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Country Fried Chicken

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This country fried chicken reminds me so much of the deep south in Elberton, GA. It's definitely soul food for me. I love that this fried chicken is so easy to make and it's seasoned to perfection, just how I like it! The outside is golden, crunchy and inside....lawd ham mercy! That hot sauce buttermilk brine makes the inside so moist and juicy. It's pure perfection honey!!
  Whole chicken 5 Pound, cut into large pieces
  Vegetable oil 2 Cup (32 tbs) (For deep frying)
For the brine
  Buttermilk 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Kosher salt 2 Tablespoon
  Hot sauce 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
For the spice blend
  Sugar 1 Tablespoon
  Seasoned salt 1 Tablespoon
  Paprika 1 Tablespoon
  Black pepper powder 1 Tablespoon
  Garlic powder 1 Tablespoon
For flour coating
  Self raising flour 1 1⁄5 Cup (19.2 tbs)
  Celery salt To Taste
  Salt and pepper To Taste

1. In a bowl combine buttermilk, hot sauce and kosher salt.
2. Place chicken in a small bowl and pour brine over chicken to completely submerge it.
3. Place in the refrigerator and marinate for 1 hour.
4. After an hour pour off the brine and rinse chicken thoroughly, shaking off excess water.
5. In a bowl mix together the spice blend ingredients.
6. Place chicken on a plate or tray and season generously.

7. In a wide mouthed dish season the flour with salt, pepper and celery salt. Taste the flour, it should taste seasoned.
8. Coat the chicken pieces in the flour and let it sit for 10 minutes until the flour absorbs some spice.
9. Recoat the chicken in flour.
10. In deep fryer or deep pan, heat oil to 325 degrees F.
11. Place chicken in hot oil and fry until golden brown and juices will run clear when done.
12. Drain on paper towels on a wire rack.

13. In a serving plate, arrange the chicken pieces and serve hot with choice of dip.

Fry dark meats together and white meats together. Cooking time will vary based on the size of the chicken and method used.

If needed keep cooked chicken in a 225 degree preheated oven to keep warm while the other batch of chicken cooks.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Deep Fried
High Protein, Low Sugar
Preparation Time: 
75 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
105 Minutes
Ahh, its hard to beat a classic dish and this is just that. Monique's mind blowing country fried chicken is a must try for children and family. She uses her unique rub to create taste and texture and brines the meat well in advance to make it moist and flavorful.

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