Leah Stacey Recipe

Man Catching Fried Chicken

By Leah Stacey CookingMaven

Recipe Rating:
 38 Ratings
Cooking Method:
Pan Fry

Leah's Story

This chicken promises to "catch a man". If he doesn't take the bait then he isn't worth having!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Spicy, savory and super satisfying, Leah's dish had us at hello! With a name like this, we figured it had to be good... and we sure weren't disappointed. Heat things up and give this chicken a fry.


8 total
chicken thighs and legs
4 c
3 c
kentucky kernel seasoned flour
1 Tbsp
baking powder
regular size bottle of veggie oil
a deep skillet (an iron skillet is preferred or a fry daddy works too!)

Directions Step-By-Step

* If you can't find Kentucky Kernel seasoned flour at the store then you are welcome to use 3 cups of self rising flour seasoned with salt and pepper* (don't worry about adding the baking powder if your using self rising flour.)
I buy my KK seasoning at Walmart but you can always order it online @ Amazon or hodgsonmill.com.
Wash the chicken and set a side
In a large bowl beat the eggs.
Pour the buttermilk into a 9x13 glass baking dish and add the eggs and mix together
Place the chicken into the buttermilk and egg mixture and let marinate at least an hour. (you can also cover it and let it sit overnight in the fridge)
Mix the 1TBL baking powder together with the seasoned flour. Roll the chicken pieces one at a time in the flour and place in the skillet or fryer. Put at many pieces in the skillet or fryer that will fit without crowding. Fry until golden brown. If your frying in a skillet then it's 7-8 minutes on each side or in a fry daddy @ 360 degrees for about 15 min.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Southern
Hashtags: #buttermilk, #chicken

  • Comments

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    Bennie Shaw mamabennie - May 25, 2010
    Shucks, I've had my man for 54 years now...Maybe I could keep him longer if I made this chicken. I'm going to give it a try whether or not. :-}
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    Marsha McTigue M1CAL - Jul 10, 2010
    Hi. This sounds sooo good. Is Kentucky Kernal a brand of seasoned flour? Is there something I could add to regular flour to make this recipe work? I've never seen that brand here in CA. Thanks.
  • user
    Leah Stacey CookingMaven - Jul 11, 2010
    yeah its a brand of seasoning flour. It makes your chicken taste like KFC. If you have any other seasoning flour available I'm sure you could use that instead. If not then there are tons of 11 herbs and spices recipes online if you just google it.
  • user
    Marsha McTigue M1CAL - Jul 11, 2010
    Thanks, I don't think we do have any brand of flour that's already seasoned, so I'll look online for a recipe to mix into the flour.
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    Deirdre Smith Cali4niadj - Jul 12, 2010
    I made this tonight for company and it turned out SO good! Everybody complimented on it, thanks for the recipe!