Recipe courtesy of The Neelys
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Neely Family Spicy Fried Chicken
Total:
2 hr 35 min
Prep:
20 min
Inactive:
2 hr
Cook:
15 min
Yield:
8 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
2 hr 35 min
Prep:
20 min
Inactive:
2 hr
Cook:
15 min
Yield:
8 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Directions

Season the chicken with salt and pepper and place in a casserole dish. In a nonreactive bowl, mix buttermilk, hot sauce and cayenne. Pour the buttermilk mixture over the chicken, cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator to marinate for 2 hours.

Preheat a deep-fryer to 350 degrees F.

Into a large paper bag, measure the flour, cayenne, garlic powder, paprika, and salt and pepper. Shake off excess buttermilk mixture and place the chicken, a few pieces at a time, into the bake and shake to dredge.

Place the chicken into the hot oil and fry until golden and crisp, about 8 to 10 minutes for white meat and 13 to 15 for dark meat. Remove from the fryer onto a paper towel lined sheet tray and season with salt and pepper.

Pairs well with sparkling wine

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