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BEST EVER FRIED CHICKEN

If you love fried chicken, you are in the perfect place.  I am thankful you stopped to check out this fantastic fried chicken.

What is my favorite food ever?  Fried Chicken!  If you like Fried Chicken, you will love this crunchy, juicy, flavorful best Fried Chicken Recipe! 

I am going to teach you each step with tips on making this amazing chicken.  You can make the BEST fried chicken.  Follow each step carefully and if you have a question, please leave me a comment. 

What is my favorite food ever? Fried Chicken! If you like Fried Chicken, you will love this crunchy, juicy, flavorful Best Ever Fried Chicken Recipe!

BEST EVER FRIED CHICKEN - If you like Fried Chicken, you will love this crunchy, juicy, flavorful best Fried Chicken Recipe!  I am going to teach you each step with tips on making this amazing chicken.

BEST EVER FRIED CHICKEN - If you like Fried Chicken, you will love this crunchy, juicy, flavorful best Fried Chicken Recipe!  I am going to teach you each step with tips on making this amazing chicken.

My Favorite Food, Fried Chicken

If fried chicken is on the menu, I am ordering it.  I have found lots of restaurants who have excellent fried chicken, but honestly, I still love my fried chicken just as good.  This chicken is marinated in buttermilk and a little hot sauce.  It is juicy, very crispy, and has a beautiful, flavorful crust.  I have been working on the combination of spices for my fried chicken for years.  I love a tasty piece of chicken, and this fried chicken has the great flavor it is truly the best Fried Chicken Recipe!

My secrets to frying crispy, flavorful best Fried Chicken Recipe!

First Step: Marinate

The day before you are going to fry the chicken, in a couple of large ziplock bags marinate in buttermilk with hot sauce.  Place the chicken in the refrigerator overnight.  I use a clean kitchen garbage bag. 

NO Worries!  The chicken is not hot but has lots of flavors.  This fried chicken has lots of layers of flavor beginning with the hot sauce and buttermilk. 

Second Step: Spices

Mix up an incredible combination of spices using a whisk.

Add the spices to the flour, cornstarch, and baking powder.  Baking Powder is a magical ingredient.

Save a couple of tablespoons of the Spice mixture before adding it to the flour.  After the chicken comes out of the frying, you will season the chicken one more time with the spice mixture.  

Third Step:  Flour the Chicken

Remove the chicken from the marinade one piece at a time and dip it into the flour and spices mixture.   Place the chicken on a large baking sheet.  DO NOT allow the chicken pieces to touch each other.

Four Step:  Rest the Chicken

Flour the chicken and allow it to rest for 15 minutes in a large pan.  Do not let it touch each other.  If you have room in your refrigerator, place the large baking sheet in it for 15 minutes. 

Fifth Step: Flour the Chicken One More Time

After 15 minutes, dip the chicken back into the flour mixture and allow it to rest again for 15 minutes.  If you have room in your refrigerator, place it in it for 15 minutes. 

Sixth Step: Heat Up The Oil

Heat enough oil for frying depending on what you are using to fry the chicken in.  You need enough oil to completely submerge and totally cover the chicken.

Allow the oil to heat to 375 degrees.  The temperature will drop as soon as you add the chicken.

Seventh Step:  Cook Chicken

Cook chicken about 15 minutes or until golden brown.  Do not overcrowd the fryer.

Eight Step: Drain & Season The Chicken

Remove the chicken with tongs on to a large baking sheet that has been lined with paper towels.

Once the chicken is done, season it thoroughly as soon as it comes out of the hot grease.

Ninth Step:

Serve hot and with honey, if you want a real treat!

Drizzle Fried Chicken With Honey

My favorite way to eat fried chicken is with a little honey drizzled on it.  The sweetness with the crunch and flavor of the chicken is indeed the best food ever.
I have fried many a chicken in my cast iron dutch oven, but it is so much crispier, safer and easier to fry in this Butterball Electric Turkey Fryer.  If you have a crowd to feed why not fry some chicken.  Everyone will love it, and it cooks in minutes in this electric fryer.

How To Make The Best Ever Fried Chicken Recipe

I love this Butterball Electric Turkey Fryer and wanted to share my experience with you.  When I am frying food, I am always concerned about the dangers it may cause.  I was not afraid to fry this chicken in this Electric Butterball Fryer.  This Butterball electric fryer was much safer than using a propane gas fryer or even my cast iron dutch oven.

When frying food, please be careful!  Keep small children and animals away from the grease.

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BUTTERBALL ELECTRIC FRYER

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Pyrex Glass Mixing Bowl Set (3-Piece)

AmazonBasics Stainless Steel Wire Whisk Set – 3-Piece

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HOW TO MAKE THE BEST EVER FRIED CHICKEN RECIPE

BEST EVER FRIED CHICKEN - If you like Fried Chicken, you will love this crunchy, juicy, flavorful best Fried Chicken Recipe!  I am going to teach you each step with tips on making this amazing chicken.

HOW TO MAKE THE BEST EVER FRIED CHICKEN RECIPE

What is my favorite food ever? Fried Chicken! If you like Fried Chicken, you will love this crunchy, juicy, flavorful Best Ever Fried Chicken Recipe!

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Best Fried Chicken

Best Ever Fried Chicken Recipe!


  • Author: Diane Roark @Recipes for our Daily Bread
  • Category: Entree
  • Cuisine: American

Description

What is my favorite food ever?  Fried Chicken!  If you like Fried Chicken, you will love this crunchy, juicy, flavorful best Fried Chicken Recipe!


Ingredients

  • Eight pieces chicken
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • One Tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 TB paprika
  • Three teaspoons garlic powder
  • One tsp onion powder
  • Add, Three teaspoons celery salt
  • Three teaspoons seasoned salt
  • Add, Three teaspoons ground black pepper
  • Three tsp oregano
  • Three tsp thyme
  • Plus, three teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  • One tsp dry mustard
  • 1-quart buttermilk to marinate chicken
  • 1/2 cup hot sauce (this chicken is NOT spicy)

Instructions

  1. Enough Oil for frying depending on what you are using to fry the chicken in. You need enough oil to cover the chicken.
  2. Instructions for Cooking Best Fried Chicken
  3. The day before you are going to fry the chicken, place the chicken in a couple of large ziplock bags (I use a clean kitchen garbage bag)
  4. Add the chicken, buttermilk, and hot sauce.
  5. Place the chicken in the refrigerator overnight.
  6. Mix the seasonings.
  7. Remove one tablespoon of seasoning and save it for later.
  8. Add the season into the flour, cornstarch, and baking powder.  I mix it together with a whisk.
  9. Remove the chicken one piece at a time from the buttermilk.
  10. Flour each piece of chicken in every crease of the chicken.
  11. Leave it to rest on a large baking sheet.  Place chicken in the refrigerator if possible.
  12. After 15 minutes, flour the chicken again.
  13. Allow the oil to heat to 375 degrees. The temperature will drop as soon as you add the chicken.
  14. Cook chicken about 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  15. Remove the chicken with tongs on to a large baking sheet that has been lined with paper towels.
  16. Season the chicken as soon as it comes out of the oven with the remaining tablespoon of seasoning mixture.
  17. Serve hot and with honey, if you want a real treat!

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22 thoughts on “BEST EVER FRIED CHICKEN

  1. Just wanted to say 1 thing. I do outdoor frying with my turkey fryer. There are safety issues if not used properly. I have had my fair share of regular fryers for the kitchen. All the kitchen ones have had issues after 1 year… That said, I will always do my turkeys outside on propane. I just love the outdoors cooking….. However, we bought the butterball turkey fryer for the kitchen. Hands down the best fryer! We use it all the time from fried chicken to taquitos to even our own tortilla chips.

    • Daaron,

      I love fried food especially fried chicken and a deep fried turkey. You must be from the south too. Anyway, thank you for your comment about the Butterball Turkey Fryer. I truly love it way to much! I am going to have to try homemade tortilla chips. I have not thought about frying them. YUM!

      Thanks so much for stopping by Recipes for our Daily Bread,
      Diane Roark
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    • Teresa,

      You made my day. I am so glad you stopped by Recipes for our Daily Bread and let me know you tried my fried chicken. I love fried chicken and this recipe is juicy and crunchy. YUM!
      Many blessings!
      Thanks for following,
      Diane Roark
      recipesforourdailybread.com
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