Fried Chicken I Recipe from Georgia with Tomato and Garlic

Fried Chicken I

Fried Chicken I Recipe from Georgia with Tomato and Garlic
Region / culture: Georgia | Preparation time: 20 minutes | Cooking time: 1 hour | Servings: 4


Fried Chicken I
Fried Chicken I

Fried chicken is a classic comfort food that is loved by many for its crispy exterior and juicy interior. This recipe takes a whole chicken and transforms it into a delicious and satisfying meal that is perfect for any occasion.


Fried chicken has a long history that dates back to the Scottish and West African immigrants who settled in the southern United States. The dish became popular in the 19th century and has since become a staple in American cuisine.


How to prepare

  1. Clean, wash, and cut the bird lengthwise along the breast.
  2. Spread out the bird and rub it with crushed garlic and salt on both sides.
  3. Heat the butter in a skillet and when hot, place the bird in it and cover with a flat lid.
  4. Put a heavy weight on the lid to keep the bird pressed flat to the bottom of the skillet.
  5. Fry until golden brown, then turn it over and cook over medium heat for another 30 minutes.
  6. This fried chicken can be served with or without garnishing.
  7. If garnishing is desired, serve with fried potatoes, tomatoes, boiled rice, cucumbers, etc.
  8. Separately, serve with a tart tomato or walnut sauce.


  • Try adding different herbs and spices to the garlic rub for a unique flavor profile. You can also experiment with different sauces for serving.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

To ensure that your fried chicken turns out perfectly crispy and juicy, make sure to use a heavy skillet and press the chicken flat with a weight while cooking. This will help the chicken cook evenly and develop a crispy crust.

Serving Suggestions

Serve the fried chicken with a side of mashed potatoes, coleslaw, and cornbread for a classic southern meal.

Cooking Techniques

The key to making perfect fried chicken is to cook it low and slow, pressing it flat with a weight to ensure even cooking.

Ingredient Substitutions

You can use vegetable oil instead of butter for frying the chicken. You can also use a different type of nut sauce or omit it altogether.

Make Ahead Tips

You can marinate the chicken in the garlic rub overnight for extra flavor. You can also fry the chicken ahead of time and reheat it in the oven before serving.

Presentation Ideas

Serve the fried chicken on a platter with the walnut sauce drizzled over the top for an elegant presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

Fried chicken pairs well with a crisp white wine or a cold beer.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftover fried chicken in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the oven at 350°F until heated through.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of fried chicken contains approximately 300 calories.


Each serving of fried chicken contains approximately 10 grams of carbohydrates.


Each serving of fried chicken contains approximately 15 grams of fat.


Each serving of fried chicken contains approximately 25 grams of protein.

Vitamins and minerals

Fried chicken is a good source of iron, zinc, and vitamin B12.


This recipe contains dairy (butter) and nuts (walnut sauce).


Fried chicken is a high-protein dish that is rich in fats and calories. It should be enjoyed in moderation as part of a balanced diet.


Fried chicken is a classic dish that is loved for its crispy exterior and juicy interior. This recipe takes a whole chicken and transforms it into a delicious and satisfying meal that is perfect for any occasion. Enjoy!

How did I get this recipe?

I remember the joy I felt when I first stumbled upon this recipe for fried chicken. It was a warm summer day, and I was visiting my dear friend Mary in her cozy kitchen. Mary was a wonderful cook, and she always had the most delicious meals prepared for her guests.

As I walked into her kitchen, the mouth-watering aroma of fried chicken filled the air. Mary smiled and motioned for me to take a seat at the kitchen table. She had a twinkle in her eye as she told me that she had a very special recipe to share with me.

Mary began to gather the ingredients for the fried chicken, and as she did, she shared the story of how she had learned to make this dish. She explained that her grandmother had passed down the recipe to her, and that it had been a family favorite for generations.

As Mary mixed together the flour and spices for the breading, she explained each step of the process to me. She showed me how to properly season the chicken pieces, and how to coat them in the seasoned flour mixture. Mary also shared her secret to getting the perfect crispy texture on the outside of the chicken – frying it in hot oil until it was golden brown and crispy.

I watched in awe as Mary expertly fried the chicken pieces to perfection. The sizzle of the hot oil and the delicious aroma that filled the kitchen made my mouth water in anticipation. Finally, the chicken was done and Mary carefully removed it from the oil, placing it on a plate lined with paper towels to drain.

As we sat down to enjoy the meal, Mary shared stories of her childhood and the memories she had of cooking with her grandmother. She spoke of the love and care that went into each dish, and how those recipes had been passed down through the generations.

After that day, I knew that I had to learn how to make Mary’s delicious fried chicken for myself. I asked her for the recipe, and she happily shared it with me. I practiced making the dish over and over again, mastering the art of seasoning, breading, and frying the chicken until it was just right.

As the years went by, I made Mary’s fried chicken for my own family and friends, sharing the joy and love that had been passed down to me. Each time I made the dish, I thought of Mary and her grandmother, and the special bond that food had created between them.

Now, whenever I make fried chicken, I think back to that warm summer day in Mary’s kitchen, and the happiness and fulfillment I felt as I learned to make this special recipe. It reminds me of the power of food to bring people together, to create memories, and to pass on traditions from one generation to the next. And for that, I am forever grateful.


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