13 Reviews

This recipe is great! I've made this for the first time years ago, it's still one of our favorites. The only trouble now is finding a 2½ to 3-pound chicken. Difficult to find one under 4 pounds. It's nice to see some of the old favorites coming to this site.

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David in Arizona February 09, 2015

I just did an all out search for this recipe on the internet and I should have known it would have led me back to my favorite site! This recipe has been around since I first got married in the mid-70's and one we always loved. I too got it off the Crisco can. I always made it in an electric skillet and made the extra spicy version. Thanks so much posting. I will have easy access to it now!

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mammafishy June 20, 2012

I just had to try this recipe after watching the movie "The Help". It turned out great. The crispy skin and extremely moist meat made it taste fantastic.

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LaketownTruffle January 21, 2012

The coating did taste very good and cooked way to fast. The chicken didn't get cooked all the way through but the breading was too dark. I made sure my oil wasn't too hot too and tried a second time, but it still wasn't great.

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mgriffin51 June 26, 2011

This is the best fried chicken recipe I've ever had. I'm 33 years old and my mom has been using it since I could remember. She still has the original first recipe that came under the lid of The old school Crisco can. Yummy!!!!!!!!!!

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Jaemon13 December 12, 2010

Excellent recipe. I tried it tonight, without Crisco. I didn't have any so I used vegetable oil in it's place. My kids are coming to visit on Memorial Day weekend, I'll make sure they taste Dad's new fried chicken. With Crisco, of course! Thanks.

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robertdknight February 20, 2010

Tried pre-steaming drumsticks slightly before following this receipe since it's tough to tell if the inside is fully cooked when the outside is brown & crispy. I read this somewhere on Zaar & it worked well for me. The chicken was very crispy but the flavour of the coating was not quite what I was looking for but we still enjoyed. My search goes on... Thanks!

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Night Owl October 29, 2007

This was the best fried chicken I have ever had! I used my deep fryer with canola oil instead of crisco. DH is watching his weight. My family absolutly loved it. Thanks for a great recipe.

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Cookin' in Texas October 18, 2007

Really nice chicken! I made mine slightly differently. I coated mine with the flour mixture and microwaved for about 3mins, coated again and placed under a hot grill. it was crispy and tasty. good for weight watchers! THANK FOR POSTING.

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Chef Merbel August 30, 2007

Thank you so much for this recipe. I made this weeks ago, but haven't had a chance to post my comment. Finally a recipe that not only does the chicken stay CRISPY, it's tasty too! The only thing i did different was let the chicken soak in buttermilk for a few hours. Once i drained it, i followed your recipe exactly and it was delicous! It will be a keeper for sure in my house! Thanks again!

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ItalianMomof2 February 12, 2007
Crisco's Super Crisp Country Fried Chicken