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Rating: 4.38 stars
245 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 133
  • 4 star values: 80
  • 3 star values: 25
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 2

I found this recipe a while back and had to try it. My husband and I fell in love with it. He has to have it at least twice a week. Sometimes I use boneless, skinless chicken breast in place of the drumsticks--the breasts take less cooking time. Enjoy!

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Remove skin from chicken and place in a resealable plastic bag. Pour sauce over chicken, seal bag, and refrigerate to marinate for at least 1 hour, up to 24 hours. The longer the chicken marinates, the spicier it will be.

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  • Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large skillet to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Combine the flour, cornmeal, and salt in another resealable plastic bag. Add the drumsticks, seal bag, and shake to coat.

  • Fry the chicken, uncovered, for 25 to 30 minutes or until juices run clear. Turn occasionally to brown evenly.

Editor's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

475 calories; protein 41.7g; carbohydrates 11.6g; fat 28.1g; cholesterol 132.1mg; sodium 795.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2003
If you have trouble with the breading, it's best to make sure that your oil is very hot. I just got a deep fryer and find it is better to cook them in there. If the breading is still falling off make sure that when you pull the chicken from the hot sauce that you make sure it isn't dripping wet. Let it quit dripping if you have to. Then make sure the flour mixture coats the chicken very well. Oher than that, I don't know why the breading would fall off. next time you make it and kids have some, try cutting them up into strips. That's the way I have made them from day one. And I always marinate them overnight. The longer the better. Thanks for trying the recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/10/2003
Overall great recipe great flavor relatively easy prep the kids loved it. However my coating was coming off in the oil during frying. I only turned it twice. Not sure what exactly went wrong with breading. If breading would have stayed on better could have been 4-5stars. If you have any suggestions about the breading write back. Thanks! Read More
(73)
245 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 133
  • 4 star values: 80
  • 3 star values: 25
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2003
If you have trouble with the breading, it's best to make sure that your oil is very hot. I just got a deep fryer and find it is better to cook them in there. If the breading is still falling off make sure that when you pull the chicken from the hot sauce that you make sure it isn't dripping wet. Let it quit dripping if you have to. Then make sure the flour mixture coats the chicken very well. Oher than that, I don't know why the breading would fall off. next time you make it and kids have some, try cutting them up into strips. That's the way I have made them from day one. And I always marinate them overnight. The longer the better. Thanks for trying the recipe. Read More
(133)
Rating: 5 stars
05/29/2006
I used boneless chicken breasts and cut them in half lengthwise for shorter cooking time. I marinated them 4 hours in a baggie with hot sauce, some cayenne pepper, season all salt and garlic powder. For the coating I made an egg wash with 2 eggs, half a cup of milk and a splash of hot sauce. In another bowl I mixed flour, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper. I cut the chicken in strips and coated them with flour, dipped them in egg wash next then flour again. In a frying pan I heated oil then fried them. They were fabulous. Will definitely be on my Fall list for football season finger food. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/10/2003
Overall great recipe great flavor relatively easy prep the kids loved it. However my coating was coming off in the oil during frying. I only turned it twice. Not sure what exactly went wrong with breading. If breading would have stayed on better could have been 4-5stars. If you have any suggestions about the breading write back. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2007
This was vary good it is the best chicken I have ever had. I am only 12 years old, and I was able to make it by myself, with minimal supervision. It is great to marinate it the night before you want to have it. The longer you marinate it, the spicer it gets. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/31/2006
Best chicken ever! I used boneless skinless chicken breasts and marinated in Cholula hot sauce all day. Then mixed up the flour garlic powder onion powder cayenne pepper Tony Chacherer's seasoning salt and pepper. Then I dipped the chicken breasts into beaten eggs and milk then flour mixture eggs again and flour mixture again. Delicious! Will definitely use this recipe for chicken again and probably for chicken fried steak and pork chops. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/24/2003
I did as the recipe poster suggested and used chicken breasts cut up into finger like pieces instead of drumsticks. They did cook faster and absorbed more marinade than the drumsticks did. I also added garlic powder about 1/4 cup white vinegar and cayenne pepper to the marinade (my hubby likes things spicy). Ran low on coating mixture towards the end and thought I had ruined the last batch but it turned out great regardless. Have made several times and intend to continue! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/10/2003
My oldest son WOULD NOT eat chicken....until I made this recipe. It has a nice kick to it and I would liken the recipe to Popeye's Chicken and Biscuits Chicken Strips. A variation on this recipe would be to dip it into an egg mixture before the flour/cornstarch mixture and deep fry it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/24/2003
Good idea Marinating the chicken beasts in the hot sauce makes the chicken nice and tender. Easy to make and a joy to eat. I have tried it twice and find that adding hot pepper to the dry mix makes it a little hotter then just the red-hot. Also make a dipping sauce with butter and hot sauce goes well. Thanks Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/24/2003
I let it marinate for 4 hours and I was expecting it to be spicer. I really couldn't taste the hot sauce but it was good fried chicken. Also I used my deep fryer which cuts the cooking time by 10 minutes. Read More
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