Loretta Lynn's Crispy Fried Chicken Recipe | CDKitchen.com (2024)

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What's the secret to country singer Loretta Lynn's famous crispy fried chicken? It's all in the double coating of seasoned flour.

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3 pounds chicken, cut up

Seasoned Flour

1 1/2 cup flour
1 tablespoon garlic salt
1 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon poultry seasoning

Crispy Batter

2/3 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1 beaten egg yolk
3/4 cup water


Seasoned Flour: Combine and set aside.

Crispy Batter: Combine ingredients.

Heat shortening to 365 degrees F.

Moisten chicken pieces. Dip in seasoned flour, then batter, then back in seasoned flour. Fry for 15 to 18 minutes or until well browned. Drain on paper towels.

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nutrition data for loretta lynn's crispy fried chicken

511 calories, 12 grams fat, 54 grams carbohydrates, 43 grams protein per serving.

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reviews & comments for loretta lynn's crispy fried chicken

  1. Missy REVIEW:
    August 24, 2020

    This recipe was delicious, my family asked me to make it again!!

  2. Guest Foodie REVIEW:
    July 29, 2020

    I’m a cook for fifty years this is the best recipe everPerfect everytimeThank you for sharing

  3. Ashley REVIEW:
    May 7, 2020

    This recipe is absolutely amazing!! I’ve made fried chicken before and always seem to struggle getting the crust the way it should be. With this recipe, I made the best fried chicken that I think I’ve ever had with the most perfect crust!! I did however, use Kentucky Colonel seasoned flour, but with this batter!!

  4. joe REVIEW:
    August 20, 2019

    chicken was great. did everything as stated why did the coating fall off

    • CDKitchen Staff Reply:

      You may have had too much of the seasoned flour under the batter. Tap it off so the first coating is a light coating then dip it in the batter and proceed.

  5. Elaine REVIEW:
    October 11, 2015

    This reminded me of the fried chicken my mom and grandma made. Followed recipe exactly and the chicken turned out perfectly. Hubby said it came close to my moms chicken, so I am very happy. This a keeper recipe!

  6. mnlporterlovedit REVIEW:
    February 21, 2014

    Loved it..may play with the seasons..maybe corn bread or waffle mix instead of this batter..but yum..)extra extra crispy even made hush puppy's out of it.

  7. fry baby REVIEW:
    November 1, 2013

    This is REAL fried chicken! Excellent recipe! I used this on a whole cut up chicken and just on wings (reduced cooking time for the wings).

  8. stormytexxxas REVIEW:
    February 12, 2013

    i wanted a crispier, crunchier batter on my chicken and i tried this recipe last night & my family LOVED it! ...i also put a few drops of tabasco in some of the batter, for those of us who like things a little spicier, and it was fantastic!!

  9. Chris030763 REVIEW:
    December 8, 2011

    I just want to say I have been cooking for over 35 years and have my own fried chicken recipes, but this one really puts mine to shame. I did fry it in a cast iron dutch oven and it came out perfect. I will be using this recipe for now on. Oh just to one of the posts My breading came out just fine.

  10. Guest Foodie REVIEW:
    May 2, 2011

    I have used this recipe for years with an electric skillet. Great every time.

  11. SaderBee REVIEW:
    January 19, 2009

    Great recipe. I used onion powder instead of the chicken seasoning and I browned the chicken on both sides and finished in the oven. Turned out wonderful. This will be a recipe I use over and over again. Thanks so much for posting.SaderBee - North Carolina

  12. GLushis REVIEW:
    December 14, 2008

    Excellent! But...combine and set aside the seasoned flour in a brown paper lunch bag. Combine the crispy batter in a one gallon freezer bag.Use an electric skillet or some other device to maintain a constant temperature. Heat one quart of canola oil to 360 degrees. No cheating, 360 degrees before adding the chicken.Dip according to instructions but make sure the chicken is well drained and moist. This can be done by drying the chicken and placing it in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.Lastly (and this is where I think "Anonymous" went wrong), fry for at least 9 of the 18 minutes before touching, turning, moving or otherwise disturbing the chicken. And NEVER EVER drain on a paper towel. I "drain" on a cooling screen. This allows the oil to "drain" from the chicken resting in a paper towel which has absorbed the oil.This is the best crispy chicken recipe I've found. Thank you cdkitchen and try it again Anonymous!

  13. GLushis December 14, 2008

    Sorry, Marsha. And thanks to you as well for submitting the recipe...

  14. winstonpatey REVIEW:
    November 20, 2008

    5 Really good chicken.Don't use poultry seasoning,use onion powder,or seasoning salt instead. Thanks Winston Patey Canada

  15. Guest Foodie REVIEW:
    December 5, 2007

    the batter pulled away from the bird when cooking. . . I ended up with having to cut meat off of bone and make chicken soup. I did follow directions to the "T"


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