This, of course, is not the real "secret" Kentucky fried chicken recipe, but it sure tastes like it.
KFC chicken isn't something any of us is going to eat every day, but when you want that down home fried chicken experience, it sure does hit the spot!
Ingredients: 1 whole chicken, cut into pieces 2 to 3 eggs, beaten 3 to 4 tablespoons oil for frying
Coating Mixture: 2 cups flour 4 teaspoons paprika 2 1/2 teaspoons salt 1/2 to 1 teaspoon pepper 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning 1 teaspoon thyme 1 teaspoon oregano 1 teaspoon tarragon 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt 1/2 teaspoon onion salt 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
Directions: Mix together all the coating ingredients and place in a clean plastic bag. Dip each piece into beaten egg, then into the flour mixture in the bag. Coat the chicken completely with the flour mixture.
Place the oil in a skillet and heat. Brown the chicken in oil slowly (225ºF if you are using an electric skillet), uncovered. Cover the skillet and continue to fry at a very low heat until the chicken is fully cooked, approximately 1 hour.
Drain well on paper towels.
Tips and Variations:
This recipe can be prepared using a deep fryer and is actually perfect for the fryer. Follow the directions on your fryer.
Make sure your oil is hot before adding the chicken. The chicken shouldn't be greasy when it is cooked in hot oil, but if the oil is cool, it will absorb the grease.
Nutritional Analysis Per Serving
Calories from Fat 198;
Total Fat 22.0g; Saturated Fat 4.6g;
Trans Fat 0.0g;
Cholesterol 311mg; Sodium 1807mg; Total Carbohydrates 50.4g; Dietary Fiber 3.0g;
Vitamin A 26%; Vitamin C 4%; Calcium 8%; Iron 40%
(Percentages based on a 2000 calorie per day diet)