Southern Fried Chicken

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Enjoy southern fried chicken, SkinnyMs. style!

Southern Fried Chicken

Southern Fried Chicken

Serving Size: 1/2 Chicken Breast | Calories: 240 | Total Fat: 3 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 37 mg | Sodium: 82 mg | Carbohydrates: 32 g | Sugars: 2 g | Dietary Fiber: 5 g | Protein: 20 g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 3 |


  • 4 chicken breast halves, skinless
  • 1 egg white, slightly beaten
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour (I used King Arthur brand)
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup canola oil


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Place the flour, black pepper and cayenne pepper in a gallon size zip lock bag.
  3. Dip chicken one piece at a time into egg white, allowing excess to drip off. Place chicken one at a time in the bag with flour mixture, shake the bag to lightly coat, remove the chicken and set aside.
  4. Add oil to an oven safe skillet, turn to medium heat. Oil is the right temperature when a pinch of flour dropped in sizzles. Do NOT allow oil to get to the smoking point.
  5. Brown chicken on both sides, about 8 minutes on each side. Leave chicken in skillet and place in the oven, do not cover. Cook 30 minutes. Place chicken on paper towels to remove excess oil.
  6. NOTE: There should be about 3/4 cup flour remaining after coating chicken. Also, about 1/2 the oil will remain after chicken is removed from skillet. This is so much healthier than deep frying chicken...and tastes great too!

9 Comments on "Southern Fried Chicken"

  1. Jessicaortiz  March 28, 2012

    Big fan of this recipe. This has quickly become a family favorite. 

    • skinnyms  March 29, 2012

      That's what we like to hear…thanks so much!!! 🙂

  2. 1victs  June 6, 2012

    Serious yum on this one, easy too!! Thanks!

    • skinnyms  June 6, 2012

      Oh my….a favorite in our kitchen. Thanks!

  3. Elainemahr9  July 26, 2012

    This is yummy! My family loved it!

  4. Angela Harris  September 19, 2012

    Is the serving size information correct on here? It says 1/4 of a breast…which is tiny.

    • Skinny Ms.  September 20, 2012

      Angela, The serving is 1/2 of a split breast. If the chicken breasts you buy are small,then it would be the entire 1/2.


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