Timely Fried Chicken

Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 45 minutes
Chill time: 2 hours
Yields: 8 to 10 servings


3 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons paprika

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

3 large eggs

1/3 cup milk

2 tablespoons lemon juice

2 (2- to 3-pound) whole chickens cut up

Vegetable oil

How to Make It

Stir together first 3 ingredients in a shallow dish. Whisk together eggs, milk, and lemon juice in a bowl. Dredge chicken in flour mixture, dip in egg mixture, and dredge again in flour mixture. Chill 2 hours.

Pour oil to a depth of 1/2 inch into an electric skillet; heat to 375°. Fry chicken, in batches, 10 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Reduce heat to 250°; cover and cook 25 minutes or until done. Drain on paper towels.


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