Best-Ever Fried Chicken



1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon dried thyme

1 tablespoon paprika

2 teaspoons salt

2 teaspoons garlic powder

1 teaspoon pepper

1 large egg

1/3 cup whole milk

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1 broiler/fryer chicken (3 to 4 pounds), cut up

Oil for deep-fat frying


In a shallow bowl, mix the first 6 ingredients. In a separate shallow bowl, whisk egg, milk and lemon juice until blended. Dip chicken in flour mixture to coat all sides; shake off excess. Dip in egg mixture, then again in flour mixture., In an electric skillet or deep fryer, heat oil to 375°. Fry chicken, a few pieces at a time, 6-10 minutes on each side or until golden brown and chicken juices run clear. Drain on paper towels.


Fat: 57g fat (9g saturated fat)
Calories: 811 calories
Sodium: 725mg sodium
Fiber: 2g fiber)
Carbohydrate: 26g carbohydrate (2g sugars
Cholesterol: 176mg cholesterol
Protein: 47g protein.