Fried Chicken Recipe, Make the Original Yourself

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Today I’ll show you my fried chicken recipe .

Since I lived in Vienna for a long time, I can present you the Wienerwald original in a refined version.

I wish you every success and look forward to comments, kitchen gossip and cooking questions that you can leave me at the bottom of the page.

1. Recipe Fried Chicken

Below are my instructions with step-by-step photos. Good succeed!

Fried Chicken with Parsley Potatoes

Cooked, photographed and written down by chef Thomas Sixt.

Servings 4
Calories 963
Total Time 60 Min.
Preparation Time 30 Min.
Cook Time 0 Min.

Make easy instructions for breaded and baked fried chicken.

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Fried Chicken Recipe Image © Thomas Sixt


Side dishes

8-12 pc small potatoes
1 tsp Caraway
1/4 bunch fresh parsley
10 pinches primal salt
10 pinches black ground pepper

Bread chicken

1 pc chicken
100 g flour
4 pc eggs
200 g bread crumbs
800 g Rapeseed oil


1 pc fresh lemon
4 tbsp cowberries


Parsley potatoes in the pan.
Boiled potatoes in a pan with parsley.

Prepare potatoes

Boil real, fresh potatoes in salted water with a little caraway and parsley until soft, drain, let the steam evaporate and peel.

Place the peeled potatoes in a pan with the butter and about 1/3 of the fresh, finely chopped parsley.

Season the potatoes with salt, pepper and some freshly grated nutmeg.

Bread the chicken pieces with flour, this is called flouring.
Dredge the chicken breast, thigh and wings in the flour. Original chicken nuggets, here you can still see what you eat!

Prepare chicken

Cut the chicken:

First detach the breast, detach the wings, cut off the drumsticks.

Halve the chicken breasts lengthwise, and halve the chicken thighs at the joint.

Season the prepared chicken pieces with salt and pepper, place in the flour and flour on all sides.

Bread the chicken for homemade chicken nuggets!
The floured chicken meat is now in the beaten egg and then in the breadcrumbs. Original breaded and homemade chicken nuggets taste better!

Bread chicken

Dip the chicken pieces coated in flour in the beaten egg.

Breaded Chicken Original Chicken Nuggets
Breaded chicken, as far as prepared, the Homemade Chicken Nuggets can make a free swimmer in the hot fat. Rapeseed oil and a temperature range of 160-170°C are ideal.

Fry chicken

Finally, gently press the chicken pieces in breadcrumbs.

For frying, preheat the rapeseed oil in a saucepan or in the fryer at 170°C – 338°F and fry the breaded chicken pieces until crispy light brown.

Parsley in the pan while frying.
First fry the parsley in a pan with a little oil.

Fry parsley

Fry the remaining parsley briefly until crispy, place on a plate lined with kitchen paper and season with salt.

fried chicken recipe image serve
Fried chicken recipe Image © Thomas Sixt


Heat the potatoes, toss briefly in the foamed butter and serve.

Place the fried fried chicken pieces on the plate and carefully sprinkle with a little salt.

Add the cranberries, lemon and fried parsley and serve quickly.

2. Calories and Nutritional Values

3. Cooking Tips for Preparing Fried Chicken

The fried chicken is a southern German, Bavarian and Austrian specialty.

Many of us know the breaded chicken from the Wienerwald.

The chicken, coated with a coating of flour, egg and fine breadcrumbs (breadcrumbs), tastes delicious with cranberries and parsley potatoes.

The following things are important:

If you make this yourself, use the best and finest breadcrumbs you can get.

  1. My recommendation is Mie de Pain:
    –> Thinly cut the rind off a tin of white bread and let the bread dry.
    –> Then grate fine crumbs.
  2. Pay attention to the order when breading: flour, egg, breadcrumbs.
  3. The breaded chicken is allowed to swim freely in hot fat at 160°C – 170°C.
    –> Higher temperatures are not recommended as the chicken will need a good amount of time in the hot fat to fully cook.

Prepare Breaded Chicken:
The chicken meat cooks gently due to the coating with breading
and offers a crispy, fine taste experience.

Tip from chef Thomas Sixt

4. Fried Chicken With or Without Skin?  

A common question is the chicken skin thing:

Can the skin be left on or does the skin have to be peeled off?

You can leave the skin on the fried chicken or remove it, it’s a matter of taste!

In any case, you should only use organic chicken for your fried chicken, it simply tastes better.

slaughter chicken
Meat is a holiday food in many countries around the world. These two chickens have been prepared for a family party. I was amazed, chicken stew for 20 people was made from it.

5. Fried Chicken Viennese Style

One of the classics of Austrian cuisine is the Viennese style fried chicken.

So these are figuratively – Viennese Chicken Nuggets…

A good chicken comes with parsley potatoes as a side dish and with freshly fried parsley, lemon and cranberries as extras.

Below are the most important tips for an initial overview:

Bread the chicken for homemade chicken nuggets!
The floured chicken meat is now in the beaten egg and then in the breadcrumbs. Original breaded and homemade chicken nuggets taste better!
Breaded Chicken Original Chicken Nuggets
Breaded chicken, as far as prepared, the Homemade Chicken Nuggets can make a free swimmer in the hot fat. Rapeseed oil and a temperature range of 160-170°C are ideal.

6. Fried Chicken Side Dishes Ideas

Matching potato salad ideas:

7. More Ideas

Comments, Cooking Questions and Answers

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  • Fantastic Great Chicken 🍗 Its crispy and so easy to prepare Thanks 😊


    • THX


  • Hi Thomas, This chicken…

    I just died and went to heaven.

    It is absolutely great in taste!


    • I hope you are still here 🙂

      Thanks and Greetings Thomas


  • Great, Yummi, Wow 🙂 this is so creative and looks wonderful!


    • Thank you for your beautiful message! let it continue to taste good to you 🙂


  • Hello Thomas,

    here in USA we have many recipe for fried chicken.

    I came across your recipe by accident and I find it particularly delicious.

    The combination with cowberries is delicious and makes us forget ketchup and barbecue sauce 🙂

    To the breadcrumbs without crust I still have a question.

    How long do you let the breadcrumbs dry before finely grating?

    Thanks Sally


    • Hi Sally,

      Thanks for your yummy, yummy feedback!

      I’ll get right to your question about the dried rolls:

      The rolls should really be completely dry.
      3-4 days of dry storage, not in the fridge, is usually perfect.
      It is easier to cut off the crust beforehand.
      I usually use a box white bread, which is particularly nice to grate finely.

      Wish you good luck!

      Greetings Thomas


  • Surely succeeds and tastes delicious.

    Thank you and greetings Chang


    • 🙂 Thank you greeting Thomas


  • Hello Thomas, this is an excellent recipe and the signature of a great chef is evident.

    I have cooked your special fried chicken several times and it tastes like in Vienna, where I studied.

    My girlfriends like the dish very much and we cook this together next time we meet.

    My cooking question: How long and at what temperature can I keep the baked chicken pieces warm in the oven?

    Would really appreciate an answer!

    Greetings Sunny


    • Hi Sunny,

      Thanks for your great feedback.

      About your cooking question… Keeping the baked chicken pieces warm.

      —> 130°C ( 260°F) and maximum 20 minutes.

      🙂 BR Thomas


  • Oh my goodness. this is gorgeous. I love this chicken!


    • Thanks for your nice Feedback.


  • Brilliant, tastes better than in Vienna. Thanks to the chef!


    • Hello Ernst Klaus, nice feedback, although I always like it in Vienna! Kind regards Thomas


  • Hello dear Thomas,

    I had tried the fried chicken these days and thanks to your instructions the food turned out wonderful.

    I made it exactly as described and it turned out to be a wonderful dish.

    Kind regards and thank you for the valuable tips! Greetings Markus


    • Hello Markus,

      I am very happy!

      I wish you continued success, try the lemon chicken when you get a chance.

      Tastes amazing!