Buttermilk Fried Chicken With Spicy Honey Drizzle

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Mary Lundschen

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@burbonpecanpie

I think that frying chicken is what God made cast iron skillets for. Also, if you are frying a lot of chicken, you can dip the chicken for frying, place on a large sheet pan and refrigerate overnight to fry the next day. If you are really in a hurry, have two skillets going at one time. But you must be sure the chicken fries long enough to cook through and don't crowd the pieces.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

We just love the crispiness of this buttermilk fried chicken recipe. Soaking the chicken in buttermilk tenderizes the meat and makes the final outcome very moist. Frying in a cast iron skillet is just like how grandma used to make it. The spicy honey drizzle on top is the perfect complement to the savory chicken. Serve with crispy waffles and this meal is a dream. The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 11 votes

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Method:
Deep Fry

Ingredients

  • 1 fryer
    cut up or your favorite chicken pieces, bone in (about 4 lbs.)
  • 2 c
    buttermilk
  • 2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 1/4 tsp
    cayenne
  • 2 tsp
    dry mustard
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 2 Tbsp
    paprika
  • 2 c
    Crisco oil - fill 10 inch to 12 inch skillet about 1/2 inch deep

How to Make Buttermilk Fried Chicken With Spicy Honey Drizzle

Step-by-Step

  1. Remove skin.
  2. Rinse and pat dry. Salt & pepper pieces.
  3. Add flour to a plastic bag along with the salt, cayenne, dry mustard, garlic powder, and paprika. Dip pieces of chicken, one at a time, into flour.
  4. Shake bag to coat chicken.
  5. Pour buttermilk into a pie plate. Remove chicken from the flour and dip pieces in the buttermilk.
  6. Then back into the flour and shake bag to coat.
  7. Remove chicken from bag, shaking off excess flour.
  8. Put on a plate or wire rack. You can cover and refrigerate for an hour or overnight, but not necessary.
  9. When the oil is hot place chicken pieces in the skillet, but do not crowd. Oil should be hot but not smoking. Fry chicken at least 12 minutes per SIDE. It will depend on how large the pieces are and dark meat takes longer than the white meat. If the oil is too hot it will burn the outside and not cook the inside.
  10. When the chicken is fried, drain on paper towels.
  11. Put in an ovenproof dish and cover with foil. Place in a 250 degree oven to keep warm and also it will keep cooking.
  12. Yummy drizzle for chicken. Add a few drops of hot sauce in 1/2 cup honey.
  13. Warm in the microwave.
  14. Lightly drizzle over pieces of chicken. Finger-lickin' good.

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About Buttermilk Fried Chicken With Spicy Honey Drizzle

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Southern
Collection: Picnic Picks!
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



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