Picnic Fried Chicken

Southern Living
6 servings


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2 (2-pound) whole chickens, cut up
2 cups milk
1 large egg
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons salt
2 teaspoons pepper
3 cups shortening
2 teaspoons salt


Rinse chicken with cold water; pat dry, and set aside.

Whisk together milk and egg in a bowl. Combine flour, 2 tablespoons salt, and pepper in a heavy-duty zip-top plastic bag.

Dip 2 chicken pieces in milk mixture. Place in plastic bag; seal and shake to coat. Remove chicken; repeat procedure with remaining pieces.

Melt shortening in a Dutch oven over medium heat; heat to 350°. Fry chicken, in batches, 10 minutes on each side or until done and golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Sprinkle evenly with 2 teaspoons salt.

Created date

December 2001