I don’t know why it is, but I very seldom make fried chicken. Maybe it’s the oil or shortening that is required, but that is the way it is. However I really like fried chicken so I decided to give in, and give this Southern Fried Chicken Recipe a try. This recipe turned out really good, it is mildly seasoned, and a very easy recipe to prepare- just be sure to allow enough time for the chicken to marinate in the salt water.
I prepared the recipe as written and I think that if I make it again I wouldn’t change a thing. The seasoning that was used along with the butter milk seemed like a very good combination.
If you’re in the mood to put fried chicken on the menu ,give this Southern Fried Chicken Recipe a try, and enjoy.
6 chicken pieces (2 legs, 2 thighs, 2 breasts)
4 cups water
3 teaspoons salt
1 cup buttermilk
1 tablespoon Season salt
1 cup flour
2 tablespoons cornmeal
2 teaspoons dried oregano
2 teaspoons Season salt
Vegetable oil or shortening (for frying)
1. Soak chicken in water and salt at least 2 hours in the refrigerator.
2. In a medium bowl mix the buttermilk, eggs, and 1 tablespoon Season salt to dip the chicken pieces into.
3. Combine 1 cup flour, 2 tbsp corn meal, 2 tsp dried oregano, and 2 teaspoons Season Salt into a plastic food bag.
4. Dip the chicken into the buttermilk mix then drop two pieces of dipped chicken in the bag at one time; shake to coat and place on a wire rack to settle a little.
5. Cook the chicken in a large skillet or electric frying pan at 360 F.; placing the chicken in the pan trying not to crowd the pieces.
6. Cover for the first five minutes, and then check the chicken. When golden brown turn the chicken and repeat the process.
7. Finish cooking the chicken uncovered, about 20 minutes on each side, or until an internal temperature reaches 165F.
Note: if chicken looks like it is darkening to quickly lower the cooking temperature.