Quick Fried Chicken

Quick Fried Chicken is a recipe I consider an Ultimate Win.  And as a busy working mom I need as many of those as I can get!  I have tried many chicken recipes, and this will forever be in my top 5.  This is what I remember eating at both of my grandmothers’ houses growing up.  I hope you enjoy this!


  • Chicken tenderloins
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • ½ cup flour
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • ¾ cup Parmesan
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 4 – 6 tablespoons vegetable oil


Pound chicken with meat tenderizer.  Season both sides with salt and pepper.  Set up coating trays – one with flour, one with eggs, and one with Panko and Parmesan.  Dredge chicken in that order.  Heat butter and oil in cast iron skillet over medium-high heat.  Fry chicken in batches.  Do not overlap chicken pieces.  Fry 3-4 minutes each side and set on plate with paper towel to absorb excess grease.

(Ashley Madden Rowton is a wife, mom and published cookbook author who lives in Minden, La.)