Orange-Pepper Fried Chicken

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READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by Wildflour

This was one concoction that came about from a huge bag of Florida oranges given to me!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place chicken in shallow dish or ziploc baggie.
  2. Combine half of the orange rind (2 tsp.) with next 5 ingredients.
  3. Pour over chicken and marinate 1-3 hours.
  4. In doubled brown paper lunch sack, combine rest of ingredients including the other 2 teaspoons orange rind.
  5. Drain chicken.
  6. Shake one piece of chicken at a time in sack of flour mixture til very well coated.
  7. If flour leftover, reshake any that need it.
  8. In cast iron skillet or heavy skillet, brown chicken in hot, 1/2" deep oil, turning ocaisionally to brown evenly.
  9. When chicken is lightly browned, about 15-20 minutes, add 1 Tbl. water and cover skillet tightly with good lid.
  10. Cook slowly til thickest pieces are tender, about 20-30 minutes, turning ocaisionally for even browning again.
  11. Uncover, and cook for about 5 minutes longer to re-crisp.

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