2 1/2 to 3 lb. broiler/fryer
1/4 c. shortening
1/4 c. butter or margarine
1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. paprika
1/4 tsp. pepper
Heat oven to 425 degrees. Wash the chicken and pat dry. Melt
shortening and butter in a baking pan, 13 x 9 x 2-inches in the
oven. Mix flour, salt, paprika and pepper. Coat chicken
thoroughly with the flour mixture. Place chicken skin side
down in the pan. Bake, uncovered, 30 minutes. Turn the
chicken and bake until thickest pieces are fork-tender, 20 to
30 minutes longer.
Variation: Crunchy Oven-Fried Chicken: Substitute 3
cups corn puffs cereal, crushed, for the flour mixture. Roll
chicken in the melted shortening and butter, then coat with the
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