Spicy Southern Fried Chicken Recipe

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Spicy Southern Fried Chicken
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  1. Buttermilk Marinade:
  2. In a gallon-sized sealable plastic bag or a large bowl with a tight-fitting lid, combine the buttermilk, mustard, salt, dry mustard, cayenne, and black pepper. Add the chicken pieces and turn to coat. Seal and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  3. Frying the chicken:.
  4. Preheat oven to 150 degrees F. In a 13-inch by 9-inch by 2-inch pan, whisk together flour, baking powder, dry garlic, and salt. Add chicken pieces and turn to coat thickly. Let the chicken stand 10 minutes, turning occasionally to recoat with flour. Shake off excess flour before frying.
  5. In a 10-inch by 12-inch heavy-gauge skillet with a deep-fry thermometer attached, heat the vegetable shortening over medium-high heat, bringing it to 375 degrees F. In batches of four, fry the chicken pieces, turning once when the coating is sealed and begins to brown - 3 to 4 minutes.
  6. Reduce the heat to medium to lower the temperature to 325 degrees F. Maintain temperature and continue to fry, turning the pieces halfway through cooking time until chicken is golden brown and cooked through - about 20 more minutes.
  7. Transfer to a wire rack on a baking sheet and place in oven to keep warm. Repeat the procedure for the remaining batches. Serve warm or at room temperature.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1434.54 Kcal (6006 kJ)
Calories from fat 1250.43 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 138.94g 214%
Cholesterol 129.51mg 43%
Sodium 571.58mg 24%
Potassium 439.13mg 9%
Total Carbs 29.02g 10%
Sugars 3.14g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1.29g 5%
Protein 15.53g 31%
Vitamin C 1.9mg 3%
Iron 1.2mg 7%
Calcium 166.9mg 17%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 504.16 Kcal (2111 kJ)
Calories from fat 439.46 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 48.83g 214%
Cholesterol 45.51mg 43%
Sodium 200.88mg 24%
Potassium 154.33mg 9%
Total Carbs 10.2g 10%
Sugars 1.1g 13%
Dietary Fiber 0.45g 5%
Protein 5.46g 31%
Vitamin C 0.7mg 3%
Iron 0.4mg 7%
Calcium 58.7mg 17%

* 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

  • 40
  • 40

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Total Fat

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