Fried Chicken

By Beth Anderson on March 8, 2016 at 11:25am

3 to 4 lb chicken, cut up or boneless chicken breast
1/2 c all purpose flour
1 egg, plus 1/3 c skim milk, beaten together
1 1/2 tsps salt
1/4 tsp pepper or more to taste
1 tsp Paprika (optional)
1/4 to 1/2 c vegetable oil
1 T butter

Wash the chicken in cold water and pat dry with paper towels…place on wax paper…set aside.  In a small mixing bowl, beat or whisk the egg and milk together.  In another medium bowl, mix flour and seasonings together.  Mix thoroughly.  Dip chicken pieces in egg/milk mixture…then dredge in flour until coated well.  Preheat electric skillet to 400 degrees or use heavy skillet.  coat bottom with the oil.  Make sure bottom is thoroughly covered.  Add butter to oil and make sure it is blended well.  Place chicken pieces in a single layer in skilled…fry until deep golden brown…10 to 15 minutes.  Turning once or twice.  Reduce skillet heat to 250 and cook for 45 minutes…covered…til fork tender…and juices run clear.