I hate frying things, it gets so messy and you never seem to be able to get that smell out of your house. Thanks to a little trial and error and a tip from the internet, I’ve discovered a delicious new frying trick that doesn’t leave that smell: shortening. Who knew.
8 pieces of cut up chicken (if the breasts are large, I cut them in half so they cook evenly)
1 quart buttermilk
1 cup hot sauce (I sure do recommend Franks Red Hot)
4 minced coves of garlic
2-3 cups AP flour
1/2 cup corn meal
2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp onion powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
Rinse chicken. Put buttermilk, hot sauce and minced garlic in a large bowl and mix. Add the chicken and cover. Let this chicken marinate 24-36 hours. The buttermilk makes the chicken tender and juicy while the hot sauce and garlic add an amazing flavor.
After marinating is over mix the flour, corn meal, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper in a separate bowl.
Dredge the chicken in the flour mix. Let set for 5 minutes or so for the flour to adhere to the chicken. If there are any wet spots after sitting, re-dredge.
The chicken will fry in a large pot in shortening at 350 for about 12-14 minutes. It will be golden brown when done.
Take out and set on a cookie sheet with a paper towel under it.
Chicken will be super hot, super juicy and super delicious. The best part no fry smell in your house when you use shortening!!!!