Rating: 4.26 stars
23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2

After searching high and low for a recipe that is tasty but very crispy, this was created from taking various recipe finds and merging them. The secret is in the cornmeal/flour mixture, as well as the cast-iron skillet.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
20 mins
cook:
30 mins
additional:
12 hrs 20 mins
total:
13 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
3
Yield:
3 servings
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Ingredients

3
Original recipe yields 3 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place chicken drumsticks and thighs in a bowl and pour enough buttermilk over chicken to cover. Cover and refrigerate for 12 to 24 hours.

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  • Combine flour, cornmeal, granulated onion, granulated garlic, thyme, salt, paprika, monosodium glutamate, baking powder, and cayenne pepper in a large, wide bowl.

  • Remove chicken from buttermilk and shake off excess. Discard buttermilk. Pat chicken dry with paper towels.

  • Dip chicken into egg whites and press into flour mixture. Allow coated chicken to rest on a wire rack for 20 to 30 minutes.

  • Fill a cast-iron skillet or deep fryer with vegetable oil about 1/3 full. Heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C).

  • Fry chicken in hot oil in batches until golden brown and no longer pink in the center, 8 to 10 minutes per side. Thighs may take longer to fry than drumsticks. Transfer fried chicken to a wire rack or a paper towel-lined tray to drain. Keep chicken warm in preheated oven while frying remaining pieces.

Editor's Note:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the breading ingredients. The actual amount of the breading consumed will vary. We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

767 calories; protein 55.4g; carbohydrates 46.6g; fat 38.7g; cholesterol 149.4mg; sodium 2788.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (24)

23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2