The
Chicken Man

Recipe of the Month -
FRIED CHICKEN
(WITH A LITTLE ZEST)

Chicken in
Jamaica

INGREDIENTS:

1 3-pound chicken, cut into serving pieces
11/2 teaspoons lemon pepper
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tablespoon paprika
Vegetable oil for frying
Zest of 1/2 lemon, as garnish

DIRECTIONS:

     Season the chicken with 1 teaspoon of lemon pepper and the lemon juice, put into a zip lock bag, and marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour or overnight. In a plastic or brown paper bag, mix the flour, paprika, and 1/2 teaspoon of lemon pepper. Put a few pieces of chicken in the bag and shake to coat. Shake off any excess flour. Repeat with the remaining chicken.

     In a 12-inch skillet, heat the oil to 350ºF. Add the chicken, skin side down, and cover. After 5 minutes, uncover; the pan should remain uncovered for the remaining time. After 5 more minutes, turn all the pieces over. Continue cooking for 10 minutes, or until well browned and crisp. Remove the chicken to paper towels. Let sit for 5 minutes. Garnish with lemon zest and serve.

Serves 4 to 6.

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