Picnic Fried Chicken

Picnic Fried Chicken

"A Southern classic that every family will enjoy."
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  1. RINSE chicken with cold water; pat dry, and set aside.
  2. WHISK together milk and egg in a bowl. Combine flour, 2 tablespoons salt, and pepper in a heavy-duty zip-top plastic bag.
  3. DIP 2 chicken pieces in milk mixture. Place in plastic bag; seal and shake to coat. Remove chicken; repeat procedure with remaining pieces.
  4. MELT shortening in a Dutch oven over medium heat; heat to 350 degrees. Fry chicken, in batches, 10 minutes on each side or until done and golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Sprinkle evenly with 2 teaspoons salt.


  • Reprinted with permission of Southern Living(R) magazine. All rights reserved.


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I wish they had ten stars! Fantastic fried chicken. I’m from the North and live in the South. I never learned the nuances of great Southern fried chicken that you can get everywhere around here....

Yummmmm. Delicious! I am from Maryland, so of course had to add Old Bay Seasoning (about 1 TBSP.) and it is wonderful! Going to Linganore Vineyards tomorrow and am bringing this along with Pot...

Great fried chicken. Did "double-dip" in milk/egg and flour mixture to give a thicker coating. Don't have a Dutch oven so used electric fry pan. Delish!

You will simply love this, trust me.

I used this recipe for chicken strips and my wife and son LOVED it. It was very very good.

My family loves this recipe. I made it one day just to try a new recipe and ever since I did they are always asking for me to make it. I have tried other recipes but this one is the best that ...

A good recipe that you could certainly play around with to make it your own. Before I started the recipe I marinaded my chicken in buttermilk and hot sauce for several hours. I then seasoned wit...

My boyfriend loved this recipe, and he is so picky. He doesn't eat half the things I make, but he ate all of it and even asked for more.

This is a wonderful recipie. I did as others suggested with the buttermilk and paprika and lowering the salt, but I also had to make a seperate batch for my dad. For those of you on a LOW CARB D...

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