4th of July Fried Chicken
- Ready In:
- 1hr 20mins
- 3 lbs chicken, cut into pieces
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1⁄2 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground sage
- 1⁄4 teaspoon paprika
- 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
- 2 eggs, beaten with
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1 cup breadcrumbs
- oil (for frying, I use corn oil)
- Rinse chicken pieces, pat dry and place in a shallow dish for marinating.
- Pour buttermilk over chicken and marinate for 30 minutes, turning occasionally.
- Combine flour, salt, sage, paprika and pepper in paper bag.
- Add chicken and shake to cover.
- Dip chicken in egg and roll in breadcrumbs.
- Let stand for 15 minutes.
- Pour oil into large skillet to a depth of 1 inch and heat to 375°F or until water spatters when sprinkled on oil.
- Add chicken legs and thighs first.
- Fry until browned about 10-12 minutes before adding remaining pieces, frying another 10 minutes or until brown.
- Drain chicken on paper towels before serving.
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We really enjoyed this! I used both Panko and breadcrumbs (not mixed together) the breadcrumbs got dark quicker...and we really didn't notice a difference in taste...so use what you have available...my chicken pieces were huge so I had to cook them longer...that's why they are on the dark side...I was surprised at how crispy they turned out...hubby loves fried chicken so he was a happy camper...thanks for posting it...=)
Delicious fried chicken. I used Panko breadcrumbs as suggested by another reviewer, added a dash of garlic power, and fried the chicken in a cast iron skillet. Served it with recipe #147254 and recipe #124798. In the past I have used recipe #108411 to bake chicken but this fried version is excellent. Made for PRMR game.
Fried chicken is a much loved meal in this house, and we already have a top recipe for it..but as this uses breadcrumbs we thought that it might make a nice variation for us. We were right...the chicken is moist and tender and the crumb crisp and crunchy. A good chicken recipe-thanks ellie! Made for PRMR.