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Batter Fried Chicken

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Written by Lorna C

This Batter Fried Chicken recipe will have your family and friends smile with contentment. Cooked in a minimum of oil this chicken is tender and juicy but never greasy! This recipe creates a dredge that is easy to use, you can make it in advance and produces a superb crispy skin. I have uses 2% milk in this recipe but you can also use buttermilk for a less healthy option.  The Batter Fried Chicken will have your family and friends queuing up to try these. I normally serve these with an old favourite Beer Battered Chips and when my waistline can handle it Homemade Onion Rings.

Batter Fried Chicken - TheRecipe.Website

Batter Fried Chicken

A lovely variation on the common greasy fried chicken. You will have your lips at the ready.
4.79 from 65 votes
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 356kcal



  • Combine flour, salt, baking powder, thyme and pepper in a medium-sized mixing bowl; set aside.
  • Beat egg in a small bowl until frothy. Add milk and 2 tablespoons oil; beat until well blended. Pour into flour mixture; stir until well blended.
  • Heat remaining 6 tablespoons oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Dip chicken pieces in batter; shake off any excess. Fry chicken for about 10 minutes, turning until lightly browned all over.
  • Lower heat to very low, cover tightly and simmer for about 30 minutes. Turn pieces periodically to ensure even cooking; add 1-2 tablespoons water during cooking if pan becomes too dry.
  • Uncover during final 4-5 minutes to allow skin to become crisp. Serve hot or cold.


  • 2% Milk is the equivalent of Semi Skimmed Milk


Sodium: 500mg | Sugar: 2g | Fiber: 2g | Potassium: 80mg | Cholesterol: 38mg | Calories: 356kcal | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Fat: 20g | Protein: 7g | Carbohydrates: 39g