Traditional Southern Fried Chicken

Prep Time 10 min
Cook Time 25 Min
Servings 4
Difficulty Easy

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp. salt
  • 3/4 tsp. pepper
  • 3/4 tsp. paprika
  • 1 (3 lb.) pkg. cut up broiler-fryer chicken (8 pieces)
  • Crisco® Pure Vegetable Oil

Directions

  • Step 1

    COMBINE flour, salt, pepper and paprika in large resealable plastic bag or shallow bowl.

  • Step 2

    ADD chicken to flour mixture, two at a time, turning to coat completely. Let stand on wire rack 10 minutes to set coating.

  • Step 3

    HEAT 1/2-inch deep oil to 350°F in 12-inch skillet over medium heat. Add chicken and cook, uncovered, 8 minutes. Turn chicken. Cook an additional 8 to 10 minutes or until deep golden brown and internal temperature reaches 180°F, turning chicken during the last few minutes for even browning. Drain on paper towels.

  • Step 4

    TRADITIONAL BUTTERMILK FRIED CHICKEN: Combine 3 cups buttermilk and 2 teaspoons salt in large resealable plastic bag. Add chicken. Seal bag and turn to coat chicken. Chill several hours or overnight, turning bag occasionally. Drain chicken; pat dry with paper towels. Prepare as instructed above.

Serving size
(1/4 of recipe)

  • Calories 420
  • Calories from Fat190g
  • Total Fat 21g
  • Saturated Fat 6g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 130mg
  • Sodium 560mg
  • Potassium 0mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 12g
  • Dietary Fiber 1g
  • Sugars 0g
  • Protein 42g
  • Vitamin A 0%
  • Vitamin C 0%
  • Vitamin D 0%
  • Calcium 0%
  • Thiamin 0%
  • Niacin 0%
  • Zinc 0%
  • Riboflavin 0%
  • Iron 0%

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