Paired with a cold beer and a hot summer day, this smoky fried chicken is perfect picnic food. Slideshow:  More Fried Chicken Recipes 

Todd Porter and Diane Cu
June 2014


© Todd Porter & Diane Cu

Recipe Summary

45 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Rinse and pat dry the chicken. Set aside.

  • Whisk together the salt, paprika, chile powder, brown sugar and black pepper. Rub the chicken with the spice mixture.

  • In a large bowl, beat the eggs and set aside. In another large bowl, whisk together the flour and excess spice rub.

  • Coat the chicken in egg and then dredge it in the flour mixture. Shake off any excess. Set the coated pieces aside and repeat with the remaining chicken.

  • Heat 1 inch of oil to 375° in a large frying pan or Dutch oven.

  • Working in small batches, gently place the chicken in the hot oil and fry on both sides until crispy and cooked through, 10 to 15 minutes on each side.