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  • 1/2 cups - all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoons - paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons - salt
  • 1/2 teaspoons - pepper
  • 3 1/2 pounds - cut-up whole chicken
  • - Vegetable oil
  • Directions:

    In shallow dish, mix flour, paprika, salt and pepper. Coat chicken with flour mixture.

    In 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil (1/4 inch) over medium-high heat. Cook chicken in oil, skin sides down, about 10 minutes or until light brown on all sides; reduce heat to low. Turn chicken skin sides up.

    Simmer uncovered about 20 minutes, without turning, until juice of chicken is clear when thickest part is cut to bone (170°F for breasts; 180°F for thighs and legs).

    Brief Description

    Classic comfort food. Make our juicy fried chicken in less than an hour.

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    Category:  Poultry

    Cuisine:  American

    Prep Time: 10 min
    Cook Time: 45 min


    Lighten it up: For 11 grams of fat and 250 calories per serving, remove skin from chicken before cooking. Use only 2 tablespoons oil in step 2.

    To make Buttermilk Fried Chicken: Increase flour to 1 cup. Dip chicken into 1 cup buttermilk before coating with flour mixture.


    Betty Crocker

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    August 23, 2013

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