Fried Chicken

Fried Chicken

This fried chicken recipe yields fabulous chicken, golden and crisp on the outside, juicy and succulent on the inside. I fry my chicken in extra-light olive oil, which is suitable for deep frying and is healthier than vegetable oil.

Fried Chicken
 
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Recipe type: Entree
Yield: 8 drumsticks
Ingredients
  • 8 medium drumsticks, skin on
  • 1 cup low fat buttermilk
  • 1 cup white whole-wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 quarts light olive oil
Instructions
  1. Place drumsticks in a shallow dish and pour buttermilk over them. Cover with a plastic wrap, place back in the fridge and allow to marinate for 20 minutes. Turn and marinate the other side for 20 more minutes.
  2. Heat the oil in a large, deep 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat, about 15 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, place the flour, salt and spices in a ziploc bag. Close and shake to mix. Drop the drumsticks into the bag one at a time and shake to coat.
  4. Carefully place the drumsticks in the hot oil. Cook 5 minutes, then lower heat to medium and continue to cook 10 more minutes, until well browned. Turn, using tongs, and cook 10-15 more minutes, until well browned on the other side.
  5. Place on paper towels for a few minutes to drain, then serve.
Notes
Nutrition information based on calorieking.com.
Nutrition Per Serving
Serving size: 1 drumstick; Calories: 193; Fat: 11g; Carbohydrates: 6g; Sugar: 0g; Sodium: 194mg; Fiber: 0g; Protein: 16g
 

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