extra-crispy-traditional-fried-chicken

Extra-Crispy Traditional Fried Chicken

Prep Time:
20 min

Cook Time:
30 Min

Servings:
4 to 6 Servings

Difficulty:
Easy

Prep Time:
20 min

Cook Time:
30 Min

Servings:
4 to 6 Servings

Difficulty:
Easy

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/2 C. all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 3/4 tsp. Spice Islands® Paprika
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3 lbs. bone-in chicken thighs and drumsticks
  • Crisco® Pure Vegetable Oil

DIRECTIONS

  1. COMBINE flour, salt, pepper and paprika in medium bowl. Whisk eggs in separate medium bowl.
  2. ADD chicken to flour mixture, 1 to 2 pieces at a time, turning to coat completely. Using tongs, dip in eggs to coat. Return to flour mixture, turning to coat completely. Let stand on wire rack 10 minutes to set coating.
  3. HEAT 1/2-inch deep oil or melted shortening in 12-inch skillet over medium heat to 350°F. Add chicken and cook, uncovered, 8 minutes. Turn chicken. Cook an additional 9 to 11 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.
  4. EXTRA CRISPY BUTTERMILK FRIED CHICKEN: Combine 3 C. buttermilk and 2 tsp. 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.

Nutrition

Serving size
(1/4 of recipe)

  • Calories 730
  • Calories from Fat390g
  • Total Fat 45g
  • Saturated Fat 9g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 280mg
  • Sodium 2150mg
  • Potassium 0mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 28g
  • Dietary Fiber 1g
  • Sugars 0g
  • Protein 53g
  • 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