil to heat, mix the flour, cornstarch, garlic salt, pepper, and salt in a bowl. Set aside your flour mixture.

  3. Whisk the egg in a separate bowl and add a little salt. Set aside.

  4. Wash the chicken pieces thoroughly.

  5. Once the oil is hot, dip the chicken pieces into a bowl of beaten eggs and dredge it to the flour mixture. Make sure to coat evenly.

  6. Put the coated chicken pieces into the pan and cook for approximately 15 minutes, or until it turns golden brown on both sides.

  7. Remove from heat. Place a paper towel on your plate before putting the fried chicken to remove excess oil.

  8. Repeat process until all chicken pieces are cooked.

  9. You can pair this with our recipe for the chicken gravy, it's family's favorite!

    Your fried chicken is ready to be served!