Sweet Tea Chicken Recipe

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Sweet Tea Chicken
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  1. Combine tea, lemon, sugar and salt and simmer for 5 minutes or until salt and sugar are completely dissolved.
  2. Pour in ice water and cool brine completely. Submerge thighs and drumsticks in brine for 48 hours. Remove to a wire rack and allow chicken to drain.
  3. Combine the 2 cups flour, cornflour, Old Bay, chili powder, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. In a medium bowl have the 1 cup flour, and in a third bowl beat the 8 eggs with the buttermilk.
  4. Line up containers of flour, egg-buttermilk mixture, and flour-cornflour mix in that order. Bread the chicken in the flour, then the egg, and then the flour-cornflour mix, applying pressure to ensure even adherence. Let the chicken sit in the refrigerator for 1/2 hour before frying.
  5. Pour oil into a heavy pot to a depth of at least 3 inches. Heat oil to 300°F
  6. Fry chicken, submerged in oil, for 15 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer registers 170°F for dark meat, 160°F for white meat. Drain on a rack.
  7. Cool to room temperature, and then place in refrigerator for at least 4 hours and no more than 24. Serve cool from a picnic basket or cold, straight from the fridge.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 873.59 Kcal (3658 kJ)
Calories from fat 154.4 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17.16g 26%
Cholesterol 410.56mg 137%
Sodium 2029.4mg 85%
Potassium 1072.99mg 23%
Total Carbs 109.69g 37%
Sugars 20.07g 80%
Dietary Fiber 3.27g 13%
Protein 64.87g 130%
Vitamin C 5.2mg 9%
Iron 5.6mg 31%
Calcium 252.7mg 25%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 123.1 Kcal (515 kJ)
Calories from fat 21.76 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.42g 26%
Cholesterol 57.86mg 137%
Sodium 285.98mg 85%
Potassium 151.2mg 23%
Total Carbs 15.46g 37%
Sugars 2.83g 80%
Dietary Fiber 0.46g 13%
Protein 9.14g 130%
Vitamin C 0.7mg 9%
Iron 0.8mg 31%
Calcium 35.6mg 25%

* 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

  • 18.2
  • 22

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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