Recipe courtesy of
Episode: Fried Chicken
Total:
1 hr 40 min
Active:
20 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds Chicken, quartered
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups vegetable shortening or corn oil
  • 2 large onions, thickly sliced

Directions

Soak chicken pieces in salted water (1 tablespoon of salt per quart of water) for at least 1 hour. Pat dry.

Mix flour, paprika, salt and pepper in a large plastic bag. Coat the chicken with the seasoned flour mixture.

Heat the shortening in a large deep skillet over medium-high heat to 360 degrees F. Toss the onions in the hot oil and fry until dark brown, about 12 minutes (the browned onions flavor the oil). Shake any excess flour from the chicken pieces then add them to the onions. Fry the chicken until it is crisp and brown on the first side, about 10 minutes. Turn the pieces of chicken over and continue cooking until the juices run clear, approximately 20 minutes (remember the legs may take a little longer than the breasts). Transfer the chicken to a rack to drain. Discard the onions. Serve the chicken hot or at room temperature.

A viewer or guest of the show, who may not be a professional cook, provided this recipe. It has not been tested for home use.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Chicken with Spinach

Chicken Shumai

Recipe courtesy of Bill Hurren

Fried Chicken

Recipe courtesy of Chuck Hughes

Fried Chicken

Recipe courtesy of Tyler Florence

Fried Chicken

Recipe courtesy of Tyler Florence

Fried Chicken

Cooking Tips

How to Poach Eggs Perfectly

Watch videos from Cooking Channel shows and chefs. Learn to prepare feature recipes and relive your favorite moments

On TV

Compete to Eat

7:30am | 6:30c

Compete to Eat

8:30am | 7:30c

Emeril's Florida

9:30am | 8:30c

Unwrapped

10am | 9c

Unwrapped

10:30am | 9:30c

Unwrapped

11am | 10c

Unwrapped

11:30am | 10:30c

Unwrapped 2.0

12pm | 11c

Unwrapped 2.0

12:30pm | 11:30c

Unwrapped 2.0

1pm | 12c

Unwrapped 2.0

1:30pm | 12:30c

Unique Eats

2pm | 1c

Unique Eats

2:30pm | 1:30c

Unique Eats

3pm | 2c

Unique Eats

3:30pm | 2:30c

Unique Sweets

4:30pm | 3:30c

Unique Sweets

5:30pm | 4:30c

Unique Sweets

6:30pm | 5:30c

Carnival Eats

7:30pm | 6:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Carnival Eats

8pm | 7c

Carnival Eats

8:30pm | 7:30c

Carnival Eats

9:30pm | 8:30c

Cheap Eats

10pm | 9c

Cheap Eats

10:30pm | 9:30c

Good Eats

11pm | 10c

Good Eats

11:30pm | 10:30c

Carnival Eats

12am | 11c

Carnival Eats

12:30am | 11:30c

Carnival Eats

1am | 12c

Carnival Eats

1:30am | 12:30c

Cheap Eats

2am | 1c

Cheap Eats

2:30am | 1:30c

Good Eats

3am | 2c

Good Eats

3:30am | 2:30c

So Much Pretty Food Here