Southern Style Fried Chicken

Southern Style Fried Chicken

Southern Fried Chicken Recipe Ingredients -
  • 3 lbs chicken pieces
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cups milk or buttermilk
  • Shortening or peanut oil for frying
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Paprika
Southern Fried Chicken Recipe Instructions :

First of all wash the chicken and pat each piece dry.

And then dip the chicken pieces in the milk or buttermilk and arrange them on wax paper.
Next is to sprinkle salt, paprika and pepper over them and dredge them in flour.
Leave the chicken to stand for 20 minutes and then dredge it again in the flour.
Heat the shortening or oil in a deep skillet so it comes 1 inch up the side.
Use an instant read thermometer to tell when the oil reaches 375 degrees F.
Cook 4 or 5 pieces of chicken at once in the skillet, keeping an eye on the temperature.
Do not cook too many pieces at once, else the oil temperature will fall a lot and this can make the chicken coating soggy.
Use tongs to turn the chicken so you don't puncture the meat.
Transfer the cooked chicken pieces to a platter and cook the other batch.
Put all the chicken back in the skillet, turn the heat to low and cover it.
You can stack the chicken if you need to.
Cook the chicken gently for 20 minutes or until it is tender.
Keep moving the chicken so it browns evenly.
Take the cover off the skillet and turn the heat back up to medium high to make the chicken crispy.

Make sure the chicken doesn't burn. Drain it and transfer it to a serving platter.
You can also keep it on a rack in the oven to keep it warm.(Serves 6 persons), enjoy it !

Light Batter Southern Fried Chicken Recipe

Light Batter Southern Fried Chicken Recipe

Southern Fried Chicken Recipe Ingredients -
  • 3 ½ lb fryer chicken
  • ¼ cup light cream
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ cup all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Cut the chicken into pieces, then wash and pat each piece dry.
Mix the salt, paprika, baking powder and pepper into the flour.
Dip the chicken in the light cream and then coat it thickly with the flour mixture.
Heat the oil in the skillet (or use shortening if you prefer) to 325 degrees F.
Add the coated chicken to the hot oil and brown it for 10 minutes all over.
Cover the skillet, reduce the heat to 225 degrees F and fry the chicken for about half an hour.
Take the lid off the pan and cook the chicken for 10 minutes more.

Classic Southern Fried Chicken

Classic Southern Fried Chicken
Southern Fried Chicken Recipe Ingredients -
  • 1 fryer chicken (2 ½ lbs - 3 lbs)
  • ⅓ cup Crisco
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 ¾ cups flour
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

Cut the chicken into pieces.

Mix the flour, salt and pepper in a bag, then add the chicken, a few pieces at a time, shaking it well to coat evenly.

Add the Crisco to a skillet and bring it to 360 degrees F over a medium high heat.

Fry the chicken pieces for about 35 minutes without covering the skillet.

Turn them several times during cooking so they brown evenly.

Southern Fried Chicken Recipe 1

Southern Fried Chicken Recipe 1

* 1 3-lb. fryer
* 1 tbsp. salt
* 1 tbsp. black pepper
* 2 eggs (beaten)
* 1/2 cup Pet milk
* 1/2 cup water
* 2 cups flour
* 1 tsp. paprika
* 1/4 tsp. ground thyme
* 1/2 tsp. granulated garlic
* 1 qt. oil for frying

Cut chicken in eight pieces. Season well with salt and pepper. Set aside. Mix eggs, milk, and water. Pour mixture over chicken. Let sit for 5 minutes.

In a heavy paper bag, mix flour, paprika, ground thyme, and granulated garlic. Place chicken in bag with flour mixture. Shake until chicken is well coated.

Heat oil in a Magnalite fryer — oil should reach 350°F. Place chicken in hot oil. Fry, turning as chicken browns. Heavy parts such as breast, thighs, and legs will take 15 to 20 minutes, wings about 10 to 15 minutes. Drain chicken on paper towels...enjoy the southern fried chicken !
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