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Bacon aside, there are few things I love more than fried chicken. What can possibly be more satisfying than a flavorful piece of chicken encased in a thick, crunchy crust? Not much, I believe. Every time I step foot into a KFC to sate my hankering, I feel a twinge of hypocrisy. Here I would like to share with you one of my most delicious Cast iron CHICKEN recipes. With a thick, crunchy, aromatic crust, and a tender juicy interior that’s infused with flavor, right down to the bone, this fired chicken must be the best one I have ever made. You can make this delicious buttermilk fired chicken in your kitchen when you really want this delicious dish. Only cost you 40 minutes to make if you chill of the chicken before. And here are the steps. Hope you like it!

BUTTER MILK FRIED CHICKEN RECIPE

INGREDIENTS:

2 cut-up fryer chickens
5 cups all-purpose flour

1 quart buttermilk (add in some onion juice, garlic and rosemary)

1/4 cup buttermilk

1/4 cup milk
3 tablespoons seasoned salt
2 teaspoons black pepper
2 teaspoons dried thyme
2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
canola or vegetable oil for frying

DIRECTIONS:

  1. In a large bowl,pour in 1 quart of the buttermilk and add the fryer chicken. Refrigerate overnight.
  2. Remove chicken from the bowl and let sit on counter for 30 minutes to take chill off. Then Preheat oven to 350. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, seasoned salt, pepper, thyme, paprika and cayenne. In a small bowl, combine the remaining buttermilk and the milk. Pour the milk mixture into the dry ingredients. Use a fork to mix until little lumps throughout.
  3. Heat 1 1/2 inches of oil in a Cast iron skilletover medium high heat to 365. Coat each buttermilk-soaked chicken piece thoroughlywith the breading, pressing to adhere the  breading.
  4. Add the chicken to the oil 3 or 4 pieces at a time. Cover pan and fry about 6 minutes. While frying, check casually to make sure chicken isn't getting too brown. Turn andcook additional 5 minutes. Monitor temperature of oil to make sure that chicken doesn't burn.
  5. Place chicken on baking sheet and continue frying rest of chicken. When done, bake the chicken in the oven for another 20 minutesuntil chicken is cooked through.
  6. cool for several minutes, then you can serve itwhen it is at room temperature

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Fried Chicken needs Salt!There’s nothing that ruins a good crust quicker than biting into bland, flavorless meat with no seasoning.Soaking the chicken in a salt and sugar will flavor the meat and increase the chicken’s moisture content. For my fried chicken, I use buttermilk instead of water, and I stuffed it full of aromatics such as onion juice, garlic, celery seed and rosemary. After a night soaking in the buttermilk brine, the chicken is literally bursting with flavorfrom the inside out.To make the best fried chicken, you can let the coated chicken air dry for about 30 minutes before frying it. This does two things. The first is that it gets the chicken up to room temperature, which helps it cook evenly once it’s in the oil. The second benefit is that some of the surface moisture evaporates, making the chicken crisp up nicely as it’s fried. But cooking the coated chicken directly in the Cast iron skillet does save time and the taste is not bad. So it’s all depends on you. Anyone who resides south of the Mason-Dixon Line can tell you the hallmarks of properly prepared Southern fried chicken: The skin needs to be well-seasoned and crispy, and the meat inside also needs to be moist and tender. These fried drumsticks coated in a buttermilk batter meets the criteria. This is a rather involved recipe that takes some time, but its not impossible to make on a work night if you put the chicken in the brine the night before. And hope you will like this buttermilk fried chicken skillet recipe!

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