Parmesan Fried Chicken

A plate of fried chicken
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  • Total: 40 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
477 Calories
24g Fat
23g Carbs
40g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 477
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 7g 37%
Cholesterol 114mg 38%
Sodium 1522mg 66%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 40g
Calcium 183mg 14%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Recipe for fried chicken made with parmesan cheese and cracker meal. This recipe only takes a half-hour but results in delicious, warm country-fried chicken.


  • 1 frying chicken (cut in pieces)
  • 1/2 cup flour (all-purpose)
  • 1/2 cup cracker meal
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 to 5 cups oil for frying

Steps to Make It

  1. Rinse chicken pieces and pat dry.

  2. In a large paper or plastic bag, combine flour, meal, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, salt and cayenne pepper; shake well.

  3. Pour oil into a large heavy skillet to a depth of 1 1/2 to 2 inches.

  4. Heat oil over medium heat until a drop of water sizzles when dropped in.

  5. Shake 2 or 3 pieces of chicken in the bag at a time; place in the hot oil. You can either fry in batches or use 2 skillets.

  6. Fry until browned on all sides, or about 20 to 25 minutes.

  7. Remove chicken to a paper towel-lined platter to drain; keep warm while frying remaining batches.

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