Southerners have a love going on with fried chicken, fried fish, and fried potatoes. Ok, you get it we just like fried foods. This is the best fried chicken and yes , this is my Momma’s recipe. The reason this chicken is different from others is a few secret tips that I applied to a tried and true recipe. I can hear the swat of a screen door now.


  • 1 whole chicken, cut into 8 pieces
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons sage
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup vegetable oil


  • 1. In a large bowl add chicken, pour milk over and refrigerate for one hour.
  • 2. In a large plastic bag with seal, add flour, salt, pepper and sage, mix by shaking. Add chicken coating evenly. Place in refrigerator until needed (can be left overnight or at least an hour, this is truly the secret to a crispy chicken).
  • 3. In a large sauté pan on medium heat pour oil, allow to get hot. Carefully add chicken pieces being careful not to tear into chicken, cover pan. Allow chicken to cook on each side until brown and finished, approximately 10 minutes on each side.

Yields: 3 servings


  1. Fannie Hunter

    I like you fried chicken..

  2. shelley

    So why is this a different recipe than the one that 1st appeared on facebook? The original one had paprika, poultry seasoning and pepper also. The full recipe you posted doesn’t have that, and has added sage. I want Grandma’s recipe, not Janet’s.

  3. Ramah Dias

    I saw your recipe for Southern Fried Chicken Batter on Facebook, but when I tried to open it later, it can’t be found. Ingredients there, but no instruction on finishing it?

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