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.