Easy Chicken

Easy Chicken is a simple recipe for fried chicken breasts, legs or wings. The only thing that takes any amount of time is that the chicken requires an hour soaking in salt water. You might want to skip this step, but I find it necessary to get the full taste and ensure that the chicken is light and tender when cooked. Submitted by David McCarthy, Australia

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs cut up chicken
  • 1 cup flour
  • salt
  • pepper to taste
  • 2 Tbsp paprika
  • 2 cups Crisco or corn oil (Olive oil will not achieve the required temperature for frying chicken)
  • onion rings

Method

Soak cut up chicken in salted water (1 tbsp of salt per quart of water) for 1 hour. Pat dry.

In a bag, mix flour, salt, pepper to taste, and paprika. Shake chicken pieces (2 at a time) in flour mixture, covering well.

Place Crisco or corn oil in large skillet. Heat to medium-medium high temperature.

Before adding chicken, throw in thickly sliced onion rings when oil is hot.

Fry chicken until tender, crisp and brown, approximately 20 minutes. Turn after 10 minutes.

Test one with fork to check if done.

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