randma’s Fried Chicken is a recipe from my mother in law. She is no longer with us, but my husband tells me that she used to make this for the family when he were growing up. She also made it for me, my husband and my son whenever she would come to visit us! She lived far away from us, but every year she would visit for my sons birthday, and she would make her fried chicken. It became a wonderful family tradition!
I thought this meal would be appropriate because this month is National Sunday Supper Month, and we are celebrating eating around the table, together as a family every Sunday! I just love the idea, don’t you?! I’d like to encourage you to sign the pledge, and commit to sharing Sunday Supper at least once a month this year, along with me! Please follow this link and sign up! http://sundaysuppermovement.com/sunday-supper-pledge/
As we know, Sunday Supper starts off as one day a week and soon becomes a way of life. And that’s our mission, to get as many folks as possible around the family table. The biggest gift we can give to our family is to hug, laugh, share our stories and enjoy great meals together.
Grandma’s Fried Chicken
1 Whole Chicken
salt and pepper
Start by removing any gizzards or gravy packs that may come inside your chicken. Rinse the chicken inside and out, with cold water. Pat dry with paper towels.
Cut each wing from the chicken.
Cut the tip of the end off.
Cut each leg off of the chicken.
Cut the breasts from the thighs. We do not enjoy the thighs, so we won’t use them.
Split the breastbone down the middle. As you are cutting all the pieces, also cut out anything you might not want to eat, like pieces of fat or blood. Basically, just clean up the piece.
Here are the six pieces we are using.
Fill the skillet with approx. 1/4″ of oil. Bring the temperature to 350 degrees. Place some of the flour in a brown paper bag, and add the garlic powder, salt and pepper. That’s how Grandma did it! Close the bag and shake it. Take a peak to see if the piece of chicken is covered. If it is, take is out and set it the skillet.
I used two different frying pans to cook the chicken because the chicken breasts will take longer to cook. The breasts should take about 30 minutes, but the wings and legs should only take about 20 minutes. Begin frying the chicken breasts, turning every five minutes.
Begin a pan with the wings and legs. Turn the wings every two minutes, and the legs every five minutes, until they become golden brown. Use a thermometer to check the temperature. You need the chicken to be around 140 degrees before it goes in the oven.
As you are turning the breasts in the pan, don’t forget to set them on their sides to brown also.
Finish your chicken by baking it in the oven at 250 degrees in a roasting pan with a rack while it cooks to a temperature of 160-165 degrees. This gives you time to prepare the side dishes for your meal.
We made the entire meal that Grandma used to make. Fried chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy, broccoli, and biscuits. It was a wonderful meal!
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