How to Make Fried Chicken Recipe

Ingredients

Brine

  •     ½ gallon buttermilk
  •     4 cloves garlic, crushed
  •     ½ white onion sliced
  •     ½ cup hot sauce
  •     3 tbs salt
  •     3 lbs fresh whole chicken, cut up

Seasoning blend

  •     1tbs sugar
  •     1tbs salt
  •     1tbs black pepper
  •     1tbs onion powder
  •     1tbs cayenne
  •     1tbs cajun seasoning
  •     1tbs paprika
  •     1tbs garlic powder
  •     1tbs poultry seasoning
  •     1tbs celery salt
  •     1tbs smoked salt
  •     ½ tablespoon chili powder
  •     3 cups self-rising flour

Egg Mixture

  •     3 eggs
  •     ¼ cup water
  •     ½ cup hot sauce
  •     1 teaspoon garlic powder
  •     Peanut oil or shortening, for frying
  •     Cajun seasoning, for sprinkling

Instructions:

In a large bowl, lined with a brining or roasting bag, combine buttermilk, garlic, onion slices, ½ cup hot sauce and salt .Add chicken and tie the bag close so that the chicken is completely submerged in the brine. Refrigerate for up to 3 hours.Pour off the brine and shake off excess brine from chicken.
Combine the seasoning blend.Taste the seasoning blend to make sure it is salty and spicy enough for your taste. Adjust the seasoning if needed.
 
Place chicken on a baking tray and sprinkle on up to half of the seasoning mixture generously over the chicken on both sides. Set aside.Mix the rest of the spices into the flour.Taste the flour and make sure it tastes seasoned Add in more seasoning to your liking. Flour should taste seasoned. Place the flour mixture into a large paper bag.Add chicken to the bag.Close the bag tightly and shake to coat the chicken.Remove the coated chicken from bag and shake off the excess flour. Set aside.
 
In a large dish, combine eggs, water, hot sauce and garlic powder. Dip each piece of coated chicken into the egg mixture and shake off the excess egg mixture. Place chicken back into paper bag and shake to coat one last time. Remove chicken from bag and place on a plate. It's time to fry.
 
Add oil to deep skillet and heat until a test piece of flour fries gently.Add chicken to skillet and cook until golden. When done, place chicken on a plate lined with paper towels to drain. Sprinkle with cajun seasoning as soon as the chicken come out of the oil, if desired.Serve hot and add hot sauce

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