Country Cozy Fried Chicken Picnic
Recipe type: Entree
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Serves: 4-6
  • 1 (2 to 3 pound) whole chicken, cut up
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 4 teaspoons black pepper, divided
  • 1 tablespoon Creole seasoning
  • 3 cups shortening
  1. Rinse the chicken with cold water; pat dry with paper towels and set aside.
  2. Whisk together milk and eggs in a bowl.
  3. Combine flour, 2 tablespoons salt, 2 teaspoons black pepper and Creole seasoning in a quart-size zip lock plastic freezer bag. Dip 2 chicken pieces in flour mixture then into the egg/milk mixture. Place chicken back into the flour mixture; seal, shake to coat. Remove chicken, and repeat with the remaining pieces.
  4. Melt the shortening in a Dutch oven over medium high heat to reach 350 degrees on a cooking thermometer. Fry chicken in batches 10 minutes on each side, or until cooked through and golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Sprinkle the chicken with remaining 2 teaspoons of salt and pepper.