The Ultimate Crispy Fried Chicken

From Fried Chicken and 'Fixens

The Ultimate Crispy Fried Chicken

Why This Recipe Works

Our best fried chicken recipe would be worth the splatter and mess, producing seasoned meat coated with a crisp mahogany crust. We found that cutting up a whole chicken and brining it in a mixture of buttermilk, salt, and spices was the way...

Why This Recipe Works

Our best fried chicken recipe would be worth the splatter and mess, producing seasoned meat coated with a crisp mahogany crust. We found that cutting up a whole chicken and brining it in a mixture of buttermilk, salt, and spices was the way to begin. Air-drying the brined chicken gave us an extra-crisp skin. To finish our fried chicken recipe, we coated the chicken with a mixture of flour, baking powder, and baking soda for a light, shatteringly crisp crust and pan-fried it in peanut oil for clean flavor.

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Fried Chicken and 'FixensSeason 2, Ep. 208

Soggy fried chicken has no place on any table, and we’ll show you how to avoid it. Our recipe for fried chicken took five years to develop and guarantees perfect results every time.