Fried Chicken

4
Joan Penney

By
@thyme4dinner

To a Southern girl there is NOTHING better than golden, crisp fried chicken!

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Serves:
10 pieces
Prep:
2 Hr
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Pan Fry

Ingredients

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  • 3 Tbsp
    kosher salt
  • 4 c
    water
  • 1
    chicken (cut up)
  • 1 lb
    lard
  • 3/4 c
    flour
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp
    pepper

How to Make Fried Chicken

Step-by-Step

  1. Combine salt and water in a large bowl. Add chicken, cover and chill 2 hours.
  2. Drain chicken. Pat dry and place on a rack set over a baking sheet.
  3. Melt lard in a DEEP Dutch oven, once lard is melted maintain temp at 350. (melted lard should be about 2" deep). While lard is melting, combine flour, baking powder and pepper in a bowl. Dredge chicken in flour mixture. Set chicken on rack for 30 min. Dredge chicken once more. ( The more often you dredge the chicken, the crispier it will be. Allow chicken to "rest" 5-7 min between dredging.)
  4. Carefully lower chicken in hot lard. Do not crowd chicken in Dutch oven. (will need to fry chicken in 2 or more batches depending on size of Dutch oven) Fry 14-16 min or until juices run clear turning the chicken not more than twice.
  5. Remove chicken from lard to CLEAN rack set over CLEAN baking sheet.

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About Fried Chicken

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




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