Recipe courtesy of Robert Irvine
Episode: Elvis Eats
Buttermilk Marinated Deep-Fried Chicken Thighs
Total:
2 hr 45 min
Active:
15 min
Yield:
8 servings
Level:
Intermediate
Total:
2 hr 45 min
Active:
15 min
Yield:
8 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless chicken breasts
  • 4 boneless chicken thighs
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 cups buttermilk
  • 1 liter canola, approximately, as needed for deep-frying
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, approximately, as needed for breading stage
  • 3 to 5 eggs beaten, as needed for egg wash
  • 3 cups cornmeal, approximately, as needed for breading stage
  • 1 tablespoon paprika (you may need more if you use more cornmeal in breading)

Directions

Rinse chicken breasts and thighs to remove any residue and pat dry with paper towels. Season with salt and pepper and place in a nonreactive bowl. Pour buttermilk over, cover, and let marinate, preferably overnight, refrigerated, but at least 2 hours.

Heat oil in deep-fryer to 350 degrees F, or as directed in the manufacturer's instructions of your deep fryer for chicken pieces.

Set up your breading station: in separate bowls put flour; beaten eggs; and cornmeal which has been seasoned with the paprika and salt and pepper, to taste. Remove the chicken 1 piece at a time from the buttermilk and dredge in flour, allowing any excess flour to fall away. Dip the floured chicken in the egg wash and then coat with the cornmeal mixture. Deep-fry coated chicken pieces in batches until they are cooked through, about 13 to 20 minutes. (Use the manufacturer's instructions for your deep-fryer for basic reference for chicken pieces, then test the chicken see that it is fork tender.) Allow to drain on paper towels and serve.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Maple-Mustard Chicken Thighs

Recipe courtesy of Ellie Krieger

Grilled Citrus Marinated Chicken Thighs

Recipe courtesy of Dave Lieberman

Southern Style Deep-Fried Chicken

Deviled Chicken Thighs

Recipe courtesy of Gourmet Magazine

Teriyaki Chicken Thighs

Recipe courtesy of Ellie Krieger

Deep-Fried Fluffernutter

Deep-Fried Turkey

Deep-Fried Pickles

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

Deep-Fried Turkey

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

Cooking Tips

How to Poach Eggs Perfectly

Watch videos from Cooking Channel shows and chefs. Learn to prepare feature recipes and relive your favorite moments

On TV

Dinner at Tiffani's

7:30am | 6:30c

Dinner at Tiffani's

8:30am | 7:30c

Dinner at Tiffani's

9:30am | 8:30c

Good Eats

10am | 9c

Good Eats

10:30am | 9:30c

Good Eats

11am | 10c

Good Eats

11:30am | 10:30c

Man Fire Food

12pm | 11c

Man Fire Food

12:30pm | 11:30c

Man Fire Food

1pm | 12c

Man Fire Food

1:30pm | 12:30c

Emeril's Florida

2:30pm | 1:30c

Unique Sweets

3:30pm | 2:30c

Unique Sweets

4:30pm | 3:30c

Cake Hunters

5:30pm | 4:30c

Cake Hunters

6:30pm | 5:30c

Cake Hunters

7:30pm | 6:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Cake Hunters

8pm | 7c

Cake Hunters

8:30pm | 7:30c

Cake Hunters

9:30pm | 8:30c

Cake Hunters

10pm | 9c

Cake Hunters

10:30pm | 9:30c

Good Eats

11pm | 10c

Good Eats

11:30pm | 10:30c

Cake Hunters

12am | 11c

Cake Hunters

12:30am | 11:30c

Cake Hunters

1am | 12c

Cake Hunters

1:30am | 12:30c

Cake Hunters

2:30am | 1:30c

Good Eats

3am | 2c

Good Eats

3:30am | 2:30c

So Much Pretty Food Here