Paula Deen's Southern Fried Chicken
Weight Watcher Points: 21
- 2 lb
- cut up chicken
- 1/3 c
- 1 c
- hot sauce (i use tapatio)
- 1 1/2 tsp
- 1 1/4 tsp
- fresh ground black pepper
- 1/4 tsp
- garlic powder
- 2 c
- all-purpose flour
- 1 Tbsp
- baking powder
- 1/4 tsp
How to Make Paula Deen's Southern Fried Chicken
- 1Heat peanut oil in a large deep pot to 350°F (do not fill more than half full--you don't want a hot-oil spill-over accident!).
- 2For sauce mixture: in a medium-sized bowl, beat the eggs with the water.
- 3Add hot sauce and whisk together well.
Pour this mixture into a large plastic zip-top bag.
- 4For seasoning mixture: In a small bowl, combine 1 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper and 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder.
- 5For dredging mixture: In a another bowl, mix flour, baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon salt.
- 6Rinse and pat dry chicken pieces with a paper towel.
Cut breast pieces in half across ribs.
Sprinkle chicken generously on both sides with seasoning blend.
- 7Drop a few chicken pieces of chicken into bag of sauce mixture and squish around to coat thoroughly.
- 8One piece at a time, roll chicken in flour mixture and drop into hot oil.
- 9Don't crowd chicken pieces--I cook about half the chicken at a time.
Fry chicken until brown and crisp.
Drain on paper toweling.
- 10Dark meat will take about 14 minutes, white meat about 10 minutes.
- 11Remember smaller pieces cook faster than the larger ones.
You can check for doneness by piercing to the bone in the thickest part with a fork.
If the juices run clear, it is done.