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Lemon-Fried Chicken

Post  justmecookin on Sun Aug 01, 2010 2:06 pm

Lemon-Fried Chicken

2 broiler/fryer chickens (2 to 3 pounds each), cut up or 16 pieces of chicken
3-1/2 teaspoons salt, divided
2 to 3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon paprika
1/8 teaspoon pepper
Oil for deep-fat frying
2 tablespoons hot water

Place chicken pieces in a large bowl; add 3 teaspoons salt, lemon juice and enough water to cover chicken. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Drain thoroughly. In a resealable plastic bag, combine the flour, paprika, pepper and remaining salt.

Add chicken pieces; seal bag and toss to coat. In a large skillet, heat 1/2 in. of oil to 375. Add chicken; brown on all sides, about 20 minutes. Reduce heat. Carefully add water; cover and cook for 20 minutes or until juices run clear. Uncover; cook 10 minutes longer or until chicken is crisp. Makes 6-8 servings.

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