recipebook3This recipe for authentic tasting Kentucky southern style fried chicken will show you how to make the best tasting chicken you can imagine. Tender, juicy, and flavourful, your friends will be begging you to give them this Southern Fried Chicken recipe!

Step 1: You will need:

  • 8 chicken drumsticks
  • 300 g flour
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp cayenne powder
  • 1 tbsp dried parsley
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • 2 cubes of chicken bouillon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 500 ml buttermilk
  • 750 ml vegetable oil
  • 2 trays
  • 1 saucepan
  • 1 fork
  • 1 slotted spoon
  • 1 bowl
  • 1 spoon
  • kitchen roll

Serves: 4 to 6

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Cooking Time: 45 minutes

Step 2: Cook the chicken

Begin by placing the chicken legs into the saucepan. Cover them with water, add the bouillon cubes and bring to a simmer. Once simmering, let them cook for 20-30 minutes. Skim off any foam and impurities that will rise to the top during the cooking period. Once cooked through, remove them with your slotted spoon and set aside. But don't discard the liquid! Add some vegetables to make a wonderful warming winter chicken broth! Place the tray of chicken into the fridge and allow to cool down for roughly half an hour.

Step 3: Preheat the oil

Heat the oil in the saucepan over a medium high heat in preparation for frying, later on.

Step 4: Make the coating

Whilst the chicken is cooling, mix together the flour, garlic powder, cayenne powder, dried parsley, dried thyme and the salt.

Step 5: Coat the chicken

Fully submerge each of the cooled chicken legs into the buttermilk. Then roll each one in the bowl of seasoned flour, to ensure that they are completely coated. Set aside.

Step 6: Fry the chicken

Add some of the chicken drumsticks into the hot oil and fry them for a couple of minutes, until the coating turns a lovely golden brown colour. Remove and place on a tray lined with kitchen roll to drain. Add another batch and fry. Cooking them in small amounts will ensure that the temperature of the oil remains constantly high. Continue to fry until all the legs are deliciously crispy!

Step 7: Serve

Your Southern Fried Chicken is now ready! Serve it immediately while piping hot!

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