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Southern Fried Chicken

Ingredients

Ingredients for Marinade

  • 3 Cups of Buttermilk
  • ½ Teaspoon of Celery seed
  • 1 Teaspoon of Garlic Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon of Onion Powder
  • ¼ Teaspoon of Cayenne Pepper
  • ½ Teaspoon of Paprika
  • 1 Teaspoon of Salt
  • 2 Teaspoons of Pepper

Ingredients for Cooking the chicken

  • 6 Cups of Vegetable Oil
  • 3 Cups of Flour
  • 1 Teaspoons of  Garlic Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon of Onion Powder
  • ¼ Teaspoon of Cayenne Pepper
  • ½ Teaspoon of Paprika
  • 1 Teaspoon of Salt
  • 2 Teaspoons of Pepper

Instructions

Prep Instructions

  1. Rinse the chicken under cold water and pat dry with a paper towel.
  2. Add the raw chicken to a large bowl.
  3. Add buttermilk, celery seed, garlic, onion powder, cayenne, paprika, salt, and pepper.
  4. Mix thoroughly and ensure the chicken is fully submerged, cover and soak overnight,
  5. (if you want to cook same day, soak chicken in buttermilk for at least 4 hrs).

Cooking Instructions

  1. Heat the oil in a cast iron pot until 330- 335 degrees F is reached.
  2. In a ziplock bag add flour and seasonings (garlic, onion, cayenne, paprika, salt, and pepper).
  3. Place 1-2 pieces of chicken in the ziplock bag, shake to evenly coat the chicken in the flour mixture.
  4. Slowly add one piece of chicken to the oil, make sure to not drop to avoid a splash of hot oil.
  5. Cook for 3-4 minutes on each side, flip the chicken and cook for another few minutes.
  6. When you take the chicken out, place on a paper towel or cookie rack to let excess oil drain.
  7. Use a kitchen thermometer to check the chicken internal temperature, it should be 165 degrees F.
  8. Before frying more chicken, check the temperature of the oil to ensure it’s still at 330-335 degrees F.

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