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Lazy Man’s Fried Chicken

2–3 pounds frying chicken, cut up     
1/4 cup shortening   
1/4 cup butter    
1/2 cup flour    
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Wash and dry chicken.  In oven, melt shortening and butter in 9x13x2-inch pan.  Mix flour, salt, paprika and pepper.  Coat chicken thoroughly with flour mixture.  Place chicken, skin-side-down, in melted shortening.  Bake, uncovered, for 30 minutes.  Turn chicken and cook 30 minutes more.  Serves 4.

Contributed by Ship to Shore I (North Carolina)

Editor’s Extra:  This “fried chicken” doesn’t need constant attention, and my favorite part is that there are no messy spatters to clean up.

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