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Fried Chicken Coating

Eileen Frank relies on this made-in-minutes mixture to cook up a down-home chicken dinner. "We think this flavorful coating tastes a lot like the one at a well-known chicken restaurant chain," she writes form Castor, Alberta.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings per batch

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup paprika
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons pepper
  • 1 tablespoon ground mustard
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS:
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3 to 3-1/2 pounds), cut up
  • canola oil

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place for up to 1 year. Yield: 3 batches (2-1/2 cups total).
  • To prepare chicken: Place about 3/4 cup of coating in a large resealable plastic bag. In a shallow bowl, beat eggs and milk. Dip chicken pieces into egg mixture, then place in the bag; seal and shake until coated.
  • In a large skillet, heat 1/2 in. of oil over medium-high heat. Brown chicken on all sides; remove to a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 50-60 minutes or until juices run clear.
Nutrition Facts
2 piece: 515 calories, 25g fat (7g saturated fat), 242mg cholesterol, 1341mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 49g protein.
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