Fried Chicken Recipes_______

Take a break from the ordinary with these deliciously different fried chicken recipes

Honey Fried Chicken
Serves 4-6

3 pounds bone-in chicken breast, pieces cut in half
3/4 cup honey
3/4 -1 cup buttermilk baking mix
2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon paprika
Salt and pepper, to taste
Vegetable oil

Coat chicken with honey; set aside. Combine buttermilk baking mix, mustard, paprika, salt and pepper; dredge chicken in mixture. Heat 1/2 inch oil to 375ºF in a 12-inch skillet over medium heat.

Carefully place chicken in hot oil and cook about 5 minutes or until underside of chicken is golden; turn chicken pieces and cook about 5 minutes, turning as needed. Reduce heat to low and cook 7 to 10 minutes longer or until juices run clear. Remove chicken; drain on paper towels.


Southwestern Oven Fried Chicken Recipe
Serves 10-12 as appetizer or 6-8 as entrée

 20 to 24 chicken drumsticks OR 5 pounds chicken drummettes or wing pieces
 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
 2 1/2 teaspoons salt
 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
 2 teaspoons paprika
 1 teaspoon chili powder
 2 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano, crushed
 1/2 cup butter 

Heat oven to 450°.  In a food storage bag, combine flour, salt, pepper, paprika, chili powder and oregano. 

Line 2-13x9-inch pans with heavy duty foil.  Place 1/4 cup butter in each pan.  Place pans in oven to melt butter.  Coat chicken with seasoned flour mixture.  

Place chicken in prepared pans in the melted butter. Bake, uncovered, for 30 minutes. Turn over and bake 15 to 20 minutes longer, or until tender and nicely browned.

Firecracker Fried Chicken
Serves 4-6

8 chicken drumsticks
1/4 cup hot pepper sauce
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons yellow cornmeal
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups vegetable oil

Remove skin from chicken and place in a resealable plastic bag.  Rub hot pepper sauce into chicken, seal bag and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, up to 24 hours. The longer the chicken marinates, the spicier it will be.

In another resealable plastic bag combine the flour, cornmeal and salt.  Add chicken, seal bag and shake to coat.

Heat oil in a large, deep skillet to medium high heat.  Add chicken and fry, uncovered, for 20 to 25 minutes or until juices run clear. Turn occasionally to brown evenly

Mexican Fried Chicken Recipe
Serves 6 to 8

This fried chicken recipe can also be made on the grill.  After marinating, pat pieces dry and cook on a prepared grill, 18-25 minutes or until browned and cooked through

1 clove garlic
1/2 teaspoon salt
2-1/2 to 3 pounds chicken pieces 
1/4 cup lime juice
1 small onion, minced
Vegetable oil
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon chili powder
Cayenne pepper to taste (optional)

Mash garlic and 1/2 teaspoon salt into a paste.  Rub chicken with garlic mixture. Arrange chicken in shallow glass or plastic dish. Sprinkle with lime juice and onion. Cover and refrigerate, turning occasionally, at least 3 hours.

Remove chicken from marinade; pat dry.  Heat 1/4 inch oil in skillet until hot. Decrease heat to medium.  In a resealable plastic bag combine flour, 1 teaspoon salt, chili powder, black pepper and cayenne if using.  Add chicken, 2-3 pieces at a time, seal bag and shake to coat. 

Place chicken in skillet skin sides down. Cover and cook 5 minutes. Uncover and cook 15 minutes.  Turn chicken. Cover and cook 5 minutes longer.  Uncover and cook until thickest pieces are done, 10 to 15 minutes; drain.

Fiery Oven Fried Chicken Tenders
Serves 6-8

Non-stick cooking spray
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into finger-sized pieces
About 2 pounds prepared chicken tenders
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup bread crumbs
 egg whites, beaten
1 tablespoon water

Preheat oven to 400F. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.   Mix together flour, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, and 1/4 teaspoon salt.   On a plate, mix the bread crumbs with the rest of the remaining spices and salt.  Shake the chicken pieces with the seasoned flour. 

Beat egg whites with 1 tablespoon water, and place egg mixture in a shallow dish or bowl. Dip chicken in egg mixture, then roll in bread crumbs.   Place on prepared baking sheet.

Bake for about 8 minutes in the preheated oven. Turn chicken and bake for 8 more minutes or until chicken juices run clear.