Southern Deep Fried Chicken

Deep Fried ChickenSouthern Deep Fried Chicken

Southern deep fried chicken has never tasted better with this crispy and crunchy chicken recipe.  With this recipe the chicken stays juicy, is packed with flavor, and stays crispy and crunchy. I just get so excited talking about southern fried chicken that's juicy, crispy, and crunchy?  Boy does this chicken sounds good!  

If you're ready for some good eats I recommend you dust off your deep fryer and get ready to cook southern fried chicken the easy way. I prefer to deep fry me chicken in the comforts of my home using my old fashioned deep fryer. 

By using my deep fryer I can almost always guarantee that my chicken turns out just right.  Besides, if you use a deep fryer, cooking crispy chicken really doesn't get any easier. If you don't have a deep fryer buy one as soon as possible.  In the meantime, you can use a heavy bottom or cast iron frying pan to get the same results.  

Treat yourself today, by cooking up a helping of deep fried chicken. Here is the recipe to follow.

Southern Deep Fried Chicken

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 2-1/2 to 3 pounds fryer chicken, cut into 8-10 pieces
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 sugar less cornflakes (plain)
  • 2 tablespoons of seasoning salt
  • 2 tablespoons garlic
  • 2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon poultry season
  • cooking oil for Deep Fryer

Cookware and Utensils:

  • 1 Deep Fryer
  • 2 large bowls
  • 1 small bowl
  • 1 tongs cooking utensil

Recipe Instructions:

As always the key to great cooking is preparation and quality ingredients.

  1. Wash chicken and pat dry with paper towels. Pour buttermilk into a large bowl. Place chicken into bowl and soak in your refrigerator for about 4 hours.
  2. Now it's time to form your mixture. In another large bowl, crush cornflakes well. After crushing cornflakes add flour, seasoning salt, garlic, onion powder, cayenne pepper and poultry seasoning.
  3. After about 4 hours remove chicken from the refrigerator.
  4. Place egg yolks into a small bowl and beat until smooth.
  5. Find yourself a paper or plastic bag that will be used to shake the chicken. Now place enough mixture to coat a piece of chicken into the bag.
  6. Dip a single piece of chicken into the egg yolks and then shake the chicken in the mixture. Do this twice for each piece of chicken. Allow your chicken to sit at room temperature for about 10 minutes before frying.
  7. Follow the instructions on your deep fryer for preparing and heating your oil. When the oil is ready place your chicken into fryer and cook until done. The chicken should be golden brown, using tongs turn the chicken if necessary. Don't overcrowd the fryer.

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Tip: If your chicken is freshly butchered you can draw the blood away by soaking your chicken in cold water for up to 2 hours. Enjoy your Southern Deep Fried Chicken.

Suggested Side Dishes

  • Mac ‘n’ Cheese: A classic Southern side dish that pairs perfectly with fried chicken for a satisfying comfort meal.
  • Mashed Potatoes & Gravy: Creamy mashed potatoes and rich gravy are the ultimate comfort food and a must-have pairing for fried chicken.
  • Coleslaw: Fresh, crunchy coleslaw is an ideal way to add lightness and texture to the plate.
  • Hush Puppies: These fluffly little cornmeal fritters add a sweet touch and soak up all that delicious juices from the chicken.
  • Fried Okra: This Southern favorite adds a crispy, savory element to the meal.

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