Southern Fried Chicken
Fried chicken has always been a real family favourite esp with the kids.
I love to make a big plate of it then simply stick in in the centre of the table with some big bowls of coleslaw and salad so everyone can dig in and help themselves.
I highly recommend getting a food temperature probe esp if making this or any chicken dish as it helps tell them the chicken is cook enough to be safe to eat yet not overcooked so that it is dry and horrible.
While it is not necessary, I highly recommend you brine the chicken before making this dish. It will take it to a whole new level and I guarantee make it the best fried chicken you have ever eaten. It is very easy to make a brine, it is simply water, salt and any flavourings you choose. I used garlic granules and paprika with a hint of chilli.
2 large bowls, a raw meat chopping board, a deep fat fryer, Cooks knife, food gloves and a roasting tin.
Dissolve the salt in the warm water then allow to cool before adding the chicken pieces. Cover and leave in your fridge for a minimum of 4 hours or overnight if possible.
Skip this step if using the brine.