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Spicy Buttermilk Fried Chicken


Submitted By: TABASCO® Brand Pepper Sauces
Prep Time: 30 Minutes
Cook Time: 1 Hour Ready In: 7 Hours 30 Minutes
Servings: 4

"Bring some zing to traditional crispy fried chicken by adding TABASCO® Sauce to the buttermilk marinade."

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  • 3 cups buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup Original TABASCO® brand
  • Pepper Sauce
  • 3 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 1 (2 1/2 to 3 pound) chicken, cut up into 8
  • pieces 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Canola oil for deep frying



Step 1

1.Combine buttermilk, TABASCO® Sauce, and 1 teaspoon of the salt in a large bowl or large resealable plastic bag and mix well. Add the chicken and cover bowl or seal bag; refrigerate for 6 to 24 hours.
2.Combine flour, remaining 2 teaspoons salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and pepper in a shallow dish. Remove chicken pieces from marinade and allow excess buttermilk to drip off. Dredge chicken pieces in flour mixture and let chicken sit for 10 minutes.
3.Add about 1-inch of oil to a large, deep skillet. Attach a deep-fry thermometer and, over medium-high heat, bring oil to 350 degrees F.
4.Fry chicken in batches of four, turning occasionally, until golden brown and cooked through, about 10 minutes per side. Transfer chicken to a wire rack set on a baking sheet.

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