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Batter-Fried Chicken


Here's a delicious fried chicken recipe to make for your family. Perfect for a picnic outing! Enjoy! 

Brine:
1/4 cup salt
1/4 cup brown sugar
4 pounds bone-in chicken pieces

Batter:
1 cup flour
1 cup cornstarch
4 teaspoons black pepper
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons seasoned salt
1 3/4 cups cold water
3 quarts canola oil

In large container, dissolve salt and sugar in 1 quart cold water. Submerge chicken pieces in brine and cover. Refrigerate for 30-60 minutes. 

To make the batter: In large bowl, combine flour, cornstarch, pepper, baking powder, seasoned salt. Add water and whisk until smooth. 

Heat oil in large Dutch oven to 350 degrees. Remove chicken from brine and pat dry with paper towels. Transfer half of chicken to batter and turn to coat. Using tongs, remove chicken from batter, allowing excess to drip into bowl, and set in hot oil. Fry chicken pieces a few at a time, adjusting burner to maintain temperature. Cook until deep golden brown, about 12-15 minutes. Drain on baking sheet with wire rack. Repeat until all is cooked. Serves 4-6.