My Mom Fried The Best Fried Chicken.. always prepared her chickens the day before and cooked them simply.
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
fryer chicken (3 to 4 pounds), cut up or pieces of your choice
Oil for frying
In a large resealable plastic bag, combine first four ingredients. With paper towels, pat chicken dry; add to bag, a few pieces at a time. Seal bag and shake to coat.
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat 1/2 in. of oil; fry chicken until browned on all sides. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 30-35 minutes or until juices run clear, turning occasionally. Uncover and cook 5 minutes longer. Drain on paper towels.