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Old School Fried Chicken

As southern and as simple as the cast iron skillet it's cooked in, this Old School Fried Chicken is a throwback to grandma's kitchen with little fuss and big flavor.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken, fried, southern classic
Servings: 6
Calories: 338kcal
Author: Ty


  • 2 1/2-3 lb chicken wings
  • 1 1/3 c all purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp mustard powder
  • 1 tsp coarse black pepper
  • 1 tsp parsley flakes
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper more or less to taste
  • shortening or canola oil for frying


  • In a spice grinder or blender, add all of the dry spices including sugar and parsley flakes and pules into a powder. Divide the seasoning in half.
  • Using a bowl or shallow dish, place the wings in a single layer and sprinkle the remaining spices evenly over the pieces. Coat all sides. In a bowl or large brown paper bag, add the flour and half of the spices and mix well.
  • Place the seasoned chicken pieces in to the flour then fold top. Grab the folded flap and the bottom of the bag to support and give the bag a good shake. The chicken should be well coated.
  • Heat about 1 1/2 - 2 cups of oil in a cast iron skillet or a heavy bottom pan to 350 degrees. Shake off any excess flour before place 5-6 piece into the hot oil. Be sure to not overcrowd the pan. Fry the wings on each side for 6-7 minutes. Temperature should read 165 degrees before removing from the pan and draining on paper towels or on a wire rack.


Nutritional values calculated without oil.


Calories: 338kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 79mg | Sodium: 1045mg | Potassium: 201mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 180IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 2.4mg