fried chicken recipe

This is a great fried chicken recipe! It may be a bit time consuming, but it is a very easy dish to make. If you have a deep fryer, it will make the whole process quicker and easier. If you do not have a deep fryer, you can use a deeper skillet which will work just as good, but you will need to be careful not to get grease splattering on you. If this is your first time frying food, make sure to not over crowd the skillet as this will lower the temperature of the grease which will cause the food to cook longer and the batter will get soggy. The higher the temperature, the crispier the chicken.

For this recipe, I added spices of pepper and paprika to the flour, which gives it a spicier flavor. If you do not want to have spicier chicken, you can omit these two spices and just add the salt along with the flour. 

You will need the following for this dish:

  • 8 Chicken pieces, drumsticks or thighs.
  • 1-2 C. Flour
  • 2 Eggs
  • Vegetable Oil
  • 4 T. Paprika
  • 1 1/2 t. Salt
  • 1 1/2 t. Pepper

Want a healthier version? Instead of frying the chicken, bake 'em!

To prepare this dish, start by pre-heating the skillet with oil or pre-heating the deep fryer. If you are going to use a skillet, pour vegetable oil (I prefer Wesson) about 1 inch deep in the skillet. Then, wash/clean the chicken. Pat dry with a towel.  In a bowl, lightly beat 2 eggs. In one plate, put 2 cups of flour mixture (mix the paprika, salt, and pepper with the flour) and in another plate, put the egg mixture.

When the oil or deep fryer is ready, dip the chicken pieces one at a time in the egg mixture, then in the flour. Place in the hot oil or deep fryer. 

*Cook for about 15 minutes or until done. Depending on the size of the chicken, it may take less or more time than indicated.

On a plate, place a couple of paper towels on it. As the chicken is removed from the oil, place the chicken on the paper towels (This will soak up the extra grease).

To keep warm, use tin foil but "tent it" so it won't trap the moisture in and soften the crisp fried chicken.

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