Louisiana Fried Chicken

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Cook Time: 45 min.
A spicy pepper sauce is the secret to this buttermilk fried chicken.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 lbs chicken parts, rinsed and patted dry
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp celery salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne
  • 1 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 4 cups vegetable oil, for frying
  • Pepper Sauce1 Tbs butter
  • 1- 1/4 cups no-salt or low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 green pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/2 red pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbs flour
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Directions

  • Place chicken in large, glass bowl or dish; pour buttermilk over it. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • In medium bowl, whisk together flour, cornmeal, salt, celery salt, pepper, paprika and cayenne. Dredge chicken pieces in flour, two at a time, turning to coat all sides thoroughly. Set chicken on a rack and let sit for 30 minutes.
  • In medium saucepan over medium heat, warm butter. Stir in onion, red pepper and green pepper. Stew peppers until soft, about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in flour and cayenne. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring often. Gradually stir in chicken broth. Bring sauce to simmer; reduce heat to low and let cook until thickened, about 5 minutes. Add salt; remove from heat and set aside until needed.
  • In large, cast iron skillet add oil to fill 3/4-inch deep. Over medium-high heat, warm oil to 350° F. using kitchen thermometer to test oil temperature. Carefully place chicken, skin-side-down in oil. Reduce heat to medium and cook chicken for 15 minutes until nicely browned. Turn chicken and cook for additional 10 minutes, until internal temperature registers 180° F on thermometer. Remove chicken and drain on paper towels. Cook remaining chicken in same manner until done. Before serving, reheat sauce and pass separately.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 1030
  Calories from Fat 600 (58%)
(104%)Total Fat 68g
(65%)Saturated Fat 13g
Polyunsaturated Fat 34g
Monounsaturated Fat 16g
(70%)Cholesterol 209mg
(39%)Sodium 940mg
(28%)Potassium 975mg
Total Carbohydrate 37g
(11%)Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 5g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(136%)Protein 68g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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