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Creole Fried Chicken

Creole Fried Chicken

This fried chicken gets its flavor by dipping it in Creole mustard before breading. You can use any whole grain mustard or even Dijon if you prefer.

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 4 servings


  • 1 whole chicken (about 5 pounds) cut into 8 pieces
  • Essence
  • 2 cups Creole mustard
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • Oil for frying


  • Season the chicken with Essence. Smear the mustard over each piece of chicken thoroughly. Season the flour with Essence. Whisk the eggs and milk together. Season the mixture with salt and pepper.

    Fill a large skillet half way with the oil and preheat the oil to 325 degrees F.

    Dredge the chicken pieces in the seasoned flour, then dip each piece in the egg wash, letting the excess drip off. Dredge the chicken again in the seasoned flour, coating the chicken completely. When the oil is hot, pan-fry the chicken until golden brown, about 6 to 8 minutes on each side. Remove the chicken from the oil and drain on paper towels. Season the chicken with Essence. Serve the chicken warm.

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