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Crispy Fried Chicken

Crispy Fried Chicken


1-1/2 cups/375 mL all-purpose flour
1 tsp/5 mL Watkins Pure Ground Black Pepper
1 tsp/5 mL Watkins Chicken Soup & Gravy Base
1 tsp/5 mL Watkins Organic Paprika
3/4 tsp/4 mL poultry seasoning
1/4 tsp/1.2 mL Watkins Organic Chili Powder
2 chickens (3 pounds/1.4 kg each) cut into serving-size pieces
2 tsp/10 mL seasoning salt
1/2 cup/125 mL vegetable oil
1/4 cup/60 mL butter


In large plastic or brown bag, combine flour and next five ingredients. Sprinkle chicken on all sides with Seasoning Salt; shake chicken pieces in the seasoned flour and lay on waxed paper while oil is heating. In 12-inch/30-cm skillet, heat oil and butter over medium-high heat until hot. Carefully add chicken, skin side down; cook until golden brown, about 10 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels. (Keep warm, if desired.) Repeat with remaining chicken. Serve hot or at room temperature.