Perfect Crispy Fried Chicken Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Perfect Crispy Fried Chicken Recipe
  • READY IN 13+ hrs

Perfect Crispy Fried Chicken

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"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."

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Original recipe makes 3 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins
  • READY IN

    13 hrs 10 mins

Directions

  1. Place chicken drumsticks and thighs in a bowl and pour enough buttermilk over chicken to cover. Cover and refrigerate for 12 to 24 hours.
  2. Combine flour, cornmeal, granulated onion, granulated garlic, thyme, salt, paprika, monosodium glutamate, baking powder, and cayenne pepper in a large, wide bowl.
  3. Remove chicken from buttermilk and shake off excess. Discard buttermilk. Pat chicken dry with paper towels.
  4. Dip chicken into egg whites and press into flour mixture. Allow coated chicken to rest on a wire rack for 20 to 30 minutes.
  5. Fill a cast-iron skillet or deep fryer with vegetable oil about 1/3 full. Heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  6. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C).
  7. Fry chicken in hot oil in batches until golden brown and no longer pink in the center, 8 to 10 minutes per side. Thighs may take longer to fry than drumsticks. Transfer fried chicken to a wire rack or a paper towel-lined tray to drain. Keep chicken warm in preheated oven while frying remaining pieces.
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Footnotes

  • Editor's Note:
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the breading ingredients. The actual amount of the breading consumed will vary. We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.
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Feb 25, 2013

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!

 
Feb 05, 2013

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.

 

7 Ratings

Apr 17, 2013

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!

 
Nov 13, 2013

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.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 767 kcal
  • 38%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 46.6 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 149 mg
  • 50%
  • Fat
  • 38.7 g
  • 59%
  • Fiber
  • 2 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 55.4 g
  • 111%
  • Sodium
  • 2789 mg
  • 112%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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