Extra-Crunchy Fried Chicken Recipe

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Extra-Crunchy Fried Chicken
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  1. Remove 6 tbsp buttermilk and set aside. To remaining buttermilk, add salt and whisk until dissolved. Cut chicken in 8 pieces (2 legs, 2 thighs, cut each breast in half). Submerge chicken in buttermilk brine. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together flour, thyme, pepper, garlic powder and baking powder. Add reserved buttermilk and toss with fingertips to form pea-sized crumbs.
  3. Drain chicken and transfer to breading, 2 pieces at a time. Pack breading onto chicken firmly.
  4. Heat 4-5 cups vegetable shortening or peanut oil to 375°F It should be about 3/4 deep in the pot. Place chicken into hot fat, skin side down. The temperature will drop to about 300°F; maintain the temperature at 310-315°F Cover pot and cook 8-10 minutes; check chicken after 4 minutes to ensure even browning, and move pieces around if needed. After 8-10 minutes, turn pieces over; cook another 6-8 minutes until the second side is also golden brown.
  5. Remove chicken and drain on paper towels. Allow to drain and cool 5-10 minutes before serving.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 282.75 Kcal (1184 kJ)
Calories from fat 46.37 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.15g 8%
Cholesterol 140.52mg 47%
Sodium 1854.27mg 77%
Potassium 391.96mg 8%
Total Carbs 40.06g 13%
Sugars 3.07g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1.51g 6%
Protein 16.77g 34%
Vitamin C 7.4mg 12%
Vitamin A 1.7mg 57%
Iron 3.5mg 20%
Calcium 140.9mg 14%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 165.45 Kcal (693 kJ)
Calories from fat 27.13 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.01g 8%
Cholesterol 82.23mg 47%
Sodium 1085.02mg 77%
Potassium 229.36mg 8%
Total Carbs 23.44g 13%
Sugars 1.8g 12%
Dietary Fiber 0.88g 6%
Protein 9.81g 34%
Vitamin C 4.3mg 12%
Vitamin A 1mg 57%
Iron 2.1mg 20%
Calcium 82.4mg 14%

* 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

  • 5.8
  • 7

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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