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Best-Ever Fried Chicken

 
Best-Ever Fried Chicken
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One serving costs about $2.76 One serving costs about $2.76

$2.76 per serving

5 people like this recipe

5 likes

This recipe is ready in 35 minutes

Ready in 35 minutes

4 lunch,main course,main dish,dinner southern
spoonacular Score:71%

Spoonacular Score: 71%

 

You can never have too many Southern recipes, so give Best-Ever Fried Chicken a try. For $2.76 per serving, you get a main course that serves 4. One portion of this dish contains around 69g of protein, 57g of fat, and a total of 920 calories. 4 people have tried and liked this recipe. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes approximately 35 minutes. A mixture of flour, thyme, paprika, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so tasty. It is brought to you by Taste of Home. With a spoonacular score of 43%, this dish is pretty good. If you like this recipe, take a look at these similar recipes: Jamaican Jerk Chicken, Fried Plantain and Coconut Macadamia Fried Quinoa, Fried Chicken with Beer – beer adds a very flavorful and earthly taste to so many things. Fried chicken with beer is fabulous, and Oven Fried Chicken – spicy oven fried chicken is sure to please all of your guests.

Fried Chicken can be paired with Riesling, Sparkling Wine, and Zinfandel. In general, there are a few rules that will help you pair wine with southern food. Food-friendly riesling or sparkling white wine will work with many fried foods, while zinfandel is great with barbecued fare. The Poet's Leap Riesling with a 4 out of 5 star rating seems like a good match. It costs about 20 dollars per bottle.

Poet's Leap Riesling

Key lime and fresh citrus peel aromas give way to vivid layers of white peach and stone fruit flavors accented by a pleasant touch of minerality. Delicious natural acidity and a hint of residual sugar provide a balanced, vibrant mouth-feel and lengthy finish.

» Get this wine on Wine.com

Ingredients

Servings:
1 cup
1 cup flour
flour
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp dried thyme
dried thyme
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp paprika
paprika
2 tsps
2 tsps salt
salt
2 tsps
2 tsps garlic powder
garlic powder
1 tsp
1 tsp pepper
pepper
1
1  egg
egg
0.33 cups
0.33 cups milk
milk
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps lemon juice
lemon juice
3 lb
3 lb chicken
chicken
some
some oil
oil
1 cup flour
1 cup
flour
1 Tbsp dried thyme
1 Tbsp
dried thyme
1 Tbsp paprika
1 Tbsp
paprika
2 tsps salt
2 tsps
salt
2 tsps garlic powder
2 tsps
garlic powder
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp
pepper
1  egg
1
egg
0.33 cups milk
0.33 cups
milk
2 Tbsps lemon juice
2 Tbsps
lemon juice
3 lb chicken
3 lb
chicken
some oil
some
oil

Equipment

paper towels
paper towels
deep fryer
deep fryer
frying pan
frying pan
whisk
whisk
bowl
bowl
paper towels
paper towels
deep fryer
deep fryer
frying pan
frying pan
whisk
whisk
bowl
bowl


Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on Taste of Home

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $2.76
Ingredient
1 cup flour
1 tablespoon dried thyme
1 tablespoon paprika
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon pepper
1 egg
1/3 cup milk
2 tablespoons lemon juice
3 pounds chicken
some oil
Price
$0.17
$0.63
$0.35
$0.01
$0.18
$0.06
$0.24
$0.11
$0.20
$9.04
$0.04
$11.03

Tips

Health Tips

  • Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.

  • Be conscious of your choice of cooking oils. Some studies have shown that vegetable oils like safflower oil, sunflower oil, and canola oil might actually contribute to heart disease. Olive oil is a good alternative for low temperature cooking, while coconut oil is a recent favorite for high temperature cooking. Do your research!

  • You can easily swap half of the white flour in most recipes for whole wheat flour to add some fiber and protein. It does result in a heavier dough, so for cookies, cakes, etc., you might try swapping in whole wheat pastry flour.

  • Studies have shown people who drink full fat milk are thinner than those who drink low-fat or fat-free milk instead. Keep that in mind before you decide to swap. If you want to go dairy free, however, you can replace milk with unsweetened soy milk in most recipes.

  • get more health tips

Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • The average fresh lemon contains between 2 to 3 tablespoons of lemon juice (just in case you are substituting bottled lemon juice).

Green Tips

  • According to the Non-GMO Project, about 90% of the canola oil in the United States is made from genetically modified rapeseed, so if this issue is important to you be sure to buy certified organic or certified GMO-free canola oil!

  • To avoid antibiotics, hormones, and other nasties in your milk, choose organic whenever possible. If you can't afford organic, look for milk labeled hormone and antibiotic free. It is often less expensive.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
919 Calories
69g Protein
57g Total Fat
28g Carbs
23% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
919
46%

Fat
57g
88%

  Saturated Fat
15g
99%

Carbohydrates
28g
9%

  Sugar
1g
2%

Cholesterol
298mg
99%

Sodium
1428mg
62%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
69g
138%

Vitamin B3
25mg
126%

Selenium
64µg
92%

Vitamin B6
1mg
65%

Phosphorus
587mg
59%

Vitamin B2
0.68mg
40%

Iron
6mg
36%

Vitamin B5
3mg
35%

Zinc
5mg
34%

Vitamin B1
0.48mg
32%

Vitamin A
1471IU
29%

Vitamin K
27µg
26%

Manganese
0.47mg
24%

Potassium
798mg
23%

Folate
89µg
22%

Magnesium
86mg
22%

Vitamin B12
1µg
21%

Vitamin E
2mg
16%

Copper
0.26mg
13%

Vitamin C
8mg
11%

Calcium
98mg
10%

Fiber
2g
8%

Vitamin D
1µg
8%

covered percent of daily need

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