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Perfect Fried Chicken

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  All purpose flour 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Salt 1 Tablespoon
  Paprika 1 Tablespoon
  Pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Broiler fryer 3 Pound, cut up (ready to cook)
  Ready to cook broiler fryer chicken 3 Pound, cut up

Combine flour and seasonings in paper or plastic bag; add 2 or 3 pieces of chicken at a time and shake.
Place on rack to let coating dry.
Heat fat (1/4 - inch deep in skillet) till it will sizzle a drop of water.
Brown meaty pieces first; then slip others in.
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 until tender, 30 to 40 minutes.
Uncover last 10 minutes to crisp.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 6238 Calories from Fat 3722

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 413 g635.1%

Saturated Fat 117.7 g588.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 2041.1 mg680.4%

Sodium 7736.5 mg322.4%

Total Carbohydrates 80 g26.7%

Dietary Fiber 8.2 g32.7%

Sugars 1.8 g

Protein 518 g1036.4%

Vitamin A 234.4% Vitamin C 90.4%

Calcium 34.4% Iron 180.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Perfect Fried Chicken Recipe