Smothered Fried Chicken

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READY IN: 1hr 10mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • Fried Chicken
  • 2 12 - 3
    lbs fryer, cut up
  • 1
    cup flour
  • 12
    teaspoon salt
  • 12
    teaspoon pepper
  • 12
    teaspoon garlic powder
  • oil (for deep frying) or shortening (for deep frying)
  • Gravy
  • 5
    tablespoons flour
  • 4
    tablespoons of the oil, the chicken was fried in
  • 4
    cups water
  • salt and pepper
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DIRECTIONS

  • For Chicken: Wash the chicken and pat it dry.
  • Heat the shorting or oil to 365°F for frying chicken.
  • Salt and pepper the chicken.
  • Mix the flour, salt, pepper, and garlic powder together.
  • After the oil is at the right tempura, roll the chicken in the flour and place in the skillet.
  • Cook 3 to 4 pieces at a time until golden brown and almost done.
  • Drain the chicken and place in a baking dish; set aside.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Prepare gravy: On medium heat, heat the 4 tablespoons oil; stir in the flour and cook, stirring constantly, for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add the water and stir until boiling. Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Gravy will be kind of thin, but will thicken as it cooks in the oven.
  • Pour gravy over the chicken; turn the chicken to coat completely.
  • Cover and cook for 30 to 45 minutes until smothered and fork-tender.
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