OK, to be technical, this was tonight's supper--but it WOULD have been Saturday night's if Arielle hadn't requested pizza burgers! Here is the EASY fried chicken recipe that I use when I want to top the Colonel--I do it up right with corn, biscuits, mashed potatoes (for the gravy you'll be making along with the chicken! Ready?
One whole cut up chicken
1/2 C milk
1 C flour
1 C milk
1 C chicken broth
Mix the flour and seasonings in a big ziploc bag (I RARELY measure when I cook, ALWAYS when I bake!) Whisk egg and 1/2 milk together in a bowl. Rinse chicken pieces and drop into the flour mixture. Shake to coat, move to the milk mixture. Coat thoroughly and then put back into the ziploc bag and shake it to coat again. Meanwhile, heat about 3 cups of oil in a deep skillet and place chicken pieces into the hot oil. Brown quickly on all sides (turn CAREFULLY so you don't knock all of the coating off!!) then reduce heat and continue to cook chicken through, about 30 minutes.
Move the cooked chicken to paper towel on a wire rack to drain. Pour off all but 2 tablespoons of the oil in the pan--save the crispy bits!! Add 2 tablespoons of the leftover flour mixture and whisk together. Turn up the heat and pour in the chicken broth and 1 C of milk. Stir constantly til it bubbles then reduce heat and cook for 5 more minutes--it'll thicken at this point.
Serve over the taters you cooked and mashed while the chicken did it's thing, bring out your other fixin's and dinner is served!!