Neely Family Spicy Fried Chicken

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READY IN: 2hrs 30mins
Recipe by Cristina Barry

I haven't tried this recipe yet, but then again, every recipe I have tried from the Down Home with the Neelys show on the Food Network has been a hit. Let me know what you think.

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  1. Season the chicken with salt and pepper and place in a casserole dish.
  2. In a nonreactive bowl, mix buttermilk, hot sauce and cayenne.
  3. Pour the buttermilk mixture over the chicken, cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator to marinate for 2 hours.
  4. Preheat a deep-fryer to 350 degrees F.
  5. Into a large paper bag, measure the flour, cayenne, garlic powder, paprika, and salt and pepper.
  6. Shake off excess buttermilk mixture and place the chicken, a few pieces at a time, into the bake and shake to dredge.
  7. Place the chicken into the hot oil and fry until golden and crisp, about 8 to 10 minutes for white meat and 13 to 15 for dark meat.
  8. Remove from the fryer onto a paper towel lined sheet tray and season with salt and pepper.

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