Old-Fashioned Fried Chicken Tutorial

I've never attempted to make Old-fashioned Fried Chicken before but I had a hankering for it today. I browsed a few cookbooks for a yummy coating and I combined a few recipes to make this one. I also decided to finish it off in the oven. It was AWESOME and SO BAD for you! We eat healthy here so I could justify having one fat-filled dinner. We served it along with my Homemade Mac-n-Cheese. Totally worth it.

Old-fashioned Fried Chicken


1 cup Crisco
1 3-4lb chicken, cut up (or your favorite chicken pieces)
1 egg
1/4 cup buttermilk
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 Tbs paprika 
1 Tbs salt
1 Tbs pepper
1/2 Tbs ground Mustard
1/2 Tbs dried Thyme
1/2 tsp ground Ginger
Pinch of dried Oregano

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. In a large pan, melt the Crisco, heat to 350 degrees.

Step 2

In a bowl, mix the flour, paprika, salt, pepper, ground mustard, dried thyme, ground ginger, and oregano.

Step 3

In a bowl, beat the egg and buttermilk together.

Step 4

Dredge the chicken pieces in the flour and set on a baking sheet while the Crisco heats up.

Step 5

Once the oil heated, dip the floured chicken pieces into the egg/buttermilk, and then dredge in the flour again. Drop the pieces into the Crisco. (Don't overcrowd the pan). Fry for 10-15 minutes, turning, until the chicken is browned and crispy on both sides. Transfer chicken to a baking sheet. Bake fried chicken at 400 degrees for 20 minutes until cooked through and internal temp registers at 165 degrees.

Step 6

Serve hot.


Kellie said…
Made this last night for supper and it was soo good. This was my first time doing fried chicken, thanks for all the pictures it made it nice and easy.

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