Crispy, Juicy, and Irresistible: The Famous Fried Chicken Recipe
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The Secret to the Perfect Fried Chicken: A Family Recipe Passed Down Generations
Fried chicken is a classic dish that has been enjoyed by people all over the world for generations.
The crispy, golden-brown coating and juicy, flavorful meat make it a favorite for both kids and adults alike.
This recipe will guide you through the process of making delicious fried chicken in the comfort of your own home.
The key to making great fried chicken is to start with high-quality ingredients. Use fresh, organic chicken that has been brined in a mixture of water, salt, and sugar for at least an hour.
This will help to ensure that the meat is juicy and flavorful. Next, create a coating for the chicken by mixing flour, spices, and seasonings in a large bowl.
This will give the chicken a crispy, golden-brown crust that is packed with flavor.
Finally, heat oil in a large skillet or deep-fryer to the appropriate temperature, and carefully place the chicken in the oil.
Cook the chicken for several minutes on each side, until the coating is golden brown and the meat is cooked through.
Once the chicken is done, remove it from the oil and drain it on a paper towel-lined plate. Serve the fried chicken hot, with your favorite dipping sauce and sides. Enjoy!
- 4 lbs of chicken pieces (whatever you prefer)
- 2 cups of all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp of paprika
- 1 tsp of garlic powder
- 1 tsp of onion powder
- 1 tsp of dried thyme
- 1 tsp of salt
- 1/2 tsp of black pepper
- 2 cups of buttermilk
- Oil for frying (such as vegetable or canola oil)
- In a large bowl, mix together the flour, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, thyme, salt and pepper.
- In a separate bowl, pour the buttermilk.
- Heat the oil in a large skillet or Dutch oven to 350-375 degrees F (175-190 degrees C).
- Dip the chicken pieces in the buttermilk, then roll them in the flour mixture to coat evenly.
- Carefully place the chicken in the hot oil. Fry the chicken in batches, if necessary, to avoid overcrowding the skillet.
- Fry the chicken for 15-20 minutes on each side, or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F (74 degrees C) and the juices run clear.
- Remove the chicken from the skillet and drain on a wire rack or paper towels.
- Let the chicken rest for 5 minutes before serving.
Enjoy your delicious fried chicken with your favorite dipping sauce and side dishes.
Sides for serving fried chicken
Some popular sides for serving fried chicken include coleslaw, macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes and gravy, baked beans, corn on the cob, and biscuits. Other options include green beans, roasted vegetables, and garlic bread.
Tips for making fried chicken
- Use a good quality oil with a high smoke point, such as peanut or canola oil, for frying.
- Marinate the chicken in a mixture of buttermilk and seasonings for added flavor and moisture.
- Coat the chicken in a mixture of flour, cornmeal, and seasonings for a crispy crust.
- Use a thermometer to ensure the oil is at the correct temperature (around 350-375 degrees Fahrenheit) before adding the chicken.
- Fry the chicken in small batches to avoid overcrowding the pan and to ensure even cooking.
- Allow the cooked chicken to rest on a wire rack to allow excess oil to drip off and to help keep the crust crispy.
- Don't forget to season the chicken well with salt and pepper before frying.
- Avoid overcrowding the pan to keep the temperature of the oil stable, and make sure the chicken is cooked through before serving.
Learn how to make the perfect fried chicken by watching our step-by-step video tutorial
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