Church’s Copycat Fried Chicken

-A Repost
I must say, I have never had Church’s Fried Chicken… I don’t even know where there is a Church’s near me. lol Anyway, so many people e-mail me about this recipe, so I had to post it. I tried it last night and it was definitely the best fried chicken I’ve ever made at home. I served it with some homemade mashed potatoes and my Mom made her famous green bean casserole. I’d love to hear some feedback from some of you who have been to Church’s.

1 Tbs sugar
1 1/2 cups self-rising flour
1/2 cup cornstarch
3 tsp seasoned salt
2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup biscuit mix
1 envelope Italian dressing mix
1 envelope onion soup mix
1 Chicken (Cut into Pieces)
2 eggs, mix with
1/4 cup cold water
1 cup corn oil (for frying)

Combine first set of ingredients in a 4-cup bowl. Mix to blend the ingredients thoroughly.

Dip the chicken pieces in egg mixture and then into dry coating mix and repeat so each piece is double coated.

Pre-heat the oil in a heavy skillet. Brown pieces skin-side down for 4 to 6 minutes. Use medium high heat.

Turn and brown underside of pieces a few minutes. Transfer to an oiled or Pam-sprayed pan. Cover with foil, sealing it on only 3 sides of pan.

Bake at 350F for about 45 to 50 minutes. Remove foil, then Bake another 5 minutes until the coating is crisp.