The easiest fried chicken recipe you will ever make. Just four ingredients will make exceptionally tender and delicious crispy fried chicken. Dairy Free!
1 whole fryer chicken (about 3 to 4 pounds)
Vegetable oil for frying
1 cup all-purpose flour
Salt and black pepper
Cut chicken into 10 pieces (2 legs, 2 thighs, 2 wings and each breast cut in half). Season generously with salt and black pepper.
Place a deep cast iron or other large frying pan over medium heat. Pour in enough oil so it reaches 1-inch up the side of the pan. Heat oil to 350°F or until a piece of bread browns immediately when dropped in the oil.
While oil is heating, place flour in a shallow dish and season generously with salt and pepper; stir to combine. Heat oven to 250°F.
Once oil is hot, coat a few pieces of chicken in flour, shaking off the excess and carefully place in hot oil. Fry 3 to 4 pieces at a time until crispy, brown, and juices run clear, about 15 to 20 minutes. Place on a paper-towel lined baking sheet and place in warm oven. Continue with remaining chicken.