About two years ago Cailin and I attempted to make fried chicken. It took us over three hours and we made a huge mess in his parents kitchen. Now we make it almost every week and people rave about how good it is. Really we don’t make it the same every time, but here is the basic recipe. Feel free to make any changes and let us know if you liked it!
- Frozen (boneless) Chicken Breast
- Cajun Seasoning
- Salt and Pepper
- Bread Crumbs
- Cayenne Pepper
- Buttermilk (or 1 cup milk: 1 tbsp of lemon juice)
- Canola Oil
1. Cut chicken into 1 1/2” chunks
2. Heat the oil to 365 degrees. (We use a deep fryer because it’s a lot faster but you can also do this in a pan on the stove)
3. In a large bowl, mix flour, cajun seasoning, salt, pepper, bread crumbs and paprika together. (There are no real measurements that we use. About 1 cup of flour per chicken breast and then add seasoning to taste. You should be able to see the red color in the flour)
4. In a separate bowl mix 1 cup buttermilk (or buttermilk substitute) with 3 eggs. Whisk until smooth.
5. Dip each chunk of chicken first into the flour mixture. Place these to the side.
6. Next coat them all with the buttermilk and egg mixture and then immediately with the flour mixture again. (WARNING: Your hands will get caked with this stuff) Set aside.
7. Place 15-20 pieces into the fryer basket (or if you are using a pan only do about 4-6 other wise the oil will not stay hot enough)
8. Cook until golden brown.