Grandma's Southern Fried Chicken


1  3 to 4 lb. Fryer chicken
2 cups All Purpose flour
1/3 Cup Powdered Milk
2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
1 Tablespoon Paprika
1 Tablespoon Pepper
1 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
2 Cups Vegetable Oil


Heat oil to 400 degrees. Clean and wash chicken and set aside.
In a large bowl, combine flour, milk, baking powder, paprika, pepper,
and salt. Mix together well. Roll chicken into flour mixture and place
into hot oil. Fry with lid on for about 20 minutes on each side until golden brown.
Grandma always used an electric skillet. After all the chicken was fried,
grandma would make gravy for mashed potatoes that would accompany the chicken.

Pour all the oil out of the skillet leaving brown bits in the skillet from the fried chicken. Turn skillet to 250 degrees. Add 2 tablespoons of flour and mix together to form a roux. Add 1/4 cup of chicken broth and 1/2 cup milk. Stir and let simmer until this thickens. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve over mashed potatoes.
**If you would like to add a little more spice to the chicken, add 1 1/2 teaspoons of cayenne pepper to the flour mixture before rolling chicken.