Soaked in buttermilk overnight makes this chicken moist. The recipe calls for whole cut-up chickens but I use chicken breasts.
- Place the chicken pieces in a large bowl and pour the buttermilk over them. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
- Preheat the oven to 350°F degrees.
- Combine the flour, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Take the chicken out of the buttermilk and coat each piece thoroughly with the flour mixture.
- Pour the oil into a large heavy-bottomed stockpot to a depth of 1 inch and heat to 360 degrees on a thermometer.
- Working in batches, carefully place several pieces of chicken in the oil and fry for about 3 minutes on each side until the coating is a light golden brown (it will continue to brown in the oven). Don't crowd the pieces.
- Remove the chicken from the oil and place each piece on a metal baking rack set on a sheet pan. Allow the oil to return to 360 degrees before frying the next batch.
- When all the chicken is fried, bake for 30 to 40 minutes, until the chicken is no longer pink inside.
- Serve hot.
Outstanding chicken, I have put this recipe on our favorite list. Followed the directions, soaked the chicken overnight and really enjoyed the meal. We had a guest for the meal and she picked those bones clean.
Wow! I had to substitute yogurt for buttermilk because I can't really find buttermilk in Sweden. This was my first time braving fried chicken and it turned out GREAT! It's really important to have proper baking rack and sheet-- I almost burned the kitchen down! This was easy, delicious and fun to make. Thanks for the recipe!
I would definitely give this 6 stars if I could--super chicken recipe!!!The coating was salty and crispy, and the chicken inside was incredibly juicy.My family gobbled this up(pardon the pun) along side mac n cheese and corn on the cob.Absolutely perfect--thanks for sharing this recipe!!!!