Southern Fried Chicken

Southern Fried Chicken

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"This recipe is originally from Alabama, and has been passed down for generations."

Ingredients

35 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 491 cals
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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 491 kcal
  • 25%
  • Fat:
  • 32 g
  • 49%
  • Carbs:
  • 16.1g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 32.8 g
  • 66%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 97 mg
  • 32%
  • Sodium:
  • 94 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Season chicken pieces with salt, pepper, and paprika. Roll in flour.
  2. Add 1/2 to 3/4 inch oil to a large, heavy skillet. Heat to approximately 365 degrees F (185 degrees C). Place chicken pieces in hot oil. Cover, and fry until golden, turning once, 15 to 20 minutes. Drain on paper towels.

Footnotes

  • Editor's Note
  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.
  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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Can anyone give a helpful hint as to how to keep the flour mixture on the chicken? Mine came off in the oil as it always does and so there is no coating!!

This is a fabulous recipe, excellent tasting crispy chicken and doesn't take a rocket scientist to cook. I do have some additions,like others, adding 1 tsp garlic powder and 1 tsp onion powder....

From a southern girl, let me tell you this is the real thing! As someone else points out, soaking the chicken in ice water with salt is very important. Also, for those of you who had the flour ...