Fried Chicken

Fried Chicken

Crackling-crisp, golden-brown, and juicy—what’s not to love about fried chicken?

Prep Time

05

Minutes

Total Time

30

Minutes

Makes

8

Servings

1 1/4
cup buttermilk
1
tsp salt
1
dash hot sauce
3
tsp pepper
1
tsp garlic powder
1
tsp paprika
1/4
tsp cayenne
8
pieces chicken broth
2
ups all purpose flour
2
tsp baking powder
1 3/4
cup veggie oil
  1. Whisk 1 cup buttermilk, 1 tablespoon salt, hot sauce, 1 teaspoon black pepper, ¼ teaspoon garlic powder, ¼ teaspoon paprika, and pinch of cayenne together in large bowl. Add chicken and turn to coat. Refrigerate, covered, at least 1 hour or up to overnight.
  2. Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 400 degrees. Whisk flour, baking powder, 1 teaspoon salt, and remaining 2 teaspoons black pepper, ¾ teaspoon garlic powder, ¾ teaspoon paprika, and remaining cayenne together in large bowl. Add remaining ¼ cup buttermilk to flour mixture and mix with fingers until combined and small clumps form. Working with 1 piece at a time, dredge chicken pieces in flour mixture, pressing mixture onto pieces to form thick, even coating. Place dredged chicken on large plate, skin side up.
  3. Heat oil in 11-inch straight-sided sauté pan over medium-high heat to 375 degrees. Carefully place chicken pieces in pan, skin side down, and cook until golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes. Carefully flip and continue to cook until golden brown on second side, 2 to 4 minutes longer. Transfer chicken to wire rack set in rimmed baking sheet. Bake chicken until instant-read thermometer inserted into thickest part of chicken registers 160 degrees for breasts and 175 for legs and thighs, 15 to 20 minutes. (Smaller pieces may cook faster than larger pieces. Remove pieces from oven as they reach -correct temperature.) Let chicken rest 5 minutes before serving.
  4. TIPS:
  5. 1. BRINE IN BUTTERMILK Soaking the c1. BRINE IN BUTTERMILK Soaking the chicken in seasoned buttermilk both enhances flavor and ensures that the meat retains moisture. hicken in seasoned buttermilk both enhances flavor and ensures that the meat retains moisture.
  6. 2. COAT IN BUTTERMILK Adding a little buttermilk to the dry ingredients of the coating creates irregular texture, which translates to extra crunch.T IN BUTTERMILK Adding a little buttermilk to the dry ingredients of the coating creates irregular texture, which translates to extra crunch.
  7. 3. START ON STOVETOP Frying in 1 3/4 cups of oil jumpstarts a super-crisp coating with minimal cleanup. Frying in 1 3/4 cups of oil jumpstarts a super-crisp coating with minimal cleanup.
  8. 4. FINISH IN OVEN Transferring the chicken to a 400-degree oven allows it to cook through without overbrowning.
Makes Servings

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving ()
        Exchanges: Free*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.