The basic, tried and true formula for fried chicken: flour, salt and pepper in vegetable oil.
INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):
- 1 (4 pound) chicken, cut into pieces
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour for coating
- 2 quarts vegetable oil for frying
In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Salt and pepper chicken pieces to taste, then roll in flour to coat. Place chicken pieces in skillet and fry on medium heat until one side is golden brown, then turn and brown other side until chicken is no longer pink inside and its juices run clear. Drain on paper towel and serve!
We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.