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Crispiest Fried Chicken Recipe for Two

3 pieces of Crispy Fried Chicken

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

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The secrets to this chicken are soaking it in buttermilk for up to two hours and adding bacon grease to the frying oil.

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

 

How to make Crispy Fried Chicken:

Mix together the milk and vinegar. This makes 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 up to 2 hours if you have the time.

 

Remove the chicken from the buttermilk and add the egg to the buttermilk, whisking until mixed together. Place in a shallow bowl 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). Click for a deep fryer.

 

Tip: Anytime after frying bacon, save the grease into a container after it has cooled down and store it in the refrigerator. It adds amazing flavor to the chicken.

 

Turn the heat dial to 375 F (190 C) and let it preheat until it reaches the desired temperature. 

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

 

Carefully add each of the chicken pieces to the hot oil. Deep fry until cooked through, about 17 – 20 minutes. 

a deep fryer with very hot bubbling oil

 

Drain the chicken on a paper towel lined dish. Serve and enjoy!

 

Crispy Fried Chicken for two

 

 

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Yield: 3 Pieces

Crispy Fried Chicken

Crispy Fried Chicken
This super tender, juicy, and Crispy Fried Chicken for Two is sure to be a re-peat dinner in your house. The secrets to this chicken are soaking it in buttermilk for two hours and adding bacon grease to the frying oil.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Chill Time 5 minutes
Total Time 35 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 the milk and vinegar. This makes homemade buttermilk. 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 up to 2 hours.
  2. Remove chicken from the buttermilk and add the egg to the buttermilk, whisking until mixed together. Place in a shallow bowl and set aside.
  3. In another shallow 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. Turn the heat dial to 375 F (190 C) and let it preheat until it reaches the desired temperature.  Click 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. Carefully add each of the chicken pieces to the hot oil. Deep fry until cooked through, about 17 – 20 minutes. 
  8. Drain on a paper towel lined dish. Serve and enjoy!

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

3

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 238 Total Fat: 11g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 8g Cholesterol: 90mg Sodium: 817mg Carbohydrates: 22g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 0g Protein: 12g
Nutrition information is a guideline only, is calculated automatically by third party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.

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