Family Dinner - Fried Chicken
Like I have said we try to eat healthy but there are some things that you just have to try to cook. Fried chicken was one of those things. After our trip to Kentucky and watching Ugly Delicious and the episode on fried chicken, it seemed like something that we had to try. You never think about the history of some food but that was a great lesson on appreciating food for an entirely different reason. After the episode David was determined to figure out a recipe for fried chicken so he could have chicken and waffles. I am really more of a chicken sandwich person, like the Chick'n Shack from the Shake Shack. Luckily it can be used for both! Here is our recipe for fried chicken.
1 pound of chicken (strips or breasts)
1 ½ cups flour
1 Tbsp Salt
1 Tbsp Pepper
1/4 cup BrewBQ Original Spice Mix
1 Tbsp Creole Seasoning
1 Tsp Old Bay Seasoning
1 Tsp Chili Powder
1 Tsp Paprika
1 Tbsp Cornstarch
1 Liter Vegetable Oil
Heat oil to 350 degrees. Make sure chicken is rinsed and clean, pat to dry but should still be slightly damp. Mix together flour, salt, pepper, BrewBQ, creole seasoning, Old Bay seasoning, paprika, chili powder in a bowl. Whisk together 2 eggs in a separate bowl. Take each damp piece of chicken and coat it in the dry mixture and set aside. Take each coated piece of chicken and dip it in the egg wash until completely covered. Put the chicken directly from the egg wash into the dry mix again and set aside until all are double coated. Take your vegetable oil and pour it into a large cast iron pot. Save the plastic bottle. Heat the vegetable oil to 350 degrees. Put the chicken into the heated oil carefully. The temperature of the oil will drop significantly but that is expected. For strips, cook the chicken about 4-5 turning occasionally to make sure the strips brown evenly. Use a slotted spoon to scoop the chicken out of the oil and set on a drying rack to cool for a few minutes.
We continue to work on this and make small changes to get it just right. The great thing about fried chicken is that you can use it for many things. Chicken Sandwich, Chicken and Waffles, Buffalo Chicken Salad or just plain old Chicken Tenders. If you have suggestions or a favorite version, let us know in the comments.