My Hubbs loves fried chicken. But it's so expensive when you buy it at a restaurant. So I decided to make my own.
What you're gonna need: (Keep in mind I make enough for three portions since the Hubbs has to take a lunch to work)
3 chicken breasts (with all the nasty bits cut off, and then cut in half through the sides so they still look like breasts and not strips)
2 cups of buttermilk
2 cups of flour
1 tablespoon of garlic powder
1 tablespoon of onion powder
1 teaspoon of cayenne (if you like heat)
1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes (if you like MORE heat)
2 gallon size bags
Put all of the chicken in the bag and pour the buttermilk into the bag. Mix it around and let it sit for a while (I waited about four hours) in the fridge.
In your second bag, put the rest of the ingredients, then add the chicken.
In a sturdy pot, heat up some vegetable oil. The the oil was about an inch and a half deep. It's hot enough when a pinch of flour sizzles when dropped in.
I only added two pieces of chicken at a time so that the oil didn't get too cool. Since these are cut thin, cook about 6-7 minutes on each side (for whole breasts, cook for about 12 on each side).
Do not put them on a paper towel when you get them out, it may soak up some oil, but it makes them soggy. Buy a cheap cooling rack for baking or a roaster rack. Put it in a flat pan with paper towels under it to catch the oil.