Extra-Crispy Fried Chicken

45 mins (prep 20, cooking 25)
8 ingredients
4 servings
This recipe yields jucy, succulent chicken covered in a crispy crust that is not at all greasy. There is almost as much crust as there is chicken! Using vegetable shortening rather than oil gives the crust a snappy crispness. Use some of the chicken bits, removed from the oil, to make my Cream Gravy recipe!

Categories:  <-60-mins , chicken , chicken-breast , poultry , main-dish , comfort-food , taste~mood , meat , chicken-thigh-&-leg , time-to-make ,
Share on Newzsocial



Serving Size (67.84 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 217.24 Calories from Fat 18.63
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2.07g 12.75%
Saturated Fat 0.77g 15.35%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 10.35mg 13.8%
Sodium 1823.05mg 303.84%
Total Carbohydrate 41.31g 55.08%
Dietary Fiber 5.44 g 87.02%
Sugars 7.55 g %
Protein 11.35g 90.76%
Vitamin A 43.78IU% Vitamin C 0.86mg%
Calcium 204.9mg% Iron 1.92mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
chicken parts, salt and black pepper