Hoosier Fried Chicken

Posted on Oct 25 2018 in
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  • 1 whole chicken, cut and quartered
  • ½ cup flour
  • 1½ t. salt
  • ½ t. pepper
  • ½ t. poultry seasoning
  • Cooking oil
  • 2-3 T. water
  • 1 t. bacon drippings, optional


Let chicken sit in refrigerator overnight. When ready to fry, roll pieces in mixture of flour, salt, pepper and poultry seasoning. 

Heat ¼ inch of cooking oil in cast iron skillet until bubbly. Lower the heat slightly and put in pieces of chicken. Cook to a golden brown, turning often to brown evenly and to prevent sticking. 

When all the pieces are golden brown, add water, cover tightly and cook slowly in a moderate oven at 325 F for 40 minutes until fork tender. Remove lid and cook chicken 5 minutes to re-crisp the coating. 

The chicken has an extra special flavor when oil is seasoned with approximately 1 t. of bacon drippings.