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Crispy Fried Chicken for Two

March 10, 2017
Crispy Fried Chicken for Two, delicious!

This super tender, juicy, and Crispy Fried Chicken for Two is sure to be a re-peat dinner in our house. The secrets to this chicken are soaking it in buttermilk for two hours and adding bacon grease to the frying oil.  Holy yummy comfort food!!!

 

Crispy Fried Chicken for Two - zonacooks

Mix together 1/2 cup of milk and 2 teaspoons of vinegar. This is homemade buttermilk. Put the chicken pieces into a container or bowl and pour the buttermilk over the chicken. Place the container into the refrigerator and let chill for 5 minutes or 2 hours if you have the time.

Remove the chicken from the buttermilk and add the egg to the buttermilk, whisking until mixed together and set aside.

Crispy Fried Chicken for Two - zonacooks

In another container or bowl, add the flour, salt, pepper, crushed crackers and paprika. Stir to combine.

Crispy Fried Chicken for Two - zonacooks

In a deep fryer, add oil until it is about 3 inches deep. Add in the bacon grease if you have some (you can see  mine in the bottom of the fryer). Turn the heat to 375 and let it preheat until it reaches the desired temperature. After frying bacon, I save the grease into a container after it has cooled down and I store it in the refrigerator. It adds amazing flavor to the chicken.

Crispy Fried Chicken for Two - zonacooks

Lightly coat the first piece of chicken in the flour mixture.

Crispy Fried Chicken for Two - zonacooks

Dip the chicken in the egg and buttermilk mixture.

Crispy Fried Chicken for Two - zonacooks

Then coat the chicken in the flour mixture again. Repeat with the rest of the chicken pieces.

Crispy Fried Chicken for Two - zonacooks

Place all the coated pieces in a gallon size zip baggie and shake until evenly coated. Let sit inside the bag while the oil finishes heating up.

Crispy Fried Chicken for Two - zonacooks

One at a time, add the chicken pieces to the hot oil. Deep fry until cooked through. Mine took around 15 – 18 minutes.  (I had a little too much oil in my fryer, oops!)

Crispy Fried Chicken for Two - zonacooks

Then drain on a paper towel lined dish. Serve and enjoy!

Crispy Fried Chicken for Two - zonacooks

 

 

Crispy Fried Chicken for Two, delicious!
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Crispy Fried Chicken for Two
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
This super tender, juicy, and Crispy Fried Chicken for Two is sure to be a re-peat dinner in our house. The secrets to this chicken are soaking it in buttermilk for two hours and adding bacon grease to the frying oil. Holy yummy comfort food!!!
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
Calories: 280 kcal
Ingredients
For the buttermilk
  • 1/2 Cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vinegar
For the chicken
  • 1 egg I use jumbo size
  • 1/2 Cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 Cup cracker meal (crushed saltine crackers)
  • 3 - 4 bone-in chicken pieces
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • 1/3 Cup bacon grease (optional - for frying)
Instructions
  1. Mix together 1/2 cup of milk and 2 teaspoons of vinegar. This is homemade buttermilk. Put the chicken pieces into a container or bowl and pour the buttermilk over the chicken. Place the container into the refrigerator and let chill 5 minutes or 2 hours if you have the time.

  2. Remove the chicken from the buttermilk and add the egg to the buttermilk, whisking until mixed together and set aside.
  3. In another container or bowl, add the flour, salt, pepper, crushed crackers and paprika. Stir to combine.
  4. In a deep fryer, add oil until it is about 3 inches deep. Add in the bacon grease if you have some (you can see mine in the bottom of the fryer). Turn the heat to 375 and let it preheat until it reaches the desired temperature. After frying bacon, I save the grease into a container after it has cooled down and I store it in the refrigerator. It adds amazing flavor to the chicken.
  5. Lightly coat the first piece of chicken in the flour mixture.
  6. Dip the chicken in the egg and buttermilk mixture.
  7. Then coat the chicken in the flour mixture again. Repeat with the rest of the chicken pieces.
  8. Place all the coated pieces in a gallon size zip baggie and shake until evenly coated. Let sit inside the bag while the oil finishes heating up.
  9. One at a time, add the chicken pieces to the hot oil. Deep fry until cooked through. Mine took around 15 – 18 minutes.
  10. Then drain on a paper towel lined dish. Serve and enjoy!

 

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