Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Recipe: Homemade Fried Chicken


 There is nothing more comforting than fried chicken and mashed potatoes for dinner! This recipe is easy and fried chicken isn't as hard to make as you think!

Homemade Fried Chicken

Ingredients:
1 cup buttermilk (you can use regular milk if that's all you have)
1/4 cup hot sauce (more if you like it spicy!)
8 pieces of chicken
1 cup flour
1 tbs paprika
1 tbs garlic powder
1 tbs onion powder
1 tsp salt
4 cups oil for frying

Add buttermilk and hot sauce to a bowl or baking pan and mix. Place chicken in and marinate in the fridge for about 30 minutes. (If you do not have time to marinate, don't worry about it! It will still work out!) Add flour and seasonings to another bowl and mix. Place marinated chicken into the flour mixture and coat. I like to do that process a second time as well but if you aren't a huge fan of thick batter, only do it once. I like the crunchy batter. It's my favorite part of fried chicken!



In a large pan or a fryer, heat the oil to about 350 degrees. If you don't have a thermometer, you know it's hot enough when you add a drop of water to the hot oil and it sizzles quite loudly. Place the battered chicken into the hot oil and fry for about 15 minutes or until a thermometer reads 170 degrees. I will usually cut open one of the bigger pieces to see if it is cooked through. You can see from the picture above that I used a skillet to fry the chicken so the oil did not cover the chicken. I just turned it half way through to cook both sides evenly.

Place cooked chicken onto a plate lined with pa1per towels to catch the grease. It's not legal for me to serve fried chicken without mashed potatoes and corn


Enjoy!

This post linked to:
Beauty and Bedlam's Tasty Tuesday

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