Deloris Franklin's Easy Fried Chicken
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Deloris Franklin started working for me after my second child was born and she is a phenomenal cook. This Cajun-style fried chicken is savory and flavorful, juicy and tender. It doesn't take too much time to get dinner on the table, either, so it's a win-win for everyone! To shave off some of the prep time, ask the butcher for a pre-sliced package of whole chicken.

Special equipment: Cast-iron or heavy-bottomed Dutch oven.


  • Deloris Franklin's Fried Chicken

    • One (roughly 5-pound) whole chicken, cut into pieces
    • 2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 3 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
    • 3 tablespoons seasoned salt
    • 2 tablespoons Greek seasoning blend
    • 1 tablespoon black pepper
    • Peanut oil, for frying


1. Pat dry chicken pieces with a paper towel, removing and discarding excess fat with a knife.

2. Whisk together the flour, Cajun seasoning, seasoned salt, Greek seasoning and pepper in a large bowl. Working with one piece at a time, dredge the chicken pieces in the flour mixture until fully covered.

3. Pour the peanut oil to a depth of 4 inches into a cast-iron or heavy bottomed Dutch oven. Fry the chicken, three or four pieces at a time, until browned and crisp and a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the meat registers 165 degrees.

4. Keep chicken warm in a 200 degree oven before it's time to serve.