Fuss Free Fried Chicken
Today I'm going to show you a fuss free way to fry chicken in your oven. This is a way to actually fry chicken, in oil, in your oven.
skin on chicken pieces such as breasts, legs, or leg quarters
Deep cast iron pan
for frying (vegetable, corn, or peanut are good choices)
all purpose flour
if you have self rising, that will work just fine, too, may have to increase or decrease amount depending on how many pieces of chicken you use
Seasoning: 1-2 packages Ranch Dressing mix
or 1 tablespoon of salt and 1/2 tablespoon pepper in it's place
Any kind of milk will do. You may need to add more or less depending on how many pieces of chicken you use.
Pour oil to a depth of 1/4 - 1/2 of an inch into a deep cast iron frying pan or dutch oven. Place in oven and preheat to 450. It is very important that your skillet be in your oven while it preheats.
In a shallow dish, stir together flour and seasonings (either ranch dressing mix or salt and pepper, or seasonings of your choice).
In another shallow baking dish, pour about 1/4 inch of milk.
Dip each piece in the milk to coat all sides, then into the flour mixture, then milk again, and flour mixture again. Place on platter when done.
Five minutes after oven is preheated, remove your skillet and carefully, (using tongs) place each piece of chicken in the skillet, positioning so that they don't touch.
Return to oven for 40 minutes. Remove from oven, use tongs to flip each piece of chicken over, and return to oven for 15 minutes more.
Remove to drain onto paper towel lined platter. Enjoy hot or cold.
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