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Fried Chicken Recipe

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Chantel Hollenshead Sokol - "fried chicken, barefoot & pregnant"

 

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Chantel Hollenshead Sokol
Added: Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 broiler/fryer chicken, cut into 8 pieces
2 c. low fat buttermilk
2 T. kosher salt
2 T. Hungarian paprika
2 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. cayenne pepper
flour, for dredging
vegetable shortening, for frying

Directions:
Directions:
Place chicken pieces into a plastic container and cover with buttermilk. Cover and refrigerate for 12 to 24 hr.
Melt enough shortening (over low heat) to come just 1/8-inch up the side of a 12"cast-iron skillet or heavy fry pan. Once shortening liquefies raise heat to 325 . Do not allow oil to go over 325.

Drain chicken in a colander. Combine salt, paprika, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper. Liberally season chicken with this mixture. Dredge chicken in flour and shake off excess. Place chicken skin side down into the pan. Put thighs in the center, and breast and legs around the edge of the pan. The oil should come half way up the pan. Cook chicken until golden brown on each side, approximately 10 to 12 min. per side.

Drain chicken on a rack over a sheet pan. If you need to hold the chicken before serving, cover loosely with foil but avoid holding in a warm oven, especially if it's a gas oven.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Chantel is the wife of J. T. Sokol, the daughter of Jerry and Barbara (Chandler) Hollenshead and the granddaughter of Virginia (Rogers) Hollenshead & the late John Hollenshead. Once a year, and once a year only, I fry chicken for J.T. His birthday menu consists of fried chicken and gravy, macaroni salad, cheddar bay biscuits, and broccoli. The seasoning on this chicken is what makes it so good!

 

 

 

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