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Classic Buttermilk Fried Chicken

INGRIDSTEVENS
7Ingredients
9Hours
1180Calories
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Description

Country Living

Ingredients

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8 SERVINGS
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • eggs (2 lg.)
  • 1/2 sweet onions
  • 6 pounds chicken parts (bone-in, skin-on, breasts halved, if using)
  • 4 cups self rising flour
  • canola oil (for frying)
  • 1/2 cup bacon drippings (optional)
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    Directions

    1. Whisk together 5 teaspoons salt and 1/2 cup water in a bowl until dissolved. Whisk in buttermilk, eggs, onion, garlic, and 1 teaspoon pepper. Add chicken, and turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate, turning occasionally, 8 hours or up to overnight.
    2. Drain chicken and discard buttermilk mixture. Whisk together flour and 3 teaspoons salt in a bowl. Toss chicken in flour mixture, one piece at a time, until evenly coated. Return all of the chicken to the flour mixture, gently toss, and let stand 15 minutes. Toss again to make sure each piece is evenly coated. Remove, shaking off excess.
    3. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with an oven-safe wire rack.
    4. Heat 1 1/2 inches oil and bacon drippings (if desired) in a Dutch oven over medium heat to 350 degrees F. Fry chicken, in batches, skin-side down, until golden brown, 4 to 5 minutes. Turn and fry until golden brown on the second side, 4 to 5 minutes.
    5. Transfer to prepared baking sheet and bake until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest piece registers 165 degrees F. Let stand, on rack, 10 minutes before serving. Serve warm, at room temperature, or chilled.

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    1180Calories
    Sodium
    Fat
    Protein
    Carbs
    Fiber
    Calories1180Calories from Fat670
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Fat74g114%
    Saturated Fat21g105%
    Trans Fat
    Cholesterol310mg103%
    Sodium1190mg50%
    Potassium750mg21%
    Protein71g139%
    Calories from Fat670
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Carbohydrate51g17%
    Dietary Fiber2g8%
    Sugars4g8%
    Vitamin A10%
    Vitamin C10%
    Calcium35%
    Iron35%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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