Cajun Fried Chicken

600 Min.
20 Min.
4
Ingredients
1
(4 - 5 pound) fryer chicken, cut into eight pieces
1 (4 - 5 pound) fryer chicken, cut into eight pieces
4
cups buttermilk
4 cups buttermilk
cups The Original “Louisiana” Brand Hot Sauce™, divided
1½ cups The Original “Louisiana” Brand Hot Sauce™, divided
2
tablespoons cayenne pepper
2 tablespoons cayenne pepper
teaspoons garlic powder
1½ teaspoons garlic powder
1
teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1
teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon paprika
1
package Shore Lunch® Classic Fried Chicken Breading Mix
1 package Shore Lunch® Classic Fried Chicken Breading Mix
4
cups fryer oil
4 cups fryer oil
Directions

  1. Add the buttermilk, 1 cup Hot Sauce, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika to a large mixing bowl. Add the chicken pieces, cover and refrigerate for 12 hours.
  2. Add the oil to a large pot or skillet and heat to 350°F.
  3. Remove the chicken from the refrigerator. Add the Breading Mix to a large plastic bag. Remove the chicken from the buttermilk mixture, shaking off the excess, and add the chicken to the Breading Mix, toss to coat.
  4. Remove the chicken from the bag, shake off the excess, and carefully add to the oil. Cook the chicken in batches for 15 - 18 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F when checked with an instant-read thermometer. Make sure to turn the chicken halfway through the cooking time if not completely submerged in oil.
  5. Carefully remove the chicken from the oil and brush with the remaining ½-cup Hot Sauce.
  6. Serve immediately.