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Spicy Fried Chicken

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Who doesn’t love fried chicken?

I mean, it’s crunchy, juicy, greasy, salty…everything that is delicious and good in the world.

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I can remember back in the day when my Big Ma would make us fried chicken. Sometimes I even go back to the brown grocery bag method when I am feeling nostalgic. For me, there’s nothing like the feeling of shaking chicken and flour in a large brown bag like my grand parents used to. Brings back so many memories. Ahhh…..

 

This recipe is tweaked to my own heat preference… I like it spicy!

***If you want mild heat, use 1 cup of hot sauce and only 3 tsp of cayenne pepper!

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Spicy Fried Chicken
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Servings Prep Time
4 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
18 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
18 minutes
Spicy Fried Chicken
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
18 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
18 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Place cut-up chicken in a large bowl, and cover with buttermilk. Cover and chill for two hours, or overnight. This is an optional (but recommended) step.
  2. In a large bowl, add eggs, water, and red pepper sauce. Whisk until combined.
  3. In a large gallon freezer bag, mix flour, pepper, paprika, and cayenne.
  4. Remove chicken from buttermilk (if marinated) and sprinkle lightly with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  5. Place all chicken pieces in freezer bag with flour mixture. Shake until all pieces are evenly coated.
  6. Remove chicken pieces one at a time, shaking excess flour. Dip each piece in the egg mixture, and return to bag of flour.
  7. After all pieces of been dipped in the egg mixture and put back in the bag, give it a second shake to coat chicken again.
  8. Heat oil in deep fryer or deep pan to 350 degrees.
  9. Working in batches, drop each piece of chicken into the hot oil. Fry for 15-18 minutes, or until golden brown, turning occasionally if oil does not completely cover chicken.
Recipe Notes

***Keep in mind that dark meat chicken takes longer to cook than white meat. Watch your wing segments, as well; these will finish cooking first.

***If you want mild heat, use 1 cup of hot sauce and only 3 tsp of cayenne pepper!

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