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Southern Fried Chicken

Yield 6 servings.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried whole thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 (3-pound) broiler-fryer, cut up
  • Vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups canned ready-to-serve chicken broth
  • 2/3 cup whipping cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper

Nutrition Information

  • calories 652
  • caloriesfromfat 72 %
  • fat 51.8 g
  • satfat 16.2 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 32.1 g
  • carbohydrate 13.3 g
  • fiber 0.0 g
  • cholesterol 152 mg
  • iron 0.0 mg
  • sodium 605 mg
  • calcium 0.0 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 5 ingredients in a shallow dish; stir well. Dredge chicken pieces in flour mixture, coating each piece well.

  2. Pour oil to depth of 1 inch into a large heavy skillet; heat to 350°. Fry chicken over medium heat 20 to 25 minutes or until golden, turning to brown all sides. Drain well on paper towels.

  3. Pour off all but 1/4 cup drippings from skillet; place skillet over medium heat. Add 1/4 cup flour, and cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, 6 minutes or until browned. Gradually add broth and cream; cook, stirring constantly, until thickened and bubbly. Stir in 1/4 teaspoon salt and white pepper. Serve with chicken.

Light and Luscious