A good old-fashioned country fried chicken recipe from the ’50s

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Sunday special Country fried chicken (1955)

Here’s how to make this country fried chicken recipe (1955)

Nothing is so “Sunday Special” as this succulent country fried chicken

Good old-fashioned country fried chicken recipe

Good old-fashioned country fried chicken recipe

Yield: Serves 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes


  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • 3-lb broiler-fryer, cut in pieces
  • 1/2 cup Homogenized Spry [shortening]
  • 1 tablespoon chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup light cream


  1. Put first 4 ingredients in paper bag. Put 2 pieces of chicken at a time in bag and shake to coat evenly. Save remaining flour for gravy.
  2. Fry chicken in hot shortening in skillet over medium-high heat until golden on both sides. Sprinkle onion and parsley over chicken, add water.
  3. Cover and cook over low heat until tender (about 1/2 hour).
  4. Remove chicken to hot platter, pour off all but 3 tablespoons of drippings.
  5. Stir in 3 tablespoons of the remaining flour mixture and brown. Add milk and cream; stir and cook until thickened. If desired, add 1/2 pound mushrooms, sliced and sauteed, to gravy.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 205 Total Fat: 13g Saturated Fat: 7g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 4g Cholesterol: 40mg Sodium: 870mg Carbohydrates: 17g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 2g Protein: 6g
Click Americana offers approximate nutrition information as a general reference only, and we make no warranties regarding its accuracy. Please make any necessary calculations based on the actual ingredients used in your recipe, and consult with a qualified healthcare professional if you have dietary concerns.

Spry makes the difference!

Here’s why: Spry is completely pure! It’s the purest shortening money can buy. That means when you fry chicken in Homogenized Spry, there’s never any “off” flavor or odor to take away from the delicate flavor of the chicken itself. Spry captures and seals in the fresh chicken flavor… doesn’t hide it as other shortenings do.

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Your chicken fries to a bright golden hue, and takes on a crispy crust that has the most delicious and delicate flavor. And because Spry itself is digestible, everything you fry in this pure all-vegetable shortening is as completely digestible as if you had baked or broiled it!

There’s nothing but pleasure in store when you fry with Homogenized Spry. Just try it and see. You’ll agree that Spry makes just about everything you cook taste better, or Lever Brothers will return your money.

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