Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins
While I have several types of fried chicken recipes in my arsenal, this one of my mom's brings back great memories of coming home from football practice in the fall, and the whole house smelled so good! I make this recipe every once in a while in my Great Grandma's cast iron skillet. (If only it could talk, it's over 100 years old!) I like to serve it with homemade roasted garlic and sour cream mashed potatos.
- 1 cup all-purpose flour, divided
- 1⁄4 cup all-purpose flour, divided
- 1 1⁄4 teaspoons dried thyme
- 3⁄4 teaspoon onion powder
- 3⁄4 teaspoon seasoning salt (I use lawrys)
- 3⁄4 teaspoon smoked Hungarian paprika
- 3⁄4 teaspoon pepper, divided
- 8 chicken thighs or 8 chicken legs
- 2⁄3 cup buttermilk
- 2 -4 teaspoons oil (I use 4 generally)
- 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granule
- 1 1⁄2 cups milk
- Combine 1 cup flour, thyme, onion powder, paprika, salt and 1/2 t. pepper in a large plastic zip-lock bag. Add chicken to bag, one or 2 pieces at a time; shake to coat well. Dip chicken into buttermilk, return to bag and shake to coat.
- Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add chicken and saute 15 minutes, turning to cook evenly until golden.
- Reduce heat to medium-low. Cook, uncovered, 35 to 40 minutes or until chicken is tender and juices run clear when chicken is pierced with a fork.
- Remove chicken and place on a plate lined with a paper towel. Reserve the drippings, cover chicken to keep warm.
- Stir bouillon, remaining flour and remaining pepper into skillet drippings, scraping up any browned bits (that's the good stuff). Add milk.
- Cook and stir with a whisk over medium heat until thickened and bubbly; cook and stir one to two more minutes. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot gravy over chicken and potatos. Serves 4.
SO good! I haven't had real fried chicken in years. This sounded so good that I had to try it. So glad that I did. It was wonderful. I made some thighs and legs and enjoyed the leftovers as well. The gravy is great over mashed potatoes. Thanks Throwdown_King for an awesome meal and lots of childhood memories. Made for Fall PAC 2012.
The PAC came at a perfect time. My daughter wanted fried chicken for her 10th birthday and this recipe fit the bill. Every one loved it. Hopefully I will be able to figure out how to download pictures soon.