Crunchy & Juicy Fried Chicken

Christina Dicken


Every once in a while I get the taste for good fried chicken. This is GOOD fried chicken, just like grandma used to make. crispy, crunchy, juicy and complete comfort!!! YUMMY!!! :)

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4 Hr
40 Min
Pan Fry


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whole chicken cut up or 6-8 of your favorite pieces
2-3 c
1 Tbsp
tabasco sauce
2 Tbsp
2 c
2 Tbsp
kosher salt
2 Tbsp
black pepper
1 Tbsp
onion powder
1 tsp
garlic powder
1 tsp
1 tsp
celery salt
1 dash(es)
cayenne pepper
1 Tbsp
baking powder

How to Make Crunchy & Juicy Fried Chicken


  • 1put chicken pieces in a bowl or a gallon zip bag with the buttermilk and tabasco sauce. chill in fridge at least 4 hours... (I do this overnight)
  • 2mix all of the flour, seasonings and baking powder in a bowl, paper bag, or pan.
  • 3scramble the two eggs in a separate bowl and add the water.
  • 4drip off excess buttermilk from chicken and press into flour mixture
  • 5dip into egg mix
  • 6repeat steps 4 & 5 and set chicken aside
  • 7heat oil on medium heat (I fill a cast iron pan half full with canola oil)... add chicken do not over crowd the pan.. make in several batches if necessary... it should not crack pop and spatter too bad if its on medium heat.. the frying sound should be like a light steady rain...not a downpour ... Fry skin side down for 10 minutes
  • 8after 10 minutes, turn chicken gently and fry for another 10 minutes... then flip back and forth until the deep golden color is achieved, place on pan to drain

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About Crunchy & Juicy Fried Chicken

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Heirloom

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