Spicy Buttermilk Fried Chicken Recipe

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Spicy Buttermilk Fried Chicken
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  1. Skin chicken if desired.
  2. Mix together buttermilk, hot pepper sauce and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a bowl or large plastic bag; add chicken and turn to coat.
  3. Chill for 2- 24 hours, turning occasionally to keep chicken well coated.
  4. Drain chicken in a colander until well drained; discard buttermilk mixture.
  5. Mix together flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, black pepper and cayenne pepper in a bowl or large plastic bag; add chicken a few pieces at a time and turn or shake to coat well; tap off excess flour.
  6. Melt shortening or oil in a deep, heavy 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat until it reaches 365 degrees.
  7. Carefully place chicken, meaty sides down, in hot shortening/oil.
  8. Cook chicken, uncovered, for 10 minutes (temperature will drop when you add chicken, so don't begin timing until all chicken is added).
  9. Use tongs to turn chicken; cook for an additional 10- 12 minutes more or until chicken is tender and no longer pink.
  10. Remove chicken from skillet and drain well.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 482.73 Kcal (2021 kJ)
Calories from fat 296.23 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 32.91g 51%
Cholesterol 184.45mg 61%
Sodium 661.73mg 28%
Potassium 82.12mg 2%
Total Carbs 12.99g 4%
Sugars 2.1g 8%
Dietary Fiber 0.55g 2%
Protein 45.44g 91%
Vitamin C 2mg 3%
Vitamin A 2.3mg 75%
Iron 2.4mg 14%
Calcium 95.8mg 10%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 194.97 Kcal (816 kJ)
Calories from fat 119.64 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13.29g 51%
Cholesterol 74.5mg 61%
Sodium 267.26mg 28%
Potassium 33.17mg 2%
Total Carbs 5.25g 4%
Sugars 0.85g 8%
Dietary Fiber 0.22g 2%
Protein 18.35g 91%
Vitamin C 0.8mg 3%
Vitamin A 0.9mg 75%
Iron 1mg 14%
Calcium 38.7mg 10%

* 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

  • 12.3
  • 14

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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