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Louella's Fried Chicken

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  Broiler chicken 3 Pound, cut up and soaked in brine (1 Piece)
  Buttermilk 1 Quart
  White lily self rising flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Salt 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground black pepper 1 Teaspoon
  Bacon drippings 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Lard 1 Cup (16 tbs)

Place the chicken pieces in a large bowl, pour in the buttermilk and place in the refrigerator to soak for 2 to 4 hours.
Combine the flour, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, and pepper in a shallow dish such as a pie plate.
Drain the chicken and dredge in the flour mixture.
Shake off excess flour.
Heat the bacon drippings and lard in a black iron skillet over medium-high heat until a small bit of flour pops when dropped in the fat.
Add the chicken, a few pieces at a time, skin side down.
Cover and cook the chicken for 15 to 20 minutes.
Remove the cover and turn the chicken over.
Cook for another 15 to 20 minutes.
The chicken is done when it is a light golden brown color.
Drain the chicken on paper towels before serving.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
25 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
65 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 653 Calories from Fat 396

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 44 g67.7%

Saturated Fat 15.7 g78.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 110.4 mg36.8%

Sodium 878.9 mg36.6%

Total Carbohydrates 33 g11.1%

Dietary Fiber 1.2 g4.8%

Sugars 0.1 g

Protein 28 g56%

Vitamin A 3.2% Vitamin C 3.2%

Calcium 15% Iron 16.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Louella's Fried Chicken Recipe