Crispy Southern Fried Chicken

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 40 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 30 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Ingredients

1 large egg

2/3 cup water

1 3/4 cups Crisco® Pure Vegetable Oil, divided

2 tsps. sugar

2 tsps. salt

3/4 cup Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose Flour

1 (2 1/2 lb.) frying chicken, cut into pieces or 2 1/2 lbs. chicken pieces

Directions

  1. BEAT together egg, water and 1/4 cup oil in large bowl. Add sugar, salt and flour. Mix until smooth.
  2. HEAT remaining 1 1/2 cups oil to 360 degrees F 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 (165 degrees F). Turn chicken often for even browning.

Cook’s Note

For spicier chicken, add 1 teaspoon paprika and 1/4 teaspoon pepper to batter.

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