Oven-Fried Chicken

Photo by Venzie S.
Adapted from blog.trysensa.com

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Adapted from blog.trysensa.com

Ingredients

  • 2

    chickens (3 pounds each), cut in 8 serving pieces

  • 1

    quart buttermilk

  • 2

    cups all-purpose flour

  • 1

    tablespoon kosher salt

  • 1

    tablespoon freshly ground black pepper

  • Vegetable oil or vegetable shortening

Directions

Total Time:10 hr 55 min Prep:15 min Inactive:10 hr Cook:40 min Place the chicken pieces in a large bowl and pour the buttermilk over them. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Combine the flour, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Take the chicken out of the buttermilk and coat each piece thoroughly with the flour mixture. Pour the oil into a large heavy-bottomed stockpot to a depth of 1-inch and heat to 360 degrees F on a thermometer. Working in batches, carefully place several pieces of chicken in the oil and fry for about 3 minutes on each side until the coating is a light golden brown (it will continue to brown in the oven). Don't crowd the pieces. Remove the chicken from the oil and place each piece on a metal baking rack set on a sheet pan. Allow the oil to return to 360 degrees F before frying the next batch. When all the chicken is fried, bake for 30 to 40 minutes, until the chicken is no longer pink inside. Serve hot.

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