Rating: 4.5 stars
265 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 184
  • 4 star values: 51
  • 3 star values: 20
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 3

This was my grandmother's and mother's recipe. It is 125 plus years old. If you are going to fry anything, let it be a frying size chicken. Cut your calories some other way! Start a new tradition, as I have, of fried chicken on Christmas Day!

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat the shortening in a large, cast iron skillet over medium-high heat.

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  • In a brown paper lunch bag, combine the flour, salt, and pepper. Shake two chicken pieces in the bag to coat, and place them in the skillet. Repeat until all of the chicken is coated and in the skillet.

  • Fry the chicken over medium-high heat until all of the pieces have been browned on both sides. Turn the heat to medium-low, cover, and cook for 25 minutes. Remove the lid, and increase heat to medium-high. Continue frying until chicken pieces are a deep golden brown, and the juices run clear.

Nutrition Facts

351 calories; protein 26g; carbohydrates 26.5g; fat 14.7g; cholesterol 71.8mg; sodium 358.4mg. Full Nutrition
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