Fried chicken is definitely a surprisingly fast and easy weeknight dinner. When fast-food restaurants first started, their goal was to serve good, old-fashioned, country-style home-cooking. These days, it's the reverse. Home cooks try to reproduce fast-food.There are hundreds of recipes for so-called southern fried chicken and thousands for fried chicken in general. The chicken recipes vary from the seasonings used to the coating or batterto the fat and to the cooking time and cooking method.Some recipes will insist you remove the skin before flouring or battering. Other chicken recipes require double-coating or battering the chicken. There are numerous variations. Here I will share with you mine, one of the best and easiest Cast iron CHICKEN recipes.It is one pan fried chicken best ever which can please everyone's taste buds. The chicken is really crispy, crunchy on the outside and juicy and tender on the inside. And here is the recipe. Hope you like it!



8 drumsticks

1 large egg

1 cup buttermilk

3 cups all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon cornstarch

2 tablespoons kosher salt

2 teaspoons plus 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper

1 1/2 teaspoons paprika

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

Canola oil for frying


  1. In a small bowl, whisk 1 tablespoon salt, 2 teaspoons black pepper, paprika, cayenne, garlic powder, and onion powder. Season chicken with spices. Let chicken stand covered at room temperature for 1 hour.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk buttermilk, egg, and 1/2 cup water. In another bowl, whisk flour, cornstarch with remaining 1 tablespoon saltand remaining 1 tablespoon pepper.
  3. Pour canola oil into a 10 inchCast iron skillet about two-thirds full. Heat over medium-high heat until thermometer registers 350. At same time, set a wire rack inside a large rimmed baking sheet.
  4. Dip drumstick in buttermilk mixture and allowexcess to drip back into bowl. Then dredge in flour mixture and shake off excess. Carefully place 5 drumsticks in the pan. Fry about 12 minutes for these legs.During the 12 minutes, turnwith tongs every 2 minutes and adjust heat to maintain a steady temperature about 325until skin turns deep golden brown. Use tongs.
  5. Remove chicken from the pan and allow excess oil to drip back into it. Transfer chicken to prepared rack. Repeat with remaining chicken pieces.
  6. Let the chicken cool for 10 minutes and serve.


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Dip the chicken in buttermilk mixture and shake off the excess and then flour the chicken. This creates a slightly different flavor but also a delicious fried chicken dinner. I will say that the term easy fried chicken doesn't mean you're not going to have some work to do. This isn’t the quickest recipe, but it’s worth the work put in. Your fried chicken will come out a lot better if you have a Cast iron skillet to cook it. I like to use this pan because it can help to create perfect brown crust and no burn marks. Everyone should own at least one. I suggest you serve this delicious chicken once it cools well. Since the chicken will be fried with only the simplest of seasoning, the chickens' quality and freshness are very important. As far as side dishes to go with these easy, oven fried chicken drumsticks? They go with just about anything! I like them with rice and gravy and buttered sweet peas. You can also serve them with roasted sweet potatoes, cabbage and cornbread. They are also fabulous with mash potatoes and green beans. Dont forget sweet tea! Any type of fried chicken must have a frosty glass of sweet tea to accompany it! So why not make this fried perfect chicken in this night?

It always amuses me to see recipe for things like French Chocolate Pancakes, French Crullers and etc. I guess adding the word “French” makes things seem more appealing. Next time, I will share with you another easy but tasty frying recipe. It is Cast Iron French Fried Chicken. This fried chicken is really special since I use duck fat for frying. Fried chicken is a bit of a project, and not everyone is going to have duck fat on hand. So you can use any oil you prefer, such as peanut or canola. If you live in France, you can find duck fat in most supermarkets so we have easy access to it. Hope you like this French-style fried chicken!

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