FEATURED RECIPE - PERFECT SOUTHERN FRIED CHICKEN - GENIUSKITCHEN.COM
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Fried Chicken is a staple when it comes to comfort food. Everyone loves a perfectly crispy piece of golden brown chicken. Here is a recipe that I came across on GENIUSKITCHEN.COM that is sure to help you serve up a tasty dinner at home for the family or even just for yourself. Take not of step 16 as it is vital to getting that final golden brown look on your chicken. Head over to GENIUSKITCHEN.COM for more information on not only this recipe but other exciting and delicious recipes as well.
READY IN: 2hrs 35mins
1whole chicken, cut into 10 pieces (2 legs, 2 thighs, 2 wings, 4 breast)
1tablespoon Season-All salt
2teaspoons dried oregano
2teaspoons Season-All salt
vegetable oil orshortening (for frying)
Soak chicken in water and salt at least 2 hours in the refrigerator.
Mix buttermilk, eggs and Season All and dip chicken pieces in this mixture.
Combine 1 cup flour, 2 tbsp corn meal, 2 tsp dried oregano, and 2 tsp Season All in a bag.
Drop two pieces of dipped chicken in the bag at one time.
Shake to coat.
Place on wire rack to rest.
(I place wax paper under the rack to catch any flour that falls off.) Heat a shallow layer of oil or shortening to 360 F in a jumbo chicken skillet (cast iron is great for this job) or an electric skillet.
Place the chicken in the pan, trying not to crowd the pieces.
Cover for the first five minutes.
Check the chicken.
When golden brown, turn.
Cover for the next five minutes.
Remove cover and cook uncovered, turning occasionally, as needed for a total of an additional 20 minutes or until cooked through.
Watch carefully, and don't allow it to get too dark.
If it's frying too fast, reduce heat slightly.
NOTE- the key is to cover in the beginning to start the cooking process inside the chicken, but to uncover during the last part of the cooking time to get the outside nice and crispy and golden brown.
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