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Mrs. Bradford's Tasty Fried Chicken Recipe

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This recipe for Mrs. Bradford's Tasty Fried Chicken, by , is from Harry's Favorite Recipes Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Lee Thomas
Added: Friday, October 3, 2008


1/4 cup bacon drippings or vegetable shortening
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3 teaspoons seasoned salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
3/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
1 3 - to 3 1/2 pound fryer chicken, cut up

1. Wash chicken, pat dry, and set aside. In a brown paper bag or a plastic bag, add flour and seasoning; shake well. Place chicken in the bag, a piece at a time, and shake to coat. Shake excess flour from each piece and place it on a plate.
2. Coat the chicken a second time.
3. In a large cast-iron skillet, over medium heat, melt bacon drippings and enough shortening to make I inch of cooking oil
4. When oil is hot, add chicken and fry until brown on all sides. Cover skillet, reduce heat to medium-low, and continue to fry for an additional 25 to 30 minutes, until the chicken is tender and its juices run clear when pierced with a fork.
5. Remove cover from skillet during the last 15 minutes of cooking.




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