Best Southern Fried Chicken Recipe

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Thanks to Maryanne for her Best Southern Fried Chicken Recipe which will hopefully make you reconsider ordering fried chicken and help you to prepare this recipe for southern fried chicken instead. There are numerous southern fried chicken recipes out there so just remember you can always take this one and do some personal modifications here and there and still be able to have a healthy southern fried chicken recipe and not lose out on the taste.

Southern fried chicken conjures up images of a warm breeze blowing across the field as you sit on the porch sipping on ice tea and thoughts of southern fried chicken recipe buttermilk as the main ingredient waft through your mind. These are times when go go go takes the place of slow and easy. Michelle and her fried chicken recipe grab you by the scruff of the neck and ease you back to a time when slow was the way to go. This recipe is definitely not built for speed but take the time to lovingly get all the ingredients of this recipe together and put aside some quality time and get to know your chicken and the ingredients on a personal basis before you produce your very own southern fried chicken recipe care of Michelle.

Fried chicken was brought to America with the Scottish immigrants who moved into the southern United States. They brought their recipes here and once the locals grasped on to the idea it went from a simple fried chicken recipe to one that incorporates many different spices and batter used to coat the chicken before it was eventually fried. There are three techniques to frying chicken for most recipes. There is pan-frying which you do using a thick bottomed pan and an amount of fat/oil that does not fully immerse the chicken. Then there is the deep frying method that completely envelops the chicken piece in the oil. Lastly there is the broasting method that uses a pressure cooker to cook the chicken and incorporates the steam and the oil to slowly and lovingly fry the chicken. Most recipes call for the deep fry method in which a batter is usually added to the chicken to coat it, this is the part that allows you to add spices that are your favorite.

Maryanne’s recipe for her southern fried chicken has you leaving the bird in a brine solution overnight and then pat it dry to make sure there is no liquid left on it, water and hot oil tends to splatter when frying, then she uses the pan fry method for cooking her fried chicken. Maryanne incorporates buttermilk into the coating process as well as some interesting spices. The spices are readily substituted for ones of your own liking but always give something new a try and you might be surprised.

Frying chicken is not always the healthiest way to prepare chicken but with Maryanne’s southern fried chicken recipe you can always substitute ingredients you feel are not that healthy for ones you feel better with. Y’all come back now. *

Nutrition Facts for: Best Southern Fried Chicken Recipe From The Little Epicurean
Ingredients: Chicken (peanut or canola oil for deep-frying), lemons, parsley, thyme, honey, garlic cloves, black peppercorns, kosher salt, water, all-purpose flour, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, cayenne, buttermilk.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 8 servings. * Per Serving: Calories 776, Calories from Fat 106, Total Fat 11.8g 18%, Saturated Fat 3.4g 17%, Cholesterol 264mg 88%, Sodium 11496mg 479%, Potassium 956mg 27%, Carbohydrates 55.6g 19%, Dietary Fiber 3.7g 15%, Sugars 13.4g, Protein 107.0g, Vitamin A 24%, Vitamin C 33%, Calcium 21%, Iron 49%

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