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Southern Fried Chicken Legs

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Try this delicious recipe for authentic Southern Fried Chicken. It is so much better than anything you could get at a drive-thru and great to serve to a crown on summer evenings relaxing in the backyard. Also, try it for a great picnic meal when you head out to the 4th of July fireworks this summer... you be so glad you did.
  Chicken leg 5 1⁄2 Pound
For marinade
  Buttermilk 4 1⁄2 Cup (72 tbs)
  Louisiana hot sauce/Any hot sauce 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt and pepper To Taste
For batter
  Egg 3 , beaten
  Water 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
For coating
  All purpose flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Ground pepper 1 Teaspoon
  Paprika 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Garlic powder 2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
Other ingredient
  Cooking oil 4 Cup (64 tbs) (for deep frying)

1. In a vessel, put butter milk, Louisiana hot sauce, salt and pepper, mix well. Add chicken legs, allow to marinade for 4-5 hours in refrigerator.
2. Cover a bowl with paper towels.

3. In a mixing bowl, beat eggs, add 1 cup of marinade mixture, egg and water, and mix.
4. In a shallow dish, place all purpose flour, ground pepper, paprika, garlic powder and salt, combine well.
5. Dip each chicken leg first in the flour mixture, then in the egg batter and again into the flour to coat uniformly, arrange on a tray.
6. Heat oil to about 350F, fry the chicken leg until it turns deep brown, transfer to the bowl covered with paper towel.

7. Serve hot with salad and pickle.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes
If you have failed making Southern Fried Chicken Legs several times, Chef Scott is going to put an end to your woes with this recipe video. He is not only showing his recipe but also gives us valuable tips on how to make them perfectly without letting the batter fall off the chicken. The most important ingredient in Scott's recipe is the buttermilk which gives a really thick crust and a nice zip to the Southern Fried Chicken Legs.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 576 Calories from Fat 199

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 22 g34.2%

Saturated Fat 4.4 g22%

Trans Fat 0.3 g

Cholesterol 263 mg87.7%

Sodium 786.5 mg32.8%

Total Carbohydrates 30 g10%

Dietary Fiber 1.2 g4.7%

Sugars 0.5 g

Protein 59 g118.2%

Vitamin A 81.9% Vitamin C 9.1%

Calcium 4.4% Iron 24.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


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