Famous Fried Chicken
  • 4 pieces chicken (bottoms or bottoms and tops)
  • 8-10 garlic cloves , crushed
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 3 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ cup Sprite or any lemon-lime soda
  • 1 tablespoon chicken soup mix or 1-2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 eggs
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Oil, for frying
  1. With a sharp knife and a kitchen mallet (or hammer) cut the chicken (through the meat and bone). The bottom can be cut into 4 pieces (or 3 if its small). The tops can be cut into 3.  You want pieces that are more bite-sized for easier eating and frying.
  2. In a bowl, combine the oil, garlic, paprika, black pepper, chicken soup mix (or salt) with the chicken. Pour in Sprite and mix. Let sit for 1 hour to overnight to marinade.
  3. Dip into egg, pat well with breadcrumbs, and deep fry until insides are done and outside is crispy, about 8-10 minutes or more depending on the size of the chicken pieces.
Recipe by Between Carpools at https://betweencarpools.com/its-the-right-time-of-year-to-make-the-best-fried-chicken/