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Here’s How to Make the Most Perfect Fried Chicken Ever

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A buttermilk brine and a cast-iron skillet are essential for making the best fried chicken in your own kitchen

Fried chicken is one of our all-time favorite treats. Few comfort foods come close to outdoing juicy, moist chicken meat, coated in a craggy, crispy, slightly spicy crust. It’s widely believed that fried chicken is impossible to make at home, especially if you don’t own a deep-fryer, but that really is not the case. Follow our step-by-step tips for making the most perfect fried chicken, in your own home, with no fancy equipment required.

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Throughout summer, fried chicken becomes a weekly feature in our diets, whether it’s at a picnic, on a lunchbreak beach trip, as part of a satisfying brunch., or just, well, dinner. That's why we suggest that this year, you spend some part of your summer perfecting your own fried chicken at home. This may sound like a recipe for a messy disaster, a burned hand, and soggy chicken, but if you follow our top tips and tricks, we promise this won’t be the case.

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Read on to find out exactly how to make your fried chicken in your own kitchen. We’ll talk you through every step of the way, starting with what your brine should be made of for the juiciest, tangiest chicken, followed by how to coat the chicken for a craggy, crispy crust, and finally how to cook it safely and well. We promise you'll love the results if you follow our fried chicken advice.

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