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Crispy Fried Chicken Recipe

Published by: Chef Amy Hand • Updated: October 28, 2023 • Checked By: Chef Matty Riedel

Crispy, crunchy fried chicken is a takeout classic that is high on a lot of people’s favourite food lists. But now you don’t need to take a trip through your local drive thru to get the crispy goodness you crave, you can do it easily in the comfort of your own home. The key is the double breaded method that we have honed to perfection and now we are sharing it with you! So, here’s our crispy fried chicken recipe

Crispy Fried Chicken Recipe

Crispy Fried Chicken Recipe
Crispy Fried Chicken can be done easily in the comfort of your own home. The key is the double breaded method that we have honed to perfection and now are sharing with you!
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PREP TIME 10 minutes
COOK TIME 20 minutes
CUISINE American
CALORIES 436 kcal


  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried oreganum
  • 1 ½ cups panko crumbs
  • vegetable oil


  • Slice your chicken breasts into 1cm thick strips and cut those strips in half. Set aside.
  • In a shallow dish mix together the flour, cayenne pepper, salt and oreganum. Place the panko crumbs in a separate shallow dish.
  • In small batches dip your chicken strips into the flour, then into the egg and finally into the panko crumbs.
  • While you are preparing the chicken preheat your oil to 180o C (approximately if you don’t have a thermometer) in a heavy bottomed saucepan or frying pan over a medium high heat. This recipe works for both shallow and deep-frying so the amount of oil is up to you.
  • Fry in small batches for 5 minutes until golden brown and cooked all the way through.
  • Drain on paper towels to prevent them from going soft.
  • Serve with some nice crispy chips and a vegetable of your choice.
Chefs Tips
When breading the chicken,  a good method to use is the one wet hand, one dry hand tactic. This means you have one hand that handles the chicken in the egg and the other in the flour and crumbs to prevent clumping and contamination your dry ingredients with moisture.
Oil temperature is very important when getting the perfect crispy chicken. If you have a thermometer, you can keep an eye on the temperature but if you don’t have this equipment keep the oil on a medium/high heat and don’t be afraid to pull the oil off the stove and let it cool off for a while if it appears to be overheating.
Keyword Chicken, Deep Fat Frying
Nutritional Information
Calories: 436kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 55gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.04gCholesterol: 226mgSodium: 749mgPotassium: 932mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 291IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 68mgIron: 3mg
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Crispy Fried Chicken Recipe: the result is delicious

Fried Chicken is loved all over the world (and probably has been for a very long time!

Did you know that the first recorded mentions of fried chicken date back to a 1747 British cookbook with a recipe for marinated chicken written by Scottish settlers to America who have influenced “Southern Fried” cooking as we know it today

If you’ve ever tried to do it at home and failed, join the club. The right oil and the right equipment are vital as well as the best crispy fried chicken recipe. Enjoy!

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