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Discover how to make fried chicken that will make even the best Southern cooks proud. This easy fried chicken recipe is seasoned with a spoonful of garlic salt and paprika for a crunchy, craveable coating.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


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  • Place chicken in an extra-large bowl. Cover with lightly salted water. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 3 hours. Drain. Place chicken pieces in a self-sealing plastic bag set in a large bowl. Pour buttermilk over chicken. Close bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 8 hours or overnight. Drain chicken, discarding the buttermilk.

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  • In a shallow dish combine flour, garlic salt, and paprika. Generously coat the chicken pieces with the flour mixture. Sprinkle chicken pieces with salt and pepper.

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  • In a large skillet heat the oil over medium-high heat. Fry the chicken pieces, half at a time, in the hot oil for 2 to 4 minutes, turning to brown evenly. Transfer browned chicken pieces to a 3-quart rectangular baking dish.

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  • Bake in a 375 degree F oven for 35 to 45 minutes or until chicken is tender and no longer pink (an instant-read thermometer inserted into chicken breast pieces needs to register 170 degrees F and inserted into chicken thighs and legs needs to register 180 degrees F). Makes 6 to 8 servings.

Dietary exchanges:

1-1/2 starch, 3-1/2 medium-fat meat, 1 fat.


To make 4 cups sour milk, place 1/4 cup lemon juice or vinegar in a 4-cup glass measuring cup. Add enough milk to make 4 cups liquid; stir. Let the mixture stand for 5 minutes before using it.

Nutrition Facts

426 calories; 22 g total fat; 5 g saturated fat; 81 mg cholesterol; 458 mg sodium. 25 g carbohydrates; 1 g fiber; 30 g protein;


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