I LOVE, love, love my cast iron pan! It’s one of my best friends in the kitchen! Though this recipe is made in an old-fashioned “chicken fryer”, (3″ deep, 10″ round sized-one), you can most certainly use your favorite heavy-bottomed pan that’s safe to pop into the oven.
If that’s also not an option, then simply start them in a frying pan, and transfer to a shallow roasting pan.
This chicken is so easy to make, so moist and juicy, melt-in-your-mouth fall-off-the-bone-tender, you’re going to want to make this once a week!
You simply add all of your flour and seasonings into a doubled, brown paper sack, shake to mix, add your chicken pieces one at a time, shake to coat really well, and you’re almost done!
The next step is to simply brown each side in a mix of melted butter and a little vegetable oil (*so that the butter doesn’t burn), add a little chicken broth, some onions, and fresh garlic underneath so that the pieces don’t get overly browned on the bottom….
… pop the whole shebang into the oven and that’s it!!
When I add all of the pieces to the pan after frying and browning, I like to overlap them, tucking the ends of the legs underneath the next piece in a circle so that the legs don’t get over done. 😉
*Also, never overcrowd your pan. Fry only what will fit easily. I did two quarters, then the last one, before nestling them all into the pan.
You just bake, uncovered to crisp the skin, until your entire house, entire neighborhood, fills with the most wonderful aromas that will remind of you of when you were a small child growing up and visiting Grandma’s house!
Was there anything better?
You can even add cut up potatoes, celery and carrots under the chicken pieces if you’d like. And the leftover drippings on the bottom of the pan make for the most delicious gravy, too!!
Play around with the herb and spice mixture until you achieve what your own taste buds enjoy! Add whatever veggies your family likes, and you have a memorable meal that’s tasty enough to grace even the fanciest of settings on a Sunday dinner table! 😉
And because they do take awhile in the oven, that gives you plenty of time to clean up the kitchen, make some pretty salads, and prepare any side dishes that you’d like to have alongside!
Simple. Easy. Wholesome.
And most importantly – – DELICIOUS!!
Seasoned Flour Mix:
Rest of Ingredients: