I was doing some photo organizing the other day, and came across this picture:
What you see is the absolute best fried chicken I’ve ever had, and those who have had the pleasure of experiencing it would also agree that it’s the best fried chicken they’ve ever had.
And I just so happen to be married to the wonderful woman who makes this fried chicken. Negotiations that have taken months have led me to announcing that I am now going to release this recipe to the entire world!
Naturally, there’s some secret ingredients to this recipe, that not even The Missus knows, and it’s this:
That’s right, it’s a store-bought seasoning mix you can buy online or on Amazon. And yes, it’s that good. Like addictive-as-crack good.
There’s also another secret, and that’s how the seasoning is used, which I will share with you now:
Don't follow the instructions on the bag - The Missus tried it, and while it was excellent fried chicken, it won't be as earth shatteringly good as following her technique:
First, you’ll want to start with a good, young fresh chicken. Then, marinate the chicken first with a bit of water and some Lefty's for about one hour. Then, put the chicken in a Ziploc bag with some more Lefty's and get the chicken coated, then remove the chicken and lets it sit out for 10 minutes. Then, back in the bag to get a second coating, then out of the bag again, for an additional 10 minutes.
The chicken then goes into a hot cast iron skillet with enough oil to cover 50-60% of the chicken when the oil reaches 300 degrees. Once the chicken is in the oil, you'll want to turn the heat up as the chicken will cause the oil temp to drop. Fry the chicken in batches (start with dark meat first) so you don't overcrowd the skillet.
Let the chicken rest for a bit before serving, then eat & enjoy!