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Perfect Southern Fried Chicken

Craving Southern fried chicken? Look no further than this recipe
This is an outstanding recipe. When I found this I decided I didn't need to look for the perfect fried chicken recipe any more — I already had it. — PanNan   This recipe is courtesy of PanNan via Food.com.
Ready in
2 h and 35 m
5
Servings
930
Calories Per Serving

Ingredients

  • 1 whole chicken, cut into ten pieces (two legs, two thighs, two wings, four breasts)
  • 4 Cups water
  • 3 Teaspoons salt
  • 1 Cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon seasoned salt, such as Season-All Seasoned Salt
  • 1 Cup flour
  • 2 Tablespoons cornmeal
  • 2 Teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 Teaspoons seasoned salt, such as Season-All Seasoned Salt
  • Vegetable oil or shortening (for frying)

Directions

Soak chicken in water and salt for at least 2 hours in the refrigerator.

Mix buttermilk, eggs, and seasoned salt, such as Season-All Seasoned Salt, and dip chicken pieces in this mixture.

Combine 1 cup flour, 2 tablespoons cornmeal, 2 teaspoons dried oregano, and 2 teaspoons seasoned salt, such as Season-All Seasoned Salt, in a bag.

Drop two pieces of dipped chicken in the bag at one time.

Shake to coat.

Place on wire rack to rest.

(I place wax paper under the rack to catch any flour that falls off.) Heat a shallow layer of oil or shortening to 360 degrees F in a jumbo chicken skillet (cast iron is great for this job) or an electric skillet.

Place the chicken in the pan, trying not to crowd the pieces.

Cover for the first 5 minutes.

Check the chicken.

When golden brown, turn.

Cover for the next 5 minutes.

Remove cover and cook uncovered, turning occasionally, as needed for a total of an additional 20 minutes or until cooked through.

Watch carefully, and don't allow it to get too dark.

If it's frying too fast, reduce heat slightly.

Note: the key is to cover in the beginning to start the cooking process inside the chicken but to uncover during the last part of the cooking time to get the outside crispy and golden brown.

Nutritional Facts
Servings5
Calories Per Serving930
Total Fat73g100%
Sugar3gN/A
Saturated12g58%
Cholesterol204mg68%
Protein41g82%
Carbs25g8%
Vitamin A111µg12%
Vitamin B120.8µg13.9%
Vitamin B60.7mg35.6%
Vitamin C3mg6%
Vitamin D0.7µg0.2%
Vitamin E10mg52%
Vitamin K5µg7%
Calcium103mg10%
Fiber1g4%
Folate (food)30µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)42µg11%
Folic acid7µgN/A
Iron3mg14%
Magnesium54mg14%
Monounsaturated43gN/A
Niacin (B3)13mg65%
Phosphorus380mg54%
Polyunsaturated14gN/A
Potassium483mg14%
Riboflavin (B2)0.4mg23.6%
Sodium1192mg50%
Thiamin (B1)0.2mg12.4%
Trans0.5gN/A
Zinc3mg20%