Perfect Fried Chicken Recipe

Perfect Fried Chicken picture

Summary

CuisineCourse
MethodMain Ingredient

Ingredients

 All purpose flour1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
 Paprika1 Teaspoon
 Ready to cook broiler fryer chicken3 Pound (1 Whole)
 Shortening2 Cup (32 tbs) (For Deep Frying)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3455 Calories from Fat 2220

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 247 g380%

Saturated Fat 69.1 g345.3%

Trans Fat 5.4 g

Cholesterol 1020.5 mg

Sodium 956.6 mg39.9%

Total Carbohydrates 35 g11.5%

Dietary Fiber 3 g12%

Sugars 0.6 g

Protein 258 g516.3%

Vitamin A 90.8% Vitamin C 42.2%

Calcium 16.5% Iron 85.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

Combine flour, paprika, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in plastic bag; add chicken pieces and shake.
Heat shortening (1/4 inch deep in skillet) till drop of water sizzles.
Brown meaty pieces first; then add remaining pieces (don't crowd).
Brown one side; turn with tongs.
When lightly browned, 15 to 20 minutes, reduce heat; cover tightly.
(If cover isn't tight, add 1 tablespoon water.) Cook till tender, 30 to 40 minutes.
Uncover last 10 minutes of cooking.
Makes 4 servings.
Note: Add 1/2 cup fine dry bread crumbs to flour for more crusty coating.
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