Crisco's Super Crisp Country Fried Chicken

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  • add   1 teaspoon paprika
  • add   1 cup all-purpose flour
  • add   1/2 cup milk
  • add   1 (2.5-3 lb) frying chicken, cut up or use chicken pieces
  • add   Crisco shortening (for frying)
  • add   2 teaspoons garlic salt
  • add   1/4 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • add   1 teaspoon black pepper
  • add   1 egg


  1. Combine milk and egg in medium bowl; set aside.
  2. Combine flour, garlic salt, paprika, pepper and poultry seasoning in paper or plastic bag. Add a few pieces of chicken at a time. Shake to coat.
  3. Dip chicken in milk-egg mixture. Shake second time in flour mixture. Skillet or deep fry in Crisco (see below).
  4. To skillet fry, heat 1/2 to 1-inch Crisco to 365° in electric or in large heavy skillet on medium-high heat. Brown chicken on all sides. Reduce heat to 275° or medium-low heat. Continue cooking until chicken is tender about 30-40 minutes. Do not cover. Turn chicken several times during cooking. Drain on paper towels.
  5. To deep fry, heat 2 or 3-inches Crisco to 365° in deep fryer or deep saucepan. Fry chicken for 15-18 minutes. Drain on paper towels.
  6. For extra spicy chicken, increase black pepper to 2 teaspoons and poultry seasoning to 1/2 teaspoon.