Here is a very simple way to make some Delicious Fried Chicken at home. Cooking the Chicken first with Sous Vide guarantees it will be cooked perfectly.
Chicken pieces (White or Dark Meat)
2 Cups Flour
2 Teaspoons of Salt
1 Teaspoon of Pepper
1 Teaspoon of Garlic Powder
1 Teaspoon of Onion Powder
1 Teaspoon of Paprika
5 Cups Frying Oil (I used Canola Oil)
4 Cups of Buttermilk
Salt and Pepper to Taste
Heat up your Sous Vide Bath to 155 Degrees. Apply Salt and Pepper to you Chicken and place in Freezer Bags. Place White and Dark Chicken Pieces in separate Bags.
When Sous Vide Bath reaches 155 degrees place Dark Chicken Pieces in for at least one hour, but you can cook up to 2 hours. Then add the White Chicken Pieces and cook for at least another hour or so.
Once cooked remove Chicken from bags and dry off with pepper towels. Set aside to air dry as you prepare the rest of the ingredients for breading the Chicken.
Pour Buttermilk into a flat dish. In another flat dish pour the flour and the rest of the dry ingredients. Mix well. Place both dishes side by side and have another tray to place Chicken after you have applied the breading.
Start by placing the Chicken pieces one at a time in the flour mixture to coat the piece. Then place in the Buttermilk, making sure the whole piece has been covered. Finally place the Chicken pieces back into the flour mixture and evenly coat the Chicken. Shake off any excess flour and place the pieces of tray. Continue until all the Chicken is coated.
Heat Oil in Cast Iron Frying Pan or Stock Pot to a temperature between 350-400 degrees. Carefully lower each piece of chicken into hot oil. Using tongs turn the pieces after a few minutes (when the flour is a nice, golden brown) so that all sides of the chicken have been cooked. Remove from the oil, set on wire rack. Enjoy some of the best Fried Chicken you have ever tasted!
Watch my video below to see me make this recipe step y step.