Susan’s Simple Fried Chicken

Deceptively simple, Susan Harwood's fried chicken wins every time.
By / Photography By Brooke Stevens | April 27, 2016


1. Place 2 inches of oil into a heavy skillet. Heat until a piece of flour sizzles when tossed into it.

2. Place flour in a clean grocery bag. Wash chicken pieces in water, and toss into bag of flour. Shake well. Place chicken in hot oil. Fry on each side until golden brown, about 7 minutes each side. Place chicken on platter. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Keep warm in oven until serving.


  • 2 pounds chicken pieces, skin on
  • 2 cups flour
  • kosher salt and pepper
  • canola oil
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