Use canola oil to fill a heavy pot 1/2 to 3/4 full of oil depending on how many pieces you are cooking. Heat until 275 degrees using a thermometer, to be sure. Carefully and slowly put chicken pieces in the pot. Do not crowd and do not disturb for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, carefully turn the pieces over. Continue cooking for 15-20 minutes more. (Remember, the wings will be done first, so take them out after 10-15 minutes.) When the oil is cool, strain through a paper coffee filter into a jar and refrigerate until the next use.
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