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Fried Chicken Recipe | First Prize 1998

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Serves 4 to 6.
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John Collins, Yakima, Washington
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We taste-tested a lot of fried chicken—and this recipe won first prize in our annual Almanac recipe contest! It’s delicious, crispy, and moist. What more could you want? Congratulations to John Collins from Yakima, Washington.

1 fryer chicken, cut up
1/2 cup thawed frozen orange juice concentrate
1/4 cup honey
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup fine dry bread crumbs
1/2 cup ground almonds
oil, for frying

In a bowl, combine orange juice, honey, and 1/2 cup of water.

In a separate bowl, combine flour, salt, and pepper. Place breadcrumbs in a third bowl, and almonds in a fourth.

Dip chicken pieces first in flour to coat thoroughly, then dip into juice mixture. Roll in crumbs to coat thoroughly, dip a second time into juice, and roll in ground almonds.

In a skillet, add one inch of oil and bring to 360°F. Fry chicken until crisp and cooked to 165°F.

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