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Buttermilk Fried Chicken

June 14, 2022 • 0 comments

Buttermilk Fried Chicken
Summer is picnic season - and what better picnic food than fried chicken? Soaked in buttermilk, this fried chicken is tender, crisp, and juicy - the perfect combination.
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  • Servings: 4

Directions

Ingredients

For the chicken:

  • 1 3-4 lb. chicken, cut into 8 pieces (substitute: 6 leg quarters)
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon white pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon dried rosemary
  • ¼ teaspoon ground thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon dried sage
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups buttermilk

Seasoned flour:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon white pepper
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 ½ quarts peanut oil for frying

Directions

  1. Toss together chicken pieces, black pepper, salt, paprika, white pepper, rosemary, thyme, oregano, sage, and cayenne in a large bowl.
  2. Stir in buttermilk until chicken is evenly coated. Cover and refrigerate for 6 hours.
  3. Combine flour, salt, paprika, cayenne, garlic powder, white pepper, and onion powder for seasoned flour in a large shallow dish.
  4. Remove chicken from buttermilk and dredge each piece in seasoned flour. Shake off any excess and transfer to a plate.
  5. Heat peanut oil in a large Dutch oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  6. Add chicken pieces to the hot oil and fry for 10 minutes. Turn chicken pieces and fry for another 10 to15 minutes.
  7. Remove chicken from oil and transfer to a cooling rack set over a paper towel-lined baking sheet. Let sit for 10 minutes before serving.


*Recipe from Chef John's Buttermilk Chicken.





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