Skillet Fried Chicken Recipe

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Skillet Fried Chicken

Tana DiRaimo

By
@tdiraimo

This is a Tennessean recipe from The James K. Polk Cookbook.


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Serves:

4-5

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Pan Fry

Ingredients

1 c
flour
1 1/2 tsp
salt
1/2 tsp
pepper
1 (2lb)
frying chicken, cut up or 2 lbs chicken parts
3/4 c
shortening

MIX FLOUR, SALT & PEPPER IN A BAG OR DEEP DISH PIE PAN

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Melt shortening in large heavy, preferably cast-iron, skillet. Place chicken in medium hot shortening and fry on one side for 10 minutes. Lower heat; cover and cook 5 minutes. Turn chicken pieces and return heat to medium; fry on second side 10 minutes. Lower heat, cover and cook 5 minutes. Cook uncovered a few minutes more for crispy crust. Remove chicken and drain on paper towels
2
CREAM GRAVY

3 tablespoons fat from cooking chicken
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 cups water or 1 cup milk and 1 cup water
Salt and pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS:
Return fat to skillet and add flour. Stir and scrape crusts from sides and bottom of skillet. Cook over low heat 2-3 minutes. Add liquid, correct seasons, and cook over medium heat 3-4 minutes. Serve gravy over hot biscuits, mashed potatoes, or rice.
3
NOTE: The flavor of chicken is greatly improved if it is properly stored when purchased; that is, rinsed, drained, lightly salted, and stored in refrigerator overnight or soaked in cold salt water 1 hour before cooking.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Quick & Easy