Parmesan Fried Chicken

A plate of fried chicken
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  • 40 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings

Recipe for fried chicken made with parmesan cheese and cracker meal. This recipe only takes a half-hour but results in delicious, warm country-fried chicken.

What You'll Need

  • 1 frying chicken (cut in pieces)
  • 1/2 cup flour (all-purpose)
  • 1/2 cup cracker meal
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 to 5 cups oil for frying

How to Make It

  1. Rinse chicken pieces and pat dry.
  2. In a large paper or plastic bag, combine flour, meal, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, salt and cayenne pepper; shake well.
  3. Pour oil into a large heavy skillet to a depth of 1 1/2 to 2 inches.
  4. Heat oil over medium heat until a drop of water sizzles when dropped in.
  5. Shake 2 or 3 pieces of chicken in the bag at a time; place in the hot oil. You can either fry in batches or use 2 skillets.
  1. Fry until browned on all sides, or about 20 to 25 minutes.
  2. Remove chicken to a paper towel-lined platter to drain; keep warm while frying remaining batches.