Southern Fried Chicken Recipe
This recipe is originally from Alabama, and has been passed down for generations.
Original recipe yields 6 servings
1 (3 pound) whole chicken, cut into pieces
1 cup all-purpose flour
salt to taste
ground black pepper to taste
1 teaspoon paprika
1 quart vegetable oil for frying
Season chicken pieces with salt, pepper, and paprika. Roll in flour.
Add 1/2 to 3/4 inch oil to a large, heavy skillet. Heat to approximately 365 degrees F (185 degrees C). Place chicken pieces in hot oil. Cover, and fry until golden, turning once, 15 to 20 minutes. Drain on paper towels.