When I was growing up almost every Sunday my Mom made fried chicken for dinner. Thus began my love for fried chicken... or fried anything for that matter- except okra, even fried that stuff is sick! I've had many, and I mean many, trial & error runs with frying chicken. So today I thought I would share with you the right way (a.k.a My Way) of frying chicken, & technically this is called "Pan Fried Chicken".
First either buy a fryer already cut up or cut up a whole chicken yourself. Just make sure the skin stays on. You could do this without the skin, but remember I'm showing you the "right" way. I like to brine my chicken for the whole day before I cook it. Makes it so moist & yummy. Just plop your chicken into some salt water, cover with plastic wrap & set in the fridge until your ready to cook. (If you're in a hurry & need to skip this step just lightly salt both sides of the chicken before coating & cooking it.)
Now pull your chicken out of the brine & pat it dry with paper towels. In a shallow dish mix flour, salt, pepper, & garlic powder. Amounts will vary on how much chicken your making (parts: 2 cups flour, 1 Tbls salt, 2 tsp pepper, 2 tsp garlic powder). In another shallow dish beat 3 eggs &1/4 cup half & half. Now for the fun part, you're gonna get messy...
Coat the chicken in the flour mixture.
Then coat it in the egg mixture.
Now back to the flour mixture for a final coating.
Set it in a pan with about one inch of hot oil (make sure the oil is preheated & ready to go, or you'll have soggy chicken). Cook over medium heat.
Turn chicken over when it looks like this or about 8 minutes & cook other side until brown.
Now enjoy the crispy, salty, moist chicken you deserve!