I love fried chicken, and there is something so satisfying about making it yourself. It is actually very easy to make! In this recipe, chicken is marinated in buttermilk, then coated with a seasoned flour mixture and fried until crisp. I use breasts and drumsticks, but feel free to use thighs and wings as well (although the cooking times will change a bit). The chicken is then coated with a mixture of honey, butter, and a bit of hot sauce to create amazingly delicious glazed fried chicken. Try this recipe…you will love it!
3 pounds chicken parts (breasts and drumsticks)
2 ½ cups buttermilk, divided
3 tablespoons hot sauce, divided
2 cups flour
1 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
Canola or vegetable oil
1 stick butter
½ cup honey
Step 1: Put the chicken in a Ziplock bag or an airtight container and add 1 ½ cups buttermilk and 1 tablespoon hot sauce. Shake to coat, then refrigerate the chicken for a few hours (or up to 8 hours).
Step 2: In a shallow dish, mix the flour, paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Pour the unused cup of buttermilk into another dish. Remove the chicken from the buttermilk marinade and discard the marinade. Dip the chicken in the buttermilk, then the flour mixture, then place on a baking sheet.
Step 3: Fill a large pot with oil until the oil is about an inch deep. Turn the burner to a medium heat. Once the oil is hot (to about 350 degrees), carefully place the breasts into the oil using tongs. Fry for approximately 17-20 minutes, turning the chicken once (when the one side has browned and crisped up). Remove to a wire rack.
Step 4: Place the drumsticks into the oil and fry for approximately 10-12 minutes, turning once. Remove to a wire rack. Turn off the heat.
Step 5: In a small saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the honey and 2 tablespoons hot sauce and stir until combined. Remove from heat.
Step 6: Pour the honey mixture into a medium size bowl. Add the chicken, one piece at a time, to coat with the glaze. Place the chicken on a serving platter. Then…eat up!
Ohhh yeah… 🙂