Crispiest Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Crispiest Buttermilk Fried Chicken

by Sandra Ramos 1 year ago
4.1 (7)
15 minutes
538.1 kcal
39.1 g carbs
Description

This is without a doubt the crispiest chicken you will ever prepare. I have made it time and time again to wonderful reviews. We love Popeyes® chicken and this puts it to shame. This is great for family picnics and so much cheaper than buying take-out. Yummy!

Ingredients
  • cold water to cover
  • ¼ cup kosher salt
  • 8 skinless chicken legs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 ¼ tablespoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 1 ½ cups canola oil, for frying
Directions
  1. 1. Mix cold water and kosher salt together in a large bowl until salt dissolves. Add chicken legs. Cover entire bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  2. 2. Remove bowl from the refrigerator; drain and pat chicken dry with paper towels.
  3. 3. Place chicken legs in a plastic bag with 1 cup all-purpose flour and shake to coat.
  4. 4. Pour buttermilk into a bowl. Mix remaining flour, baking powder, salt, and cayenne in another bowl. Dip each chicken leg in buttermilk; move to flour mixture and coat well.
  5. 5. Heat canola oil in a deep-fryer to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  6. 6. Fry chicken legs in hot oil in batches until no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear, about 15 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted near the bone should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).
Nutrition Facts
serving: 8 chicken legs
calories: 538.1 kcal
carbohydrates: 39.1 g
protein: 49 g
saturated fat: 4.3 g
cholesterol: 151.7 mg
sodium: 3838.3 mg
fiber: 1.4 g
sugar: 2.6 g