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Fried Chicken Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Crilly Butler
Added: Tuesday, October 6, 2009

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Frying chicken pieces (legs, thighs, breasts, wings, etc., as desired)
All-purpose wheat flour (enough)
Cayenne pepper
Dill weed
Black pepper
Kosher salt
Canola oil

Directions:
Directions:
Heat sufficient oil for frying in one or more frying pans. In a plastic or paper bag, add sufficient flour for the amount of chicken, then add cayenne pepper, salt and dill weed to taste. Thoroughly mix these ingredients in the bag.

Wash the chicken pieces well, then toss pieces into the bag. Close and seal the bag and shake until all chicken pieces are thoroughly coated with the flour mixture.

The secret to making great fried chicken is as follows:

1. Chicken is cooked in two stages: searing stage and simmering stage.
2. Oil should be nearly smoking hot before first adding chicken to frying pans (the high heat instantly sears the batter, sealing in the chicken and preventing the oil from penetrating.
3. Keep the frying pans on high heat during all of the searing stage.
4. Turn the chicken often (every 2-3 minutes) and sprinkle additional salt and black pepper on the chicken each time itís turned.
5. When the chicken is well-seared (golden brown to brown) on both sides, cover and turn heat to low. This begins the simmering stage.
6. Continue cooking the chicken for one hour.

When the chicken has finished cooking, place on several layers of paper towels to absorb the oil, then plate.

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Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
90 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Great with potato salad, green salad and corn on the cob!

 

 

 

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