Classic Southern Fried Chicken

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Fried chicken is perfectly delicious for entertaining or for a quiet meal at home with the family.

Difficulty: Medium

Hands-on: 45 minutesTotal: 3 hours 45 minutes

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 chicken (6 lbs.), cut into 8 pieces
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1½ cups corn flour
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. wheat-free baking powder
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ½ cup wheat-free, buckwheat beer
  • 1½ cups cornmeal
  • ½ cup vegetable oil

Directions

  • Rinse the chicken pieces and dry on paper towels, then place in a resealable plastic bag with the buttermilk and marinate for 3 hours.
  • In a large paper bag, mix together the corn flour, garlic, salt, pepper, and baking powder. Add the chicken pieces to the corn flour mixture one at a time, then close the bag and shake until the chicken is well coated.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk the egg and beer together. Spread the cornmeal on a large piece of waxed paper. Dip the chicken in the beaten egg/beer mixture. Then roll in the cornmeal, pressing it down into the mixture.
  • Bring 1" of oil to 365°F in a fryer, or ½" of oil in a frying pan. Fry the chicken for 20–25 minutes, turning every 4–5 minutes. Watch the chicken carefully to make sure that it doesn’t burn. Drain on paper towels.

Recipe Information

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 chicken (6 lbs.), cut into 8 pieces
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1½ cups corn flour
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. wheat-free baking powder
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ½ cup wheat-free, buckwheat beer
  • 1½ cups cornmeal
  • ½ cup vegetable oil

Directions

  • Rinse the chicken pieces and dry on paper towels, then place in a resealable plastic bag with the buttermilk and marinate for 3 hours.
  • In a large paper bag, mix together the corn flour, garlic, salt, pepper, and baking powder. Add the chicken pieces to the corn flour mixture one at a time, then close the bag and shake until the chicken is well coated.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk the egg and beer together. Spread the cornmeal on a large piece of waxed paper. Dip the chicken in the beaten egg/beer mixture. Then roll in the cornmeal, pressing it down into the mixture.
  • Bring 1" of oil to 365°F in a fryer, or ½" of oil in a frying pan. Fry the chicken for 20–25 minutes, turning every 4–5 minutes. Watch the chicken carefully to make sure that it doesn’t burn. Drain on paper towels.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories600
Total Fat32g
Saturated Fat6g
Cholesterol140mg
Sodium530mg
Total Carbohydrate37g
Dietary Fiber4g
Sugars2g
Protein42g