Spicy Fried Chicken

I like fried chicken. A good fried chicken should be crispy and juicy and seasoned just right. I made a spicy fried chicken that hit all three points.

Ingredients:

 Brine:

  • 3 lbs of chicken breasts and drumsticks washed and and patted dry

  • 2 tablespoons of baking powder

  • black pepper

  • salt

Egg Wash:

  • 1 cup of buttermilk

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 tablespoons of hot sauce

 

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Batter:

 

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  • 2 cups of flour

  • 2 tablespoons of cornstarch

  • garlic salt to taste

Seasoning Oil:

  • vegetable oil

  • 3 tablespoons of paprika

  •  black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon of cayenne pepper

  • 1 tablespoon of garlic salt

 

Method:

 

  • Dry brine the chicken with 1 tablespoon of salt, baking powder and black pepper to taste. Use gloves and massage the brine into the chicken.Put the chicken in the fridge overnight.

 

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  • In flat dish, mix the flour, cornstarch and garlic salt.

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  • Whisk the eggs and combine it with the buttermilk and hot sauce.

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     Dredge the chicken in flour mixture, then the egg mixture and then in the flour mixture. Shake off the excess flour.

 

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  • Heat about 1 inch of oil in a frying pan and fry the chicken until golden brown on both sides.Poke with a knife and make sure that the juice runs clear. Since the chicken was bone-in, it took about 9 minutes on each side.

 

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  • Mix 1/2 a cup of frying oil with the paprika, black pepper and cayenne pepper and baste the hot chicken with it.

 

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