Cornmeal Battered Fried Chicken
photo by *Parsley*
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- 3 1⁄2 lbs fryer, cutup
- 2⁄3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1⁄3 cup cornmeal
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
- 1⁄8 teaspoon ground red pepper
- 1 beaten egg
- 1⁄2 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons cooking oil
- plus cooking oil or shortening, enough for deep frying
- Wash the chicken and in large saucepan. Cover the chicken with slightly salted water and bring to a boil. After it boils, reduce the heat and cover and simmer for 20 minutes. (the boiling is done to almost cook the chicken so the cornmeal does not burn).
- Drain the chicken and pat dry with paper towels.
- For the batter: Combine all the dry ingredients in a medium bowl; mix well. Add the egg, milk, and oil to the flour mixture; mix well until smooth.
- Heat oil for frying to 365°F.
- Dip the chicken pieces one at a time in the batter and gently shake off the excess batter. Carefully lower into hot oil.
- Fry 2 to 3 pieces at a time for 2 to 3 minutes or until golden, turning only once.
- Carefully remove and drain on paper towels, or paper bag.
- Keep warm while frying the remaining chicken.
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THANK YOU! I used this batter to make boneless chicken nuggets with outstanding results. The only thing I did was omit the ground red pepper, because I made a homemade buffalo sauce for dipping and was afraid this might be too much heat for my DH! Everyone raved about the batter. I did add 1/2 tsp of baking soda and 1/2 tsp vinegar to puff it up a bit more after trying a few first in the heated oil. This is now going to become my batter of choice. I also used raw cut up boneless chicken breasts so I totally did away with the pre cooking of the meat. Really appreciate your sharing of this with the 'zaar!
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