"After searching high and low for a recipe that is tasty but very crispy, this was created from taking various recipe finds and merging them. The secret is in the cornmeal/flour mixture, as well as the cast-iron skillet." — arthurfl99
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chicken leg quarters, cut into thighs and drumsticks
buttermilk, or as needed to cover
monosodium glutamate (MSG)
egg whites, beaten until foamy
vegetable oil for frying
Everyone just loved this chicken. It got rave reviews at dinner. I made the recipe exactly as posted with one exception. I did not use the MSG. thank you so much for posting the recipe.
Very good chicken. The cornmeal adds a nice crunch. Just had to make sure to shake off all the excess breading. We will be making this again for sure!
I want this to work as I've been trying several recipes for crispy fried chicken, but I need help. I followed this recipe re ingredients and temperatures, but the chicken turned out burnt on the outside and raw on the inside. I must have missed something!
Burnt on the outside and raw inside also. It was better when we cooked it at 375 but it was still burnt. The chicken was nice and juicy but I would not make this again.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Perfect Crispy Fried Chicken
Serving Size: 1/3 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 3
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 348
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