Recipe courtesy of Tyler Florence
Show: Food 911
Print
Total:
2 hr 40 min
Active:
20 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

  • 1 (3 to 4 pound) chicken, cut up into 10 pieces
  • Kosher salt
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons sweet paprika
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons hot chili sauce, such as Srirachi Hot Chili Sauce
  • Peanut oil, for frying

Directions

Put the chicken pieces into a large bowl. Cover the chicken with water by 1-inch; add 1 tablespoon of salt for each quart of water used. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight.

In a large shallow platter, mix the flour, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, and cayenne until well blended; season generously with salt and pepper. In another platter combine the buttermilk and hot sauce; season with salt and pepper.

Drain the chicken and pat it dry. Dredge the pieces, a few at a time, in the flour mixture, then dip them into the buttermilk; dredge them again in the seasoned flour. Set aside and let the chicken rest while you heat the oil.

Put about 3 inches of oil into a large deep pot; it should not come up more than half way. Bring the oil up to 375 degrees F over medium high heat. Working in batches, carefully add the chicken pieces 3 or 4 at a time. Fry, turning the pieces once, until golden brown and cooked through, about 20 minutes. Remove from the oil and place on a rack to drain; repeat with the remaining pieces.

Cooking Tips 3 Videos

Step-by-step photos

Eggs 101: Poached 01:24

These easy steps will have you poaching eggs to perfection in no time.

Similar Topics:

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Fried Chicken

Recipe courtesy of Chuck Hughes

Fried Chicken

Recipe courtesy of Tyler Florence

Fried Chicken

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Recipe courtesy of Martha Stewart

Fried Chicken with Ancho Honey

Recipe courtesy of Bobby Flay

Fried Chicken in a Basket

Recipe courtesy of Alex Guarnaschelli

Chicken-Fried Steak with Spiced Milk Gravy

Recipe courtesy of Kelsey Nixon

Coca-Cola-Brined Fried Chicken

Recipe courtesy of John Currence

Fried Chicken

Recipe courtesy of Tiffani Thiessen

On TV

So Much Pretty Food Here