Smothered Southern Fried Chicken

Recipe by Alan Leonetti
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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
  • cooking oil (at least 6-8 tablespoons for frying)
  • GRAVY
  • 8
    tablespoons flour
  • 8
    tablespoons oil, the oil the chicken was fried in
  • 6 -8
    cups water (or a little more)
  • salt and pepper
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DIRECTIONS

  • Wash the chicken pieces and pat it dry with paper towel.
  • Heat the oil to 365 degrees for frying the chicken. Salt and pepper the chicken.
  • Mix the flour, salt, pepper and garlic powder together.
  • When the oil is hot, roll the chicken pieces in the flour and place into the skillet. Cook 3 to 4 pieces at a time on both sides until golden brown and almost done. Drain the chicken on paper towel and place into a baking dish and set aside until the rest of the chicken is done.
  • To prepare the gravy, on medium heat, preferably in the same skillet, & if necessary, spoon out some of the oil, leaving 8 tablespoons of the oil in the skillet. Stir in the flour and cook, stirring constantly, for about 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add the water and stir until boiling. Salt and pepper to taste. The gravy will be kind of thin, but it will thicken.
  • Return the chicken to the skillet of gravy. Cover with a splatter screen and simmer for 30 to 45 minutes until gravy is thickened and the chicken is smothered and fork tender.
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