Whole Wheat Fried Chicken

Whole wheat flour adds a nice heft to the crispy crust of this delicious fried chicken. Slideshow:  More Fried Chicken Recipes 

Whole Wheat Fried Chicken
Photo: © Todd Porter & Diane Cu
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 2 pounds bone-in, skin-on chicken drumsticks or thighs

  • Kosher or sea salt, to taste

  • Fresh cracked black pepper, to taste

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour

  • Vegetable oil, for frying


  1. Rinse the chicken and pat dry. Season with salt and pepper to taste and set aside.

  2. In large bowl, beat eggs and set aside. In another large bowl add the flour.

  3. Coat the chicken in egg and then dredge it with a coat of flour. Shake off any excess flour and set aside. Repeat with the remaining chicken.

  4. Heat 1 inch of oil to 375° in a large frying pan or Dutch oven. Working in small batches, gently place the chicken into the hot oil and fry on both sides until crispy and cooked through, 10 to 15 minutes on each side.

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