Cayenne Fried Chicken

Total Time:
45 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
30 min

Yield:
6 to 8 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • 3 to 4 liters canola oil, or as needed to deep fry
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 24 bone-in chicken wings and/or thighs, rinsed and patted dry with paper towels
  • 1 to 2 cups buttermilk as need to moisten chicken
Directions
  • Heat oil in deep-fryer to 375 degrees F or as instructed in the manufacturer's instructions for similar foods. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  • Combine cornmeal, flour, garlic powder, cayenne, salt and pepper, and mix well to make chicken coating. Add coating to a plastic food storage bag in batches. Moisten chicken with buttermilk, shake in bag of coating, and allow excess to fall away.

  • Deep-fry chicken until crispy and transfer to a baking pan. Bake in 350 degree F oven until cooked through.


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