Memorial Day is around the corner, and no doubt you will be getting together with your family. Spoil them with some Crispy Fried Chicken, they’ll love you for it.
This is a three-stage recipe – brine, coat and fry. First, pieces of chicken are brined overnight in a combination of buttermilk, garlic, herbs and spices. Second, after brining, each piece of chicken is doused in a flour and cornstarch mixture, then egg, then the flour and cornstarch mixture once more. Third, the carefully prepared pieces of chicken are fried in coconut oil in a deep skillet. The final result is a gloriously crispy pile of chicken, delightfully juicy on the inside, and full of flavor.
Admittedly, this recipe is a little pricey. The use of coconut oil during the cooking process is what tips the financial scale. To bring cost down, you can use a more affordable cooking oil that can stand up to prolonged heat such as canola or vegetable oil. However, cooking the chicken in coconut oil, amps up the crispiness and adds a touch of flavor.
I’m miffed that I didn’t rip apart one piece of the chicken so that you could see the cooked flesh. As I mentioned, it is super juicy which makes it almost impossible to keep from pushing pieces of chicken in your mouth. Nonmnomnom – nomnom!
I really like this recipe because the Crispy Fried Chicken stays crispy – isn’t that great? I am not a fan of a chicken coating that becomes soft and mealy. No need to down all of the chicken in one sitting, this Crispy Fried Chicken returns to it’s crispy wonderfulness once reheated.
If you like, you can skip reheating, it’s great cold too, making this chicken ideal for practically any event, indoor or outdoor.
No matter how and when you serve this chicken, it will be a welcome addition to your casual family meal. Give yourself a head start and make a batch today!
Memorial Day Weekend is a week away and I’m hoping New York will see some consistent warm and dry weather. I don’t have anything planned for the weekend, I’m, just going to take it easy, but if you plan on getting some folks together, here’s an easy peasy salad recipe – Lettuce Wedge Salad. This recipe is slight a departure from the traditional. I’m a crunch fanatic, so if you are too you’ll love this salad.
In celebration of Prince Harry and Meghan’s wedding, I give you Lemon Elderflower Pimm’s. This is a delightful refreshing cocktail made of British inspired ingredients.
I really like today’s recipe, Spinach Provolone Stuffed Chicken Breasts. It is so surprisingly easy to create, and yet very impressive looking.
Cheese and Artichoke Dip is a yummy dish and is very simple to create and a touch addictive, so beware! Thankfully, it’s great for sharing with a crowd, hence the responsibility of eating it doesn’t rest on your shoulders alone.
Is it Cinco de Mayo yet? If you are not sure what to share with your family and friends for Cinco de Mayo, how about serving these Beer Braised Chicken Tacos?
Today’s recipe, Garlic Truffle Chicken au Jus, is an homage to my brother. It’s his favorite dish, and one I hadn’t tried until recently. I didn’t make it quite the way he does, but it’s super tasty nonetheless.
Today I’m sharing a time saver dinner for two – Baked Spicy Salmon. Only 30 minutes to prepare and cook and this super tasty dish will be on your dinner table.
I’m thinking of planning an afternoon tea event soon and want to make sure I have the right food combo for my guests, so I whipped up these Tea Time Tuna Peppadew Sandwiches as a test run, and they are fabulous!