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Country Fried Chicken

Prep Time:20 min
Cook Time:40 min
Yield:4 servings


  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/4 cups Pillsbury BEST™ All Purpose Flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 3/4 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1 (2 1/2 to 3 lbs.) broiler-fryer chicken, cut up
  • 1 cup Crisco® All-Vegetable Shortening
  • OR 1 stick Crisco® Baking Sticks All-Vegetable Shortening


  1. 1.
    COMBINE milk and egg in a small bowl; beat with fork until frothy. Combine flour, salt, pepper, paprika and poultry seasoning in resealable plastic bag.

  2. 2.
    SHAKE chicken in seasoned flour to coat evenly. Dip into milk mixture. Shake chicken a second time in seasoned flour until thoroughly coated.

  3. 3.
    HEAT shortening in electric or large heavy straight-sided frying pan until it reaches a temperature of 365ºF. Fry chicken uncovered until brown on bottom, about 10 to 15 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low; turn chicken over. Cover; fry 15 minutes. Uncover; continue frying 5 to 10 minutes until chicken is crisp and instant-read thermometer reaches 165°F.


Serving Size (1/4 of recipe), Calories 570 (Calories from Fat 290), Total Fat 32g (Saturated Fat 9g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 160mg, Sodium 1010mg, Total Carbohydrate 24g (Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 1g), Protein 42g; Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 10%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 6%, Iron 20%.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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The BEST! I have now prepared this recipe 3 times. My family loves it! Do not be afraid to experiment with this very forgiving recipe. You can't go wrong! March 14, 2013
I'm hooked! Great recipe! I love this one not only because of the simpllicity but for the ingredients! In the past I have used vegetable oil for making fried chicken but I had run out. I always keep Crisco shortening for pies, etc and so I used this instead. thgere is a delicious dfifference! I will use the all vegetable Crisco shortening from now on when frying my chicken! I use a cast iron dutch oven for my fried chicken and the Crisco shortening cooks up very evenly! I am hooked on this Crisco shortening! February 10, 2013
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