Crispy Southern Fried Chicken

Crispy Southern Fried Chicken

Tags: Main Course

  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 30 min
  • Ready Time: 50 min
  • Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 large egg
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 3/4 cups Crisco® Pure Vegetable Oil, divided
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 cup Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose Flour
  • 1 (2 1/2 lb.) frying chicken, cut into pieces
  • OR 2 1/2 pounds chicken pieces

Preparation Directions

  • BEAT together egg, water and 1/4 cup oil in large bowl. Add sugar, salt and flour. Mix until smooth.
  • HEAT remaining 1 1/2 cups oil to 360ºF in deep skillet. Dip chicken pieces, one piece at a time, into batter. Fry 20 to 30 minutes or until juices run clear when pierced with a fork (165ºF). Turn chicken often for even browning.
  • TIP For spicier chicken, add 1 teaspoon paprika and 1/4 teaspoon pepper to batter.

Nutritional Information Per Serving

Serving Size (1/4 of recipe), Calories 750 (Calories from Fat 510), Total Fat 48g (Saturated Fat 11g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 195mg, Sodium 1310mg, Total Carbohydrate 20g (Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 2g), Protein 39g; Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 6%, Vitamin C 4%, Calcium 4%, Iron 15%.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.