Maw Maw's Crispy Southern Fried Chicken Recipe

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Maw Maw's Crispy Southern Fried Chicken
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  1. Heat about 1 inch of oil in a large stock pot or dutch oven over medium high heat to 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium size bowl whisk the egg yolks, add in the buttermilk, and one half of the seasoning salt. Whisk to combine.
  3. In a large bowl sift in the flour and baking soda. Add in the garlic powder, onion powder, salt, paprika, black pepper and the other half of the seasoning salt. Stir to combine.
  4. Rinse your chicken and pat the chicken pieces with paper towels until they are completely dry.
  5. Coat each piece of chicken with the flour, then dip in the egg wash, then back in the flour making sure to pat the flour somewhat firmly into each piece.
  6. Add each piece of chicken to the hot oil as you bread them. Breasts usually take around 11 minutes while wings, drumsticks and thighs take 6-7 minutes. Once the outer crust is dark golden brown (not dark brown) and the internal temperature is between 160-170 the chicken is done and ready to enjoy!
  7. Note: Do not over crowd the pan. This will reduce the oil temperature and cause for oily chicken. Cook about 4 pieces at a time and as you remove a piece, bread another one and add it in the oil. Do not bread them all and leave them all to sit out on the counter - bread then as you are ready to fry.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1555.76 Kcal (6514 kJ)
Calories from fat 1180.86 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 131.21g 202%
Cholesterol 289.18mg 96%
Sodium 2034.43mg 85%
Potassium 563.27mg 12%
Total Carbs 46.76g 16%
Sugars 1.26g 5%
Dietary Fiber 5.1g 20%
Protein 47.61g 95%
Vitamin C 6.3mg 11%
Iron 5.5mg 31%
Calcium 201.1mg 20%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 369.26 Kcal (1546 kJ)
Calories from fat 280.28 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 31.14g 202%
Cholesterol 68.64mg 96%
Sodium 482.87mg 85%
Potassium 133.69mg 12%
Total Carbs 11.1g 16%
Sugars 0.3g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1.21g 20%
Protein 11.3g 95%
Vitamin C 1.5mg 11%
Iron 1.3mg 31%
Calcium 47.7mg 20%

* 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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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 41.2
  • 43

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • sugar free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Total Fat

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