Prep Time 15m
Cook Time 40m
Ready Time 55m
Yield 4 servings

  • 3/4 cup Pillsbury BEST™ All Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 (2 1/2 to 3 lbs.) frying chicken, cut up
  • OR 2 1/2 to 3 pounds chicken pieces
  • 1/2 cup Crisco® Pure Vegetable Oil
Preparation Directions
  • Step 1Combine flour, salt and pepper in paper or plastic bag. Add a few pieces of chicken at a time. Shake to coat.
  • Step 2Heat oil to 365ºF in electric skillet or on medium-high heat in large heavy skillet. Fry chicken 30 to 40 minutes without lowering heat. Turn once for even browning. Drain on paper towels.
  • TipFor thicker crust, increase flour to 1 1/2 cups. Shake damp chicken in seasoned flour. Place on waxed paper. Let stand for 5 to 20 minutes before frying.
  • Step 1Spicy FRIED CHICKEN: INCREASE pepper to 1/2 teaspoon. Combine pepper with 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning, 1/2 teaspoon paprika, 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper and 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard. Rub on chicken before step 1. Substitute 2 1/4 teaspoons garlic salt, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon celery salt for 1 teaspoon salt. Combine with flour in step 1 and proceed as directed above.
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