Barbecued Fried Chicken


Makes 4 servings

Barbecue Sauce:
1 cup catsup
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 small clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
3 tablespoons lemon juice

Fried Chicken:
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 frying chicken (2-1/2 to 3 pounds) cut up or chicken pieces
1/4 cup shortening

For barbecue sauce, combine catsup, water, onion, garlic, one teaspoon salt and pepper in medium saucepan. Bring to boil. Reduce heat. Simmer 20 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in lemon juice.

Combine flour and one teaspoon salt in paper or plastic bag. Add a few pieces of chicken at a time. Shake to coat. Heat shortening to 365ºF in electric skillet or on medium-high heat in large heavy skillet. Fry chicken until tender. Turn chicken frequently. Pour sauce over chicken. Cover. Simmer 35 to 40 minutes or until tender. Turn chicken frequently.