My mother-in-law came to visit and she made us delicious Fried Chicken so I can’t take credit for this recipe!
You will need:
flour, salt, pepper, garlic, paprika, milk and chicken (of course!)
Season the flour with salt, pepper, garlic and paprika (to taste). Leave it in a seperate bowl or bag. Put the chicken (dry and patted off if you wash them) in a large ziploc and season it with the same mix that you left in the bowl. Put it in the fridge to get cold for at least 2 hours and up to 24 hours.
When your ready to fry bring your oil to 350 degrees. You must use either a 4 inch deep skillet or if you don’t have that use a large pot. Use enough oil to give you 2 inches of oil in the pot (about a quart). If you don’t have a thermometor 350 degree is when a cube of bread crisps in 15 seconds.
Dip the chicken in milk and then roll in the flour mixture that you set aside. Dip it quick one more time in the milk and the flour mixture then tap off the extra flour before dropping it in the oil. Leave the cover on the pot/pan until you are ready to turn the chicken. Leave the top off for the rest of the cooking.
Internal temp should be 185 degrees or very dark crisp on both sides; 6-8 minutes per side usually works.