Perfect Fried Chicken
|All purpose flour||1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)|
|Ready to cook broiler fryer chicken||3 Pound (1 Whole)|
|Shortening||2 Cup (32 tbs) (For Deep Frying)|
Combine flour, paprika, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in plastic bag; add chicken pieces and shake.
Heat shortening (1/4 inch deep in skillet) till drop of water sizzles.
Brown meaty pieces first; then add remaining pieces (don't crowd).
Brown one side; turn with tongs.
When lightly browned, 15 to 20 minutes, reduce heat; cover tightly.
(If cover isn't tight, add 1 tablespoon water.) Cook till tender, 30 to 40 minutes.
Uncover last 10 minutes of cooking.
Makes 4 servings.
Note: Add 1/2 cup fine dry bread crumbs to flour for more crusty coating.
Serving size: Complete recipe
Calories 3455 Calories from Fat 2220
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 247 g380%
Saturated Fat 69.1 g345.3%
Trans Fat 5.4 g
Cholesterol 1020.5 mg340.2%
Sodium 956.6 mg39.9%
Total Carbohydrates 35 g11.5%
Dietary Fiber 3 g12%
Sugars 0.6 g
Protein 258 g516.3%
Vitamin A 90.8% Vitamin C 42.2%
Calcium 16.5% Iron 85.5%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet