Hoosier Fried Chicken
- 1 whole chicken, cut and quartered
- ½ cup flour
- 1½ t. salt
- ½ t. pepper
- ½ t. poultry seasoning
- Cooking oil
- 2-3 T. water
- 1 t. bacon drippings, optional
Let chicken sit in refrigerator overnight. When ready to fry, roll pieces in mixture of flour, salt, pepper and poultry seasoning.
Heat ¼ inch of cooking oil in cast iron skillet until bubbly. Lower the heat slightly and put in pieces of chicken. Cook to a golden brown, turning often to brown evenly and to prevent sticking.
When all the pieces are golden brown, add water, cover tightly and cook slowly in a moderate oven at 325 F for 40 minutes until fork tender. Remove lid and cook chicken 5 minutes to re-crisp the coating.
The chicken has an extra special flavor when oil is seasoned with approximately 1 t. of bacon drippings.