Crispy Fried Chicken Recipe

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Crispy Fried Chicken
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  1. Soak the chicken in the refrigerator in a bath of buttermilk and hot sauce. Enough buttermilk to completely coat the chicken. At least 4 hours, up to overnight.
  2. Mix (in a gallon sized baggie works nicely) 1 cup flour with 1 tsp of seasoned salt (and pepper if you'd like).
  3. Pull chicken pieces out of bath, allowing excess liquid to drip off a little. Shake each piece separately in the flour mixture and place on a drying rack to rest. Allow to rest at least 15 minutes, and up to 30. Reserve the buttermilk mixture.
  4. Mix the remaining ingredients together. Dip each piece of chicken into buttermilk and then mush into the flour mixture. If you like a really thick skin, you can double this process, if you do you will need to add a cup more of each flour and corn meal. I don't recommend this for skin on chicken, because it does not allow the skin of the chicken to get crunchy cooked. Place on drying racks and allow to rest another 15 to 30 minutes.
  5. In a skillet or electric frying pan, put enough oil to come up 1/2 each chicken piece. Heat to 360. Place chicken skin side down a piece or two at a time to avoid the temp from dropping too low (that will make your chicken turn out oily). Do not crowd chicken.
  6. Cook until brown and blood starts bubbling out of the top. you can shake the pan a little to make sure they are not sticking. Turn each piece and cook again until brown. At this point you can finish in a 350 oven on a greased (sprayed) cookie sheet. Otherwise cook turning occassionally until juices run clean when tested.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1206.52 Kcal (5051 kJ)
Calories from fat 362.27 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 40.25g 62%
Cholesterol 792.11mg 264%
Sodium 3878.34mg 162%
Potassium 1175.13mg 25%
Total Carbs 137.86g 46%
Sugars 0.83g 3%
Dietary Fiber 13.05g 52%
Protein 70.02g 140%
Vitamin C 81.1mg 135%
Vitamin A 9.1mg 303%
Iron 25.2mg 140%
Calcium 303.4mg 30%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 207.55 Kcal (869 kJ)
Calories from fat 62.32 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.92g 62%
Cholesterol 136.26mg 264%
Sodium 667.15mg 162%
Potassium 202.15mg 25%
Total Carbs 23.71g 46%
Sugars 0.14g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2.25g 52%
Protein 12.04g 140%
Vitamin C 14mg 135%
Vitamin A 1.6mg 303%
Iron 4.3mg 140%
Calcium 52.2mg 30%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 26.7
  • 31

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • sugar free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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