Best Southern Fried Chicken
Southern Fried Chicken is the perfect recipe for a special occasion, or to make for a family dinner. It’s easy to make and can be made in large batches.
Southern fried chicken is a dish that has been around since the 1800s. It was first created by African American cooks who used what they had in their kitchens to create this delicious dish. It was also popularized by African Americans during the Great Migration of the 20th century when they migrated from the south to other parts of America.
The most common ingredients for Southern fried chicken are flour, salt, pepper, and paprika. The chicken is then dipped into an egg wash and dredged in flour before being fried until it reaches a desired level of crispiness on both sides and cooked through.
16 drumsticks of chicken (or a combination of drumsticks and thighs)
1 and a half cups buttermilk
Tabasco sauce, 1 1/2 teaspoons
2 tablespoons of black pepper and 2 teaspoons of salt (divided)
2 cups of general-purpose flour
1 cayenne pepper teaspoon
Plant-based oil (for frying, about 3 cups)
This recipe is for a delicious and healthy chicken dish.
Heat the warming drawer or oven to 200 F. Pat the chicken with paper towels to dry. In a large bowl, combine the butter, soy sauce, garlic and ginger. Pour over the chicken in a roasting pan or on a baking sheet. Bake until cooked through and golden brown, about 1 hour 30 minutes (depending on size of bird). Serve with rice or noodles and vegetables of your choice.
In this section, we will be cooking chicken legs in a deep pan.
1. Place the chicken legs in the deep pan and fry them for about 5 minutes or until they are browned on all sides.
2. Remove the chicken from the pan and set it aside to cool down before you cut it into pieces or shred it.
3. Add more oil to the pan and heat it up again to 365 F before frying other batches of chicken legs or thighs according to your recipe's instructions.
4. Remove the chicken to paper towels to drain.
5. Place the drained chicken on a baking sheet, cover loosely with foil, and bake for 15 minutes.
Deep-frying is the process of submerging food in hot oil, while pan-frying is a shallow frying technique. When deep frying, the food is completely immersed in the oil, while in pan-frying, the food is placed in oil that only reaches halfway up its side.
Deep-fried foods are usually cooked for longer periods of time at a higher temperature than pan-fried foods. This causes deep fried foods to have more moisture content and a crispier texture.