Prep Time: 16 hrs 30 mins | Cook Time: 15 mins | Servings: 10
If you love fried chicken, you’ll surely fall head over heels for this crispiest fried chicken! This is the best fried chicken recipe you’ll ever make! The chicken is left in the brine for a couple of hours. Then, marinated in a buttermilk mixture. Right before frying, the chicken is dredged in the flour mixture. After frying, the fried chicken is sprinkled with salt. This method guarantees delicious, crunchy fried chicken! Your kids will absolutely enjoy every bite! Serve this crispy fried chicken with hot sauce and slow.
Vegetable oil, for frying
10 chicken thighs/drumsticks
Slaw, to serve
Hot sauce, to serve
2 tsp onion powder
2 c. water
1/2 c. light brown sugar
2 tsp garlic powder
Zest of 1 lemon
1/2 c. salt
2 c. buttermilk
2 tsp mustard powder
Freshly ground black pepper
2 tsp salt
2 tsp cayenne pepper
5 tsp cornstarch
3 c. flour
1/2 c. dried polenta
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp cayenne pepper
2 tsp salt
1 tsp mustard powder
1 tsp garlic powder
How to make The Best-Ever Fried Chicken
Step 1: To the brine, add the chicken pieces. Cover and place in the fridge for 12 hours.
Step 2: To the buttermilk mixture, transfer the chicken and let them marinate for about 4 to 6 hours.
Step 3: In the flour mixture, dredge the chicken.
Step 4: To a wire rack over a baking tray, transfer the chicken and leave without a cover in the fridge for at least 30 minutes or up to 4 hours.
Step 5: In a hot pot or deep fryer, drizzle the oil. Place the chicken pieces in batches and fry for about 12 minutes.
Step 6: Drain on paper towels when done, then sprinkle with salt.
Step 7: Serve the fried chicken immediately with hot sauce and slaw. Enjoy!
Whisk the brine ingredients well until the sugar and salt have completely dissolved.
Combine until well mixed.
Whisk the dry ingredients until well mixed.
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