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Homemade Crispy Fried Chicken

  • Author: FoodieNotAChef
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30-45 minutes
  • Total Time: 60 minutes


This homemade fried chicken is finger-licking good! Crunchy on the outside, juicy on the inside!!



  • 6-8 pieces of chicken (wings, drumsticks, thigh, breast)
  • 1 tbsp Goya Adobo seasoning 
  • 1 tbsp Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning 
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp pepper flakes 
  • 1 tbsp onion powder 
  • 1 tbsp black pepper 
  • 1 tbsp garlic salt 
  • 2 eggs 
  • All-purpose flour 
  • ½ cup mayonnaise 
  • Optional: *Pinch of all spice 
  • Vegetable oil *as much as you need to deep fry 


  1. Place spices (adobo, creole seasoning, smoked paprika, pepper flakes, onion powder, black pepper, and garlic salt) into a small bowl then mix well.
  2. Add spice mixture to chicken pieces then rub into chicken very well. Add Mayo and mix well. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to marinate for at least 4 hours.
  3. Prepare the breading by adding flour to a bowl or a Ziplock bag. Season with a pinch of garlic salt, paprika, and black pepper. Mix well.
  4. While the oil is heating to 350 degrees, remove the chicken then crack 2 eggs onto the chicken. Mix very well to coat chicken.
  5. Working one at a time, remove chicken from the bowl then into the flour mixture gently tap off any excess flour then place onto a baking rack. Until you flour the first set of chicken to be fried.
  6. Fry 2-4 pieces of chicken at a time being sure not to overcrowd the pan or pot.
  7. Remove from the oil and place onto a plate lined with a paper towel or parchment paper.
  8. Allow the chicken to rest for 10 minutes before serving so that the juices can go back into the chicken.
  9. Repeat steps 5, 6, and 7 for the remaining pieces.
  • Category: Lunch