Betty’s Crispy Southern Fried Chicken Recipe

In this video, Betty demonstrates how to make homemade, country-style Southern Fried Chicken. Seasoned with salt and pepper, dredged in flour, this chicken is browned on the stove and then oven-fried until golden brown. Yum! Ingredients (for buffet-style serving): 11 pounds chicken parts, washed and dried with paper toweling (I used breasts, wings, thighs, and legs.) salt, to taste freshly ground black pepper, to taste flour, as needed (about 1 ½ cups) peanut oil, as needed (I used ¼ cup for a 13 ½-inch cast iron skillet.) butter, as needed (I used 1 tablespoon butter for a 13 ½-oz. cast iron skillet.) Prepare chicken by washing, drying, and removing excess fat, gristle, etc. Salt, to taste, working the salt into the chicken, using your hands. Place 1 ½ cups flour in a gallon-sized zip-lock bag. Dip each of the salted pieces individually into the bag of flour, and shake to coat. Set coated chicken pieces aside. Heat ¼ cup peanut oil in a large cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon butter, and continue to heat until a pinch of flour sizzles in the hot oil/butter combination. Now, place a single layer of salted and flour-dredged chicken in the hot oil. Brown on the bottom side, and then turn each piece. Place the skillet in a 400 to 450 degree oven. Oven fry the chicken for about 10 minutes, then turn each piece over. Continue to oven fry the chicken until crisp and golden. Chicken must be cooked all the way through, with no pink showing! Remove the skillet
Video Rating: 4 / 5

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25 Responses to “Betty’s Crispy Southern Fried Chicken Recipe”

  1. bettyskitchen says:

    The tray and serving rack was sent to me by a company for use in this video.
    –Betty

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  2. bettyskitchen says:

    There would be a lot of variation in deep fryers, but, generally when the chicken is brown and crisp on the outside it is done all the way through. I would test a piece or two by putting them on a plate and cutting through at the deepest part to make sure there is no pink.
    –Betty

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  3. evilmonkeys08 says:

    if im useing a deep fryer about how long will it take for the chicken to cook?

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  4. browniebackup1 says:

    Nothing wrong with cold fried chicken..
    yum! That looked so delicious!

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  5. arevaloN says:

    Hey Betty, I think you should adopt me, my mom can’t cook to save her life…

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  6. anajinn says:

    That looks great. Thanks. Where did you get tha big foil serving tray and the rack to hold it, please?

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  7. mickeyl01 says:

    Hey Betty…….you’re a total cutiepie

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  8. williamcmcneill says:

    I have never put a frying pan in the oven with frying chicken. I think i’m going to try this. As common as fried chicken is it does take a long time to prepare it. But I thank you for this recipe

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  9. 1998chloedavies says:

    Your A Legend

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  10. Rubesxo says:

    I WANNNT FRIED CHEECHUNNN

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  11. bettyskitchen says:

    Thanks! I will check out your videos!
    –Betty

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  12. kincommunity says:

    54 people are chickens. Literally. This looks great. Hope you like our recipe videos too!

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  13. bettyskitchen says:

    That’s a good idea. I just take the pieces up as they get done, and that gives more room for the pieces that are thicker. I just put some foil over the removed pieces to keep them warm.
    –Betty

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  14. lapata0111 says:

    It seems that the wings and legs would cook before those big breasts, should I use smaller breasts to assure even cooking?

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  15. Fun4Lala says:

    I wish I would have watched this yesterday.  I made fried chicken for dinner last night and once again it was a disaster. I think my problem is the coating of eggs/buttermilk I use. It seems as if flour is all I need.

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  16. mithilag says:

    YOU AMERICANS GET EVERYTHING SO CHEAP, DAMN IT!!!!! In Australia, everything is 4 times the price

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  17. ucheucheuche says:

    @bettyskitchen I came here for the Chicken recipe, I stayed for the lovely accent.
    (English me)

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  18. thebaldchef14 says:

    This looks like a great chicken recipe, I like your style!

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  19. MRnBarbosa says:

    I never want to try this at home becuse if i do i will make it everyday. Betty how do you stay so thin if you eat this!

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  20. iFLIP07 says:

    MAN IM HUNGRY

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  21. DrGarry4145 says:

    Thumbs up if your eating and watching this

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  22. PurpleLashess says:

    How many cups of shortening should I use?

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  23. JuiceeTV says:

    I want to know how Mrs. Betty stays so thin! I’m half her age and jealous of that body

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  24. rullah28 says:

    NICE KITCHEN CABINETS BETTY..

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  25. idunnoproductionzz says:

    Yay, I just bought so much Crisco

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