Doesn't that fried chicken look delicious?
This recipe and photo comes from Taste of the South Magazine, featuring authentic delicious southern recipes. Check it out, along with their family of magazines. Awesome recipes!
- 1 (3- to 4-pound) whole chicken, cut into 8 pieces
- 1½ cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons salt
- ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
- ½ teaspoon ground red pepper
- Vegetable oil for frying
Rinse chicken pieces, pat dry.
Combine flour, salt, paprika, and red pepper. Mix well.
Heat oil (in a depth of 2 inches) to 350° over medium-high heat in a deep cast-iron skillet or large heavy Dutch oven. The Captain and I use a deep fryer.
Work in batches! Coat chicken in flour mixture and gently shake to remove excess.
Fry chicken for 4 to 5 minutes per side, or until a thermometer inserted in the thickest part of chicken registers 180°.
Adjust heat as needed to maintain oil temperature.
Drain chicken on paper towels.