About this recipe: I have had so many compliments about this chicken recipe. What they don't know that this recipe has taken me years to perfect. Most of the recipe is highly dependent on your own taste. You can add other herbs and spices if you wish, but the secret to the dish, is the preparation and method of cooking.
hmmm mmmm mmmm, this really does work, the skin is sooooo crisp, and even stayed so when I kept the chicken warm in the oven... I served with green salad and homemade potato wedges... I will do my fried chicken like this from now on! - 06 Aug 2010
I've been cooking for over 50 years and during that time I have fried chicken hundreds of time. But...in all those years never have I fried chicken that comes even close to being as crispy, moist and delicious as Ms. O'Neill's "Crispy Fried Chicken". Without a doubt, her recipe is THE BEST fried chicken I've ever prepared or eaten. Not only is it delicious and crispy hot right out the frying pan, but when warmed up the next day in the oven, the chicken is as crispy as ever. Thank you, Ms. O'Neill for sharing your wonderful recipe - 03 Jun 2002 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
5++ star rating for this one, Elaine! Your techinque works wonderfully. This plus some tried and true ways, give the most perfect fried chicken every time. Correct oil temp is necessary, about 375, and it takes a while to get that hot. I also brine (soak in salted water) any chicken I prepare and this assures moistness no matter what the cooking method. I have tried many seasoning combos, depending on the mood, and they all are super, as long as you follow Elaine's way of preparation. Simply the best fried chicken I've ever made! - 27 Sep 2003 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)