The Best Fried Chicken Recipe
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Y’all I am a native southerner. To say we take our fried chicken seriously is a bit of an understatement. The perfect fried chicken is crispy, with big flavor! Now, I know I said I was going to share Halloween projects this whole month. But, friends! This fried chicken recipe just could not wait to be shared. It is that good and that easy!
Easy Fried Chicken Recipe
If you have followed the blog for any time at all, you know I am all about easy party prep, easy recipes, and easy celebrations. This fried chicken recipe is super easy. It is, hands down, the very crispies fried chicken we have ever had! And, unlike a lot of our family recipes, I can share this one and the very Secret Ingredient to make the crispiest fried chicken you have ever had! We use Argo® Corn Starch in our breading to make a crispy breading that is light and airy that’s never soggy! Be sure to check out that link for more delicious recipes too! Y’all I have been using Argo® Corn Starch since I was a little one for so many things. But, Argo® Corn Starch is truly the star of our family’s fried chicken recipe! Argo® Corn Starch is our go to for making thicker sauces, soups, and gravies, and I am sure y’all use it the same way. Heck, we have even used it for sidewalk chalk and slime. Bakers even use Argo® Corn Starch to make their desserts! And, it’s gluten free friends. Did you know Argo® Corn Starch is often used in stir fry recipes? Argo® Corn Starch just makes fried chicken better! Simply add it to your breading to make the crispest chicken ever! Argo® Corn Starch is the leading corn starch brand with over 100 years of quality and trust over multiple generations. That’s why it is our secret ingredient for the best fried chicken! And, now it can be your family’s secret ingredient too!
Chicken Recipes Shopping List
Now, you should have most of these ingredients in your pantry already. If you don’t, a quick trip to the store will remedy that, and you can make the best fried chicken you’ve ever had.
Mazola® Corn Oil
Bourbon Smoked Pepper
Red Pepper Flakes
Cast Iron Pan
The Best Fried Chicken Recipe
- 1 1/2 C Argo Corn Starch
- 1 1/2 C Flour
- 1 1/2 C Buttermilk
- 4 Large Chicken Breasts
- 3 Eggs
- 2 TBS Onion Powder
- 2 TBS Bourbon Smoked Pepper Black Pepper will work too
- 1 TBS Smoked Paprika
- 1 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Garlic Powder
- Oil To fry in
Mix dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl with a whisk.
Mix buttermilk and eggs in a second large mixing bowl.
Fill cast iron pan with about 1/2" of oil and preheat over medium heat.
While the oil heats, cut chicken breasts into filets or nugget sized chunks.
Rinse the chicken and pat dry with a paper towel.
Place chicken pieces in buttermilk and egg wash.
One at a time, remove chicken from buttermilk and egg wash and coat with dry batter mixture.
Place chicken in oil and fry for 3-4 minutes on each side.
Remove the crispiest fried chicken from the oil and place on a paper towel lined plate.