Buttermilk Fried Chicken – Food & Wine (Video)

Fried chicken is one of those dishes that I love, but never made – until now!  After researching many recipes, I came across this one from Dave Arnold of Food & Wine.  I think it hits the perfect blend of sweet with just a hint of spice, and the crust is oh, so crunchy, that it’s sure to be a family favorite!  Marinating the chicken is definitely the secret to meat that is super moist and very flavorful.

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Let’s jump right in!!

Ingredients

  • 1-quart whole milk
  • ¾ cup plus 2 tablespoons of Kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 8-pounds of bone-in chicken pieces
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 4-5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 quart vegetable oil, for frying

Instructions

Warm 1 cup of milk, the salt and sugar over medium heat until sugar and salt are dissolved (do not bring to a boil). Remove from heat, and add mixture to the remaining milk.  Add the chicken pieces, cover and refrigerate for 4 hours.

Remove chicken from marinade, and pat dry.   

Combine eggs, buttermilk, sweet paprika, hot sauce, salt, pepper, baking powder and baking soda. Whisk well.

Place @ 2 cups of flour in a separate bowl.  Dredge chicken piece with flour, tapping off any excess.  Dip chicken into buttermilk, letting any extra buttermilk drip off into the bowl, then dip chicken back into the flour, coating all sides. Place on a rack, and continue until all chicken is coated.  Add more flour if needed. 

Heat the oil in a large skillet  to 350 ⁰F. Add chicken in a single layer to pan, and cook over medium heat, turning occasionally, until golden, @18-20 minutes until internal temperature reaches 165⁰ F.

Remove chicken to rack to cool and drain.  Fry remaining chicken, serve immediately.

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Buttermilk Fried Chicken

The perfect blend of sweet and spice, this juicy fried chicken has a crust that is extra crispy and oh, so flavorful!
4.50 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Marinating TIme 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 2983 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 qt whole milk
  • ¾ cup kosher salt
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 8 lb bone-in chicken pieces
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika
  • 1 tsp hot sauce
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp kosher salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 ½ tsp baking soda
  • 4-5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 qt vegetable oil, for frying

Instructions
 

  • Warm 1 cup of milk, the salt and sugar over medium heat until sugar and salt are dissolved (do not bring to a boil). Remove from heat, and add mixture to the remaining milk.  Add the chicken pieces, cover and refrigerate for 4 hours.
  • Remove chicken from marinade, and pat dry.   
  • Combine eggs, buttermilk, sweet paprika, hot sauce, salt, pepper, baking powder and baking soda. Whisk well.
  • Place @ 2 cups of flour in a separate bowl.  Dredge chicken piece with flour,tapping off any excess.  Dip chicken into buttermilk, letting any extra buttermilk drip off into the bowl, then dip chicken back into the flour, coating all sides. Place on a rack, and continue until all chicken is coated.  Add more flour as needed. 
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet  to 350⁰F. Add chicken in a single layer to pan, and cook over medium heat, tuning occasionally, until golden, @18-20 minutes until internal temperature reaches165⁰ F.
  • Remove chicken to rack to cool and drain.  Fry remaining chicken, serve immediately.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 2983kcalCarbohydrates: 95gProtein: 145gFat: 224gSaturated Fat: 45gPolyunsaturated Fat: 103gMonounsaturated Fat: 61gTrans Fat: 2gCholesterol: 477mgSodium: 455mgPotassium: 1796mgFiber: 2gSugar: 31gVitamin A: 1007IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 464mgIron: 9mg
Keyword buttermilk Fried Chicken
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