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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