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rq's fried chicken

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Jayme Lockwood
Woodland, WA

My friend gave me this recipe. She is a Southern Belle originally from Georgia, complete with the drawl. I told her I hadn't cooked fried chicken. So, she gave me this.

(1 rating)
yield 2 serving(s)
prep time 3 Hr
cook time 1 Hr

Ingredients For rq's fried chicken

  • 1 1/2 c
    nonfat buttermilk
  • 2 Tbsp
    kosher salt
  • 6
  • 3/4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp
    chili powder
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 lb
    vegetable shortening
  • 2 Tbsp
    mrs. dash garlic and herb

How To Make rq's fried chicken

  • 1
    Combine buttermilk, salt, in a large, airtight container. Add chicken pieces, turning to coat in the liquid. Cover, and refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight.
  • 2
    Combine flour, remaining 1 tsp salt, black pepper, Mrs Dash, Chili powder, and baking powder in a bag. Shake vigorously.One at a time, place chicken pieces in the bag, and shake to coat. Place coated pieces on a clean plate or tray.
  • 3
    Heat vegetable shortening in two 10-inch cast-iron skillets over medium-low heat. Using a frying thermometer to measure temperature, bring shortening to 375 degrees F; it should be at a medium, not a rolling, boil.
  • 4
    Use tongs to place thighs and drumsticks in skillets. Fry until coating is dark golden on bottom, 10 to 14 minutes; then, using tongs, turn chicken over. Cook until coating is dark golden, another 10 to 14 minutes. Drain on brown paper bags or several layered paper towels.

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