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Crispy Fried Chicken Recipe for Two

Crispy Fried Chicken

This super tender, juicy, and Crispy Fried Chicken for Two is sure to be a re-peat dinner in our house.

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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!!!

 

Serve it with this Mashed Potato Casserole or these Au Gratin Potatoes.

 

How to make Crispy Fried Chicken:

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.

buttermilk and egg getting whisked together in a measuring cup

 

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

flour, salt, pepper, crushed crackers and paprika mixed together in a plastic container with a measuring spoon

 

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 F (190 C) 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.

 

Click here for a Deep Fryer.

 

cooking oil and bacon grease in a deep fryer with a metal basket

 

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

coating a chicken drumstick in the flour cracker mixture with orange tipped tongs

 

Dip the chicken in the egg and buttermilk mixture.

coating a chicken drumstick in the egg buttermilk mixture with orange tipped tongs

 

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

coating the chicken drumstick in flour again with the tongs

 

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.

three chicken drumsticks coated in flour mixture inside a zipper baggie

 

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!)

a deep fryer with very hot bubbling oil

 

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

 

 

Crispy Fried Chicken Recipe for Two

 

 

 

Yield: 3 Pieces

Crispy Fried Chicken for Two

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!!!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

For the buttermilk

  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vinegar

For the chicken

  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 cup crushed saltine crackers
  • 3 - 4 bone-in chicken pieces
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • 1/3 cup bacon grease, (optional - for flavor)

Instructions

  1. Mix together 1/2 cup of milk and 2 teaspoons of vinegar. Put the chicken pieces into a container or bowl and pour the homemade buttermilk mixture over the chicken. Place the container into the refrigerator and let chill 5 minutes or 2 hours if you have the time.
  2. Remove 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. Turn the heat to 375 F (190 C) and let it preheat until it reaches the desired temperature.  Click below for a deep fryer.
  5. Lightly coat the first piece of chicken in the flour mixture. Dip the chicken in the egg and buttermilk mixture. Then coat the chicken in the flour mixture again. Repeat with the rest of the chicken pieces.
  6. 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.
  7. One at a time, add the chicken pieces to the hot oil. Deep fry until cooked through. Mine took around 15 – 18 minutes. Then drain on a paper towel lined dish.

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Nutrition Information:


Amount Per Serving:Calories: 229 Saturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 83mg Sodium: 893mg Carbohydrates: 11g Protein: 15g

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