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Easy Fried Chicken

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Easy Fried Chicken
  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 45 min
  • Servings 4
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Easy Fried Chicken

Love crispy, juicy fried chicken? This easy recipe delivers.

Ingredients

1
cup buttermilk
1
clove garlic, minced
Salt and pepper
4
boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/2
cup Progresso™ Bread Crumbs, Italian Style
1/4
cup grated Parmesan cheese
1
teaspoon sweet paprika
Canola oil

Directions

  • 1 Whisk together the buttermilk, garlic, salt and pepper. Transfer mixture to a resealable plastic bag. Add the chicken, seal the bag and let marinate for 2 hours.
  • 2 Whisk together the breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese and paprika in a medium bowl.
  • 3 In a deep skillet (or pot) heat 1-inch of canola oil over medium heat. You want it HOT before you add the chicken.
  • 4 Once the oil is hot, take the chicken out of the buttermilk mixture one piece at a time. Roll it in the breadcrumb mixture, pressing the mixture into the chicken to fully coat.
  • 5 Add the chicken to the hot oil carefully (you may want to use tongs). Cook for two minutes, then carefully flip. Cook for another two minutes, and then flip again. Continue this process until cooked through -- use a meat thermometer to determine doneness or simple cut into the thickest part of the breast.
  • 6 Remove the chicken breasts to a paper towel-lined plate. Let cool slightly before serving.
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Fried Chicken

As prepared by S Caron,

There’s nothing like homemade fried chicken. This recipe is super easy, so it’s great for first-time chicken fryers!


Oh, homemade fried chicken. It's wonderful comfort food. Served hot from the pan, it's juicy, bone-warming goodness. Or you can eat it chilled -- preferably while seated on a picnic blanket in a picturesque location.

This homemade chicken is first marinated in seasoned buttermilk and then breaded and fried. I love the flavor that the buttermilk imparts on the chicken -- it's almost tangy, but in this amazing way.

 

Crispy chicken 3

First, mix garlic, salt, pepper and buttermilk in a zippered bag. Then add the chicken and refrigerate for a couple hours.


Crispy chicken 1

Next mix up breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese and paprika.


Crispy chicken 2

Then the fun part! Remove the chicken breasts from the buttermilk marinade and roll them one at a time in the breadcrumb mixture. Continue until all of the chicken pieces are well coated.


Crispy chicken 4

Heat an inch or so of oil in a heavy-bottomed pan over medium-high heat. Using a spatula or tongs so you don’t get your fingers near that hot oil, carefully add the chicken to the pan.

Fry two minutes or so on the first side, then carefully turn the pieces and fry another two minutes. Continue cooking and turning until the chicken is cooked throughout.


Crispy chicken 5

Drain on paper towels before plating this lusciousness up and serving it right away to waiting mouths. 

Most of us don’t eat or cook fried chicken all that often, so when we do we adore it! But if you’d rather have baked chicken, try this delicious Crispy Cheddar Chicken recipe that will fill you up and satisfy your craving for down-home comfort food without the actual oil-frying part.

Fried or baked, chicken sounds like a great plan for dinner tonight.

 

Sarah W. Caron (aka scaron) is a food writer, editor and blogger who writes about family-friendly foods and raising a healthy family at Sarah's Cucina Bella.

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