Recipe courtesy of Pam Anderson
Show: Cooking Live
Episode: Cook Along 53
Total:
2 hr 55 min
Active:
2 hr 30 min
Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Directions

Place chicken pieces in a gallon size zipper lock plastic bag. Mix buttermilk with 1 tablespoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Pour buttermilk mixture over chicken, seal, then refrigerate for at least 2 hours and up to 24 hours.

Measure 2 cups flour, 2 teaspoons salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper into a large doubled brown paper bag; shake to combine. Drop half of chicken pieces into flour mixture and shake thoroughly to coat completely with flour. Remove chicken from bag, shaking excess flour from each piece. Place pieces onto a large wire rack set over a jelly roll pan until you are ready to fry. Coat remaining chicken pieces in the same manner.

Meanwhile, spoon enough shortening to measure 1/2-inch deep in a 12-inch skillet; heat to 350 degrees. Drop chicken pieces, skin side down, into hot oil, cover (you can use a cookie sheet) and cook for 5 minutes. Lift chicken pieces with tongs to make sure chicken is frying evenly; rearrange if some are browning faster than others. Cover again and continue cooking until pieces are evenly browned, about 5 minutes longer. Turn chicken over with tongs and cook, uncovered, until chicken is browned all over, 10 to 12 minutes longer. Remove chicken from skillet with tongs and place on wire rack set over jelly roll pan. Strain hot fat into a heat-safe container.

Trending Videos 6 Videos

Get the recipe

Grilled Sheet Pan Paella 00:48

A grill and a sheet pan are all you need to whip up paella for a crowd.

Similar Topics:

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

General Gilbert's California Fried Chicken with Pan Gravy

Recipe courtesy of Melissa Gilbert

Honey Fried Chicken

Recipe courtesy of Nancy Fuller

Chicken Fried Steak and Gravy

Recipe courtesy of Trisha Yearwood

Spicy Asian Chicken Lollipops

Recipe courtesy of Guy Fieri

Perfect Roast Chicken

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Teriyaki Chicken Wings

Recipe courtesy of Tyler Florence

Easy Chicken Mole

Recipe courtesy of Marcela Valladolid

Chicken Stew

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Chicken Parmigiana

Recipe courtesy of Bobby Flay

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          On TV

          Get Cooking

          Food Network Apps

          In the Kitchen

          Get over 70,000 FN recipes on all your mobile devices.

          Facebook Messenger

          Ask our bot for recipes, meal ideas and daily food trivia.