Spicy Traditional Fried Chicken

Spicy Traditional Fried Chicken

Tags: Main Course

  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 25 min
  • Ready Time: 45 min
  • Yield: 4 servings


  • 1 cup Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose Flour
  • 2 tablespoons seasoned salt
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons pepper
  • 5 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 1 (3 lb.) package cut up broiler-fryer chicken (8 pieces)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup cayenne pepper sauce
  • 2 cups plain crispy panko bread crumbs
  • Crisco® Pure Vegetable Oil, or your favorite variety of Crisco Oil for frying

Preparation Directions

  • COMBINE flour, seasoned salt, pepper and cayenne pepper in large resealable plastic bag. Seal bag and shake to blend evenly.
  • WHISK eggs and cayenne pepper sauce in shallow bowl until blended. Rinse chicken pieces; pat dry with paper towels. Add chicken pieces to flour mixture, one or two pieces at a time, shaking bag to coat completely. After all 8 chicken pieces are coated, add bread crumbs to remaining flour mixture in bag. Seal bag and shake to blend ingredients. Place crumb mixture in shallow dish.
  • DIP chicken pieces in egg mixture, then into bread crumb mixture to coat. Let stand on wire rack 10 minutes to set coating.
  • HEAT oven to 375°F. Heat 1/2-inch deep oil to 350°F in large skillet over medium heat. Add 2 chicken breast halves and cook, uncovered, over medium heat 4 minutes. Turn chicken and cook an additional 4 minutes or until golden brown. Place chicken breasts on rack in baking pan. Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until internal temperature reads 170°F. Meanwhile, add remaining chicken pieces to hot oil. Cook 6 minutes. Turn and cook an additional 6 minutes. Continue cooking and turning chicken about 3 minutes, until deep golden brown. Remove individual pieces when internal temperature reaches 180°F. Drain on wire rack.

Nutritional Information Per Serving

Calories 0 (Calories from Fat 0), Total Fat 0g (Saturated Fat 0g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 0mg, Total Carbohydrate 0g (Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 0g), Protein 0g; Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 0%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 0%, Iron 0%.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.