Southern Fried Chicken

Southern Fried Chicken

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Cindy Garrick 0

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

Ingredients 35 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 491 cals

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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.
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  • 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.
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cookingood
10/3/2006

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!!

TREXNONNY
7/9/2005

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. I also mix it all together with the flour in a plastic ziploc bag then pour it into a glass pie pan to dredge. If you want Popeyes style chicken, add 1/2 to 1 tsp of cayenne pepper to your flour mixture. I also always use a hint given to me by a wonderful elderly black southern lady; 20 minutes before cooking your chicken, place in a bath of ice water and pour a liberal amount of salt in and let it sit. This helps with those icky blood vessels than can appear in or near the bone. Finally, I never ever "quick cook" chicken. I have fried chicken for years, giving it up for health reasons, but have found 45 minutes of cooking time are needed especially for dark meat pieces and I repeatedly turn my chicken every 10 minutes or so to evenly cook, cooking the last 10 minutes at around 325 degrees (I use an electric skillet) to keep from burning the crust.

BOORAD484
6/7/2007

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 fall off the chicken while cooking, that comes from not allowing the oil to heat properly.