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Mom's Old Fashioned Fried Chicken Recipe

Mom's Old Fashioned Fried Chicken

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"Wonderful fried chicken that has been in my family for years and years!"

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    35 mins

    1 hr 5 mins


  1. Put the flour, salt, pepper and garlic powder in a brown paper bag. One by one, coat the chicken parts with mixture.
  2. In a large skillet, fry the chicken in 1 inch of hot oil until golden brown. Remove the chicken from the pan and drain the oil.
  3. Put the chicken back into the pan and cover the pieces with cooking sherry. Cover the pan and reduce to simmer. Let simmer for 20 minutes. Serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 08, 2004

I was skeptical...but this was great! Reminds me of a smothered/baked chicken. I would recommend salting the chicken before shaking it in the seasoned flour. Yummy!

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 01, 2008

It came out soggy- will not use this recipe again


13 Ratings

Jan 10, 2008

I have never cooked fried chicken before. I was skeptical that this would turn out, but I was happily surprised. I fried chicken legs and I followed the recipe exactly. When the legs came out of the final simmering pan, I wasn't happy with how soft they were. I wanted my fried chicken crispy. I took the chicken and put it in the flour and seasoning again and fried it for another 5 minutes. We loved it! I enjoyed the extra coating and was so pleased with the outcome I will surely make this again. This is great, even a novice can cook this successfully!

Oct 26, 2007

This was AWESOME! Everyone I made it for said it was the best fried chicken they had ever eaten.

Feb 11, 2008

needed more oil than it says but good

Dec 09, 2006

Very Good!

Feb 04, 2011

I used this simple recipe with the sour cream recipe I found on here and I finally got it right. I used whole legs, next time I'll just use drumsticks. You are going to need more than a tablespoon of oil. Not a low fat recipe, but a great comfort food!!

Jan 25, 2011

this is so good and so easy to make.


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  • Calories
  • 1768 kcal
  • 88%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 17.5 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 129 mg
  • 43%
  • Fat
  • 169.6 g
  • 261%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 42.4 g
  • 85%
  • Sodium
  • 364 mg
  • 15%

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

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