Southern Fried Chicken

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Ingredients

1 whole chicken about 3 1/4 lb.
3 cups buttermilk
2 tablespoons tabasco sauce
1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp sweet paprika
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
2 tbsp oil
1 cup Vegetable oil for frying

Preparation

Note: Marinate for 1 hour to 12 hours/overnight. Preheat the oven to 300°F.

Cut the chicken into eight pieces. In a large bowl, combine the buttermilk with the pepper sauce and season to taste with salt. Marinate the chicken for a least 1 hour, or preferably overnight in the refrigerator.

Drain the chicken and pat dry. Mix together the flour, paprika, oregano, 1 teaspoon salt and cayenne pepper in a dish and use to coat the chicken. Shake off the excess and set the chicken aside.

Heat oil in a large heavy-bottomed skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken, skin-side-down, and reduce the heat to medium. Cook for about 10 minutes, or until nicely browned. If necessary, cook in batches-do not crowd the pan, and leave enough space between the pieces to ensure even cooking. Turn the pieces over and cook until browned. Transfer to a baking dish or roasting pan, cover loosely with foil and bake for 45 minutes. Drain on paper towels and serve immediately.

Yield

Serves 8

Cook Time

Prep Time: 15 mins.
Cook Time: 55 mins.

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition information is provided as a resource. Values will vary depending on specific ingredients used.
Serving Size: 1
Number of Servings: Serves 8
Amount Per Serving:
Calories: 414
Calories from Fat: 342

Amount per Serving
% Daily Value*
Amount per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 38g
58%
Carbohydrates 25g
8%
Dietary Fiber 5g
20%
Saturated Fat 19g
95%
Calories 414kcal
20%
Cholesterol 36mg
12%
Protein 17g
28%
Sodium 118mg
4%
Calcium
2%
Iron
13%
Vitamin A
4%
Vitamin C
8%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.