Recipe courtesy of Sunny Anderson
Episode: It's Sunny-time
Cider-Brined Fried Chicken
Total:
55 min
Active:
25 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
55 min
Active:
25 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Directions

In a large bowl, whisk together cider and salt until salt dissolves. Add chicken pieces and enough water to coat and soak 1 hour in the refrigerator. Chicken should be completely submerged in brine.

In a large pot, heat vegetable shortening until a deep-fry thermometer reaches 325 degrees F. Line a sheet tray with a wire rack.

In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, cayenne and black pepper. In a paper bag, shake together flour and cornstarch. Drain chicken from brine and dip in batches first in egg mixture then in flour mixture to coat. Set on wire rack to let coating sit for 10 minutes. In 2 batches, fry chicken until golden brown on both sides and cooked through, 15 to 20 minutes, depending on the size of the piece. Remove from oil to drain on paper towel-lined plate.

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

Chicken Marsala

Recipe courtesy of Tyler Florence

Teriyaki Chicken Wings

Recipe courtesy of Tyler Florence

Indonesian Ginger Chicken

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Perfect Roast Chicken

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Easy Chicken Mole

Recipe courtesy of Marcela Valladolid

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          On TV

          The Pioneer Woman

          9:30am | 8:30c

          Cupcake Wars

          10am | 9c

          Cupcake Wars

          11am | 10c

          Cake Wars

          12pm | 11c

          The Pioneer Woman

          1:30pm | 12:30c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          2:30pm | 1:30c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          3:30pm | 2:30c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          4:30pm | 3:30c

          Chopped

          6pm | 5c

          Chopped

          7pm | 6c

          Chopped

          8pm | 7c

          Chopped

          9pm | 8c
          On Tonight
          On Tonight

          Beat Bobby Flay

          10pm | 9c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          10:30pm | 9:30c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          11:30pm | 10:30c

          Chopped

          12am | 11c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          1:30am | 12:30c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          2:30am | 1:30c

          Chopped

          3am | 2c

          Mystery Diners

          4:30am | 3:30c

          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.