Friday, June 5, 2009

Paula Deen's Southern Fried Chicken

I actually made this Tuesday night for dinner. I found this recipe while looking at Paula Deen recipes on her site. I love fried chicken but never make it. This chicken was great! It came out so crispy with a hint of the hot sauce. I did not have any self-rising flour, so used all-purpose instead. It worked and tasted great. I just had 3 large chicken breasts but that was enough for my son and myself.

Since it was scout night, I cheated on the mashed potatoes and made instant. Still was good.


Paula Deen's House Seasoning
2 1/2 lb chicken, cut into pieces
2 cups self-rising flour
1 cup hot pepper sauce
3 eggs


Heat the oil to 350 degrees F in a deep pot. Do not fill the pot more than 1/2 full with oil.

In a medium size bowl, beat the eggs. Add enough hot sauce so the egg mixture is bright orange (about 1 cup). Season the chicken with the House Seasoning. Dip the seasoned chicken in the egg, and then coat well in the flour.

Place the chicken in the preheated oil and fry the chicken in the oil until brown and crisp. Dark meat takes longer than white meat. Approximate cooking time is 13 to 14 minutes for dark meat and 8 to 10 minutes for white meat.


Jennifer said...

Your chicken looks fantastic!!!! And being crispy is a must! Beautiful job!!!!

Heidi said...

I make this often and we love it. Next time you HAVE to use self rising flour! You can make it yourself. It makes the coating puff up and is magical. You won't believe the difference.

Alwayzbakin said...

I'm fried chicken impaired! But I will try this sometime. Yours looks awesome.