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Timely Fried Chicken

Southern Living NOVEMBER 1998

  • Yield: 8 to 10 servings
  • Cook time:45 Minutes
  • Prep time:30 Minutes
  • Chill:2 Hours

Ingredients

  • 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

Preparation

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.

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