Timely Fried Chicken

Timely Fried ChickenRecipe


8 to 10 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 30 Minutes
Cook: 45 Minutes
Chill: 2 Hours


3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons paprika
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
3 large eggs
1/3 cup milk
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 (2- to 3-pound) whole chickens cut up
Vegetable oil


Stir together first 3 ingredients in a shallow dish. Whisk together eggs, milk, and lemon juice in a bowl. Dredge chicken in flour mixture, dip in egg mixture, and dredge again in flour mixture. Chill 2 hours.

Pour oil to a depth of 1/2 inch into an electric skillet; heat to 375°. Fry chicken, in batches, 10 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Reduce heat to 250°; cover and cook 25 minutes or until done. Drain on paper towels.