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
- Black pepper
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 !