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Mrs. Knott's Fried Chicken

servings:Makes 6 servings


  • 1 (2- to 3-pound) frying chicken cut in eighths
  • 2 cups unbleached flour
  • 1 quart oil (or enough to cover the chicken)
Mrs. Knott's Fried Chicken photo


Cover chicken with salted water and soak for 45 minutes. Drain chicken and pat dry. Coat each piece of chicken with flour and shake off any excess flour. Bring oil to a boil in an 8 1/2-quart saucepan, electric skillet or iron skillet and drop in chicken pieces. Do not overcrowd chicken in the pot. Cover and fry for 45 minutes. Remove chicken with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.



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  • Jennifer

    by , July 14, 2009

    This recipe sucks. The Knott's chicken is brined and blanched.

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