REC: Fried Chicken

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Registered: 04-01-2002
REC: Fried Chicken
Sat, 04-05-2003 - 7:14am
Fried chicken is probably my favorite food. I like it with rice, which

is what I am fixing tonight. I thought I'd share my fried chicken recipe

and see if anyone else has a good one. I am always looking to fry the

perfect chicken.

Fried Chicken:


whole chicken

1 1/2 c. flour (add more f needed)

1 tsp. seasoned salt

1 tsp. white pepper

1/2 tsp. poultry seasoning

shortening (about 1 c.) melted

I cut up and skin the chicken. Then I soak it in buttermilk for at least

2 hours. Then mix the flour and seasonings. Dredge the chicken pieces

through the flour mixture. Slowly place the pieces in the melted shortening

(I cook it in an electric skillet). Use a medium heat setting. Cook for

about 25 minutes, until the juices run clear.

I can't wait to see if anyone else has a good fried chicken recipe.

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Tue, 04-08-2003 - 9:42am
Hi Tracy... Mmmm... you got me hankerin' for some fried chicken now and it's only 9:30 am! LOL Fried chicken is one of my favorites too. I do mine almost exactly like you but I add some paprika to my flour mixture to give it a wonderful color. Don't know if it enhances the flavor but it does look good! LOL

I also love the idea of putting a dry ranch dressing mix in the flour too.. I'm gonna hve to try that soon for a change!

Have a great day!!

*** Daisy ***

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Registered: 03-25-2003
Mon, 04-07-2003 - 1:58pm
Let me know how it works out for you. I also use it on chicken fried steak and pork chops (though not anymore because I now hate pork ~ I had a pork roast turn bad in my 'fridge and the smell has stayed with me ~ Ugh forever.) I think the secret is in how chicken is fried, though. Sort of like making bread ~ there is a touch to it.

And I think Southern folks have their finger on that button. :) K

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Registered: 04-01-2002
Sun, 04-06-2003 - 4:59pm
LOL about the chicken skin. I LOVE the skin (my favorite thing about deli chicken) but just cannot bring myself to leave it on at home. I have never tried the double dredge. I'll give it a whirl next time.

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Registered: 03-25-2003
Sun, 04-06-2003 - 9:28am
the only thing I do differently is that I dredge the meat in seasoned flour, then I use an eggs, salt and pepper mixture; then back into the flour or I use breadcrumbs and seasoning, then to the fryer. (I also take the skin off, but secretly love the skin on).

Mmmm, you've got me thinking about Sunday supper.

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Registered: 03-28-2003
Sat, 04-05-2003 - 9:08pm
Lurker here with a tip.

I make the chicken just like yours but sometimes I add a pkt of hidden valley ranch to the flour ingredients and it gives the chicken a little kick.