Deliciously Frugal Meals……fried chicken!!!!

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Part II.

Purchasing a whole chicken and cutting it up yourself is the key to this money-saving recipe. Plus, this dish uses only 4 ingredients resulting in an easy and tasty meal.

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Fried Chicken


Recipe Time

Cook Time: 1 Hour
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Chill: 2 Hours



  • 11 3-4 lb.) whole chicken, cut into pieces
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • Vegetable oil




  1. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper and place chicken in a shallow dish or zip-top plastic bag, then add buttermilk. Cover or seal, and chill for at least 2 hours—not necessary, but recipe recommends it.  
  2. Remove chicken from buttermilk; discard buttermilk immediately. Dredge each piece of chicken in flour.  
  3. Pour vegetable oil to a depth of 1 1/2 inches in a deep skillet or Dutch oven; heat to 360°. Add half of the chicken; cover and cook for 6 minutes. Uncover chicken and cook for 9 minutes. Turn chicken over; cover and cook for 6 minutes. Uncover and continue cooking for 5 to 9 minutes, turning chicken the last 3 minutes for even browning, if necessary. Drain chicken on paper towels. Repeat with remaining chicken. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.

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