A Quick Fried Chicken

This is probably the most basic and simple fried chicken recipe I can think of, which is a good thing for various different reasons. You can add almost any number of different spices and ingredients to the seasoning recipe to alter the flavour of the meal, or you can leave it as is to be certain that the flavour of the chicken is never over-run by ingredients. Use your own discretion when seasoning this chicken.

Potatoes, grits, coleslaw, or any other basic country side dish goes well with fried chicken. In fact, the chicken itself could be a side dish if you so desire! Remember: this recipe is the very paragon of versatile! Make whatever side dish you feel like!

For beverages, grab some beer or juice. Simple, unrefined drinks will fit right in with this meal. Stick to your family favourites! Fine wines would be simply out of place!

The main advantage to cooking fried chicken is that the preparation takes the same amount of time no matter how much chicken you cook. If you are unsure of how many people will be eating with you, this meal is ideal, because you can accommodate any number of diners with minimal effort. The flavour is also very universal. No one will think the meal is unappetising unless they are a vegetarian, so you do not have to worry about other people's personal preferences!
All in all this is pretty much a perfect recipe for all kinds of occasions like gatherings, or just simple family dinner. You can serve it whenever you don't have time or want to "get away" with something simple and still get people asking for more!

3 chicken breasts
3 teaspoons seasoned salt
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup vegetable oil


1. Mix the salt, garlic, and flour together in a wide bowl.
2. Roll the chicken in the seasoning mix until it's well covered.
3. Sprinkle more seasoning on the chicken, or shake off any excess, depending on your preference for breading density. If you wet the chicken slightly before dipping, more seasoning will stick. On the same note, patting it dry with a paper towel will minimise the breading content.
4. Pour your oil into a frying pan and heat on med-high for 5 minutes.
5. Fry chicken in the hot oil until it is golden brown.
6. Remove the chicken to a plate with many paper-towels to absorb as much oil as possible before consumption.

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