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How to Season Flour for Fried Chicken

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How to Season Flour for Fried Chicken
How to Season Flour for Fried Chicken Photo Credit Lawrence Roberts/Demand Media

Fried chicken is one of the 10 most popular comfort foods in the United States, says Alton Brown in the "Food Network Magazine." But it's also a food that may be difficult to incorporate into a healthy, balanced diet. Besides being high in fat, fried chicken can contain large amounts of sodium: Commercially prepared fried chicken may have as much as 860 milligrams of sodium per serving, an amount that supplies 37 percent of the sodium a healthy adult should limit herself to daily. To control your sodium intake, prepare fried chicken at home using flour you've seasoned with low-sodium spices and herbs. Eat fried chicken only occasionally, and use an alternative, low-fat method like oven-frying whenever possible.

Step 1

How to Season Flour for Fried Chicken
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Measure flour into a large mixing bowl. Plan on approximately 2 cups of flour for every 4 pounds of chicken.

Step 2

How to Season Flour for Fried Chicken
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Add your choice of low- or no-sodium seasonings, such as freshly ground pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, thyme, oregano, a commercial salt-free seasoning blend or low-sodium seasoned salt.

Step 3

How to Season Flour for Fried Chicken
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Combine the seasonings with flour thoroughly using a whisk. Store the seasoned flour in a plastic resealable bag or an airtight container, or use it as a fried chicken coating immediately.

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