WATCH: This Is The No-Fuss Classic Fried Chicken Recipe You Want

This is the fried chicken recipe for you.

If you want a nostalgic taste of home cooking, you should try this classic fried chicken recipe. There are no fancy techniques involved in making this recipe. This classic fried chicken recipe requires no overnight marinating. Just season, dredge, and cook.

This is the fried chicken recipe for every eager, fried chicken lover who hates to wait because this easy fried chicken recipe you can make in a cinch. 

You don't need to get fancy with this fried chicken recipe!
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Plus, it's got an amazingly creamy gravy that's made with the same flour mixture used in coating the chicken so you know it's going to be extra tasty.  

Here's the recipe: 

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Classic Fried Chicken Recipe 

  • Takes 50 minutes
  • Makes 4 servings
  • 8 chicken pieces, patted dry
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper, divided, more to taste
  • 1 tablespoon salt, divided, more to taste 
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose cream
  • oil, for frying


  • 1
    Toss chicken with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper in a large bowl. Set aside. 

  • 2
    In another large bowl, combine remaining pepper, remaining salt, flour, cornstarch, and baking powder. Taste mixture to check for seasoning, and adjust. Reserve 2 tablespoons.


  • 3
    Using tongs, dredge one piece of chicken into the flour mixture one at a time. Transfer to a tray; repeat with remaining chicken.


  • 4
    Add enough oil into a cast-iron pan to reach halfway up the sides. Heat oil over medium-high heat. Once hot, deep fry chicken in pairs (leg with leg, wing with wing, etc.) until cooked through and golden brown. Drain on a rack over paper towels.

  • 5
    Make cream gravy: Lower heat to low. Drain oil but not the browned bits. Stir in reserved flour. Whisk in chicken stock, and cook until thickened. Stir in cream, and season with more salt and pepper if needed to taste. Serve cream gravy with chicken.

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