Thursday, May 14, 2009

National Dance Like a Chicken Day!

Why did the Fritter Chicks cross the road? Because we smelled southern fried chicken on the other side! Fritter Chicks, today is National Dance Like a Chicken Day! That's right! You get an excuse to shake your tail feathers! Why only do the chicken dance at weddings when you can boogie all day long? In honor of today, we would like you to fry um...try this recipe! How do you like your chicken?

Southern Fried Chicken

1 (3 pound) Chicken, cut into 8 pieces
1 tablespoon Salt
1 tablespoon Fresh Ground Pepper
2 Eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup Evaporated Milk
2 cup All-Purpose Flour
1 teaspoon Paprika
1/4 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1 quart Vegetable Oil


Season the chicken with salt and pepper.

In a large bowl, mix the eggs and milk with 1/2 cup water. Add the chicken and set aside.

In a heavy paper bag combine flour, paprika, cayenne pepper, and garlic powder. Close tightly and shake to blend. Remove the chicken pieces from the egg mixture and immediately drop them into the bag one piece at a time. Shake to coat.

Heat oil in a large frying pan over moderate heat. We like to use Cast Iron Skillets but that is your call.

Remove the chicken pieces from the bag, shake off the excess flour and drop them in to the hot oil. Cook the chicken pieces until golden brown and done, 5 minutes on each side for breasts and wings; 8 to 10 minutes on each side for thighs and legs.

Drain on paper bags. Serves 6.

*After you eat this meal, do the chicken dance to burn off the calories!

6 comments: said...

oh, how many points this one will eat up, I guess I could do the chicken dance longer then burn more, right.I just joined weight watchers last night!!lol.
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Kristin said...

I am totally salivating! Must have right now!!

Beth Dunn said...

everyone in my family just confessed they've had fried chicken this week but me. I'm so jealous. xo

Beth Dunn said...

Thanks for commenting. I really appreciate it! I hope you have a great weekend. I loved doing the chicken dance when I was little. And now I teach it to my boys. xoxo

possumfritter said...

I pert much use the same recipe, ceptin I use buttermilk.

Can't wait to see how ya do up Chicken Fried Steak?

A "cheery" disposition said...

I have been looking for a southern fried chicken recipe... think im going to try it!