Honey brined southern fried chicken

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  1. death

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    Honey brined southern fried chicken

    source

    This is a modified version of the source.


    Ingredients:

    4 boneless chicken thigh pieces (flattened with a tenderizer)
    3 cups cold water
    1/4 cup kosher salt
    1/4 cup honey
    1/4 cup buttermilk (or regular)
    1 cup flour
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 teaspoon garlic salt (or garlic powder)
    1/2 teaspoon onion salt (or ground onion)
    1 teaspoon black pepper
    1 teaspoon white pepper
    lots of cayenne
    olive oil for frying

    Method
    1. In a largish mixing bowl add in the cold water, 1/4 cup salt and honey mix very well until it has all dissolved (about 2 min).
    2. Add in the chicken
    3. Place a plate on top of the chicken to submerge the chicken in the brine. Cover with glad wrap and pop it in the fridge for 1hr.
    4. Take out the chicken and place it in a mixing bowl with the milk, mix and set aside for 15min
    5. Prepare the flour mixture buy mixing flour, salt, pepper, cayenne, ground onion and ground garlic
    6. Coat the chicken in the flour mix. Go nuts on each piece it should be drowned in flour and there should not be much flour left over. Shake off excess flour.
    7. Heat a pan on medium to high heat, add in a oil till there is about 1cm of oil in the pan (about 1 cup or so in a medium size pan (22cm)).
    Optional: Prepare side dishes
    8. Place the chicken in the pan using tongs cook for approx 3-4 min on each side until nice and golden.
    9. Serve and enjoy.



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    Variations:
    A. Add in 1 tablespoon of cumin to the flour mix
    B. Add in 1 tablespoon of dijon mustard to the milk and mix well
     
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2011
  2. kingjam

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    Looks good death.

    God I love fried chicken. :D

    There is a reason I weigh 25kg less than when I lived in Memphis....

    Gus's FTW.
     
  3. HUMMER

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    them mouthwatering photos that. stop it you guys. you are making me hungry. might give this recipe and get the wifey to cook me some chicken.
     
  4. mevereyn

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    Think I'll make this one, come Thursday. Or thereabouts.

    What is it with OCAU chicken recipes, lately? :p I just. Gotta. Steal them! :Pirate:

    Looks great, death. Hm, actually, any further ideas for what to have with it? I know a few things that might be good, but even so, more ideas = better. :)
     
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    death

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    Beleive it or not this dish is not that fatty. I cleaned off the fat from the chicken and the oil didnt soak much in because there are no breadcrumbs.

    If you want it even healthier you could just spray each side with olive oil and pop it in the oven for about 40min in a preheated oven set on 200-220 until its cooked.

    Chicken is my favorite type of meat and I suspect many others. Its cheap, easy, quick to prepare and very tasty.
    You can make this with beef just get some beef schnitzel meat from the butcher but i think chicken tastes better :D

    depends if you want to go healthy or not.

    Healthy:
    A vegie casserole such as this
    A home made salsa (scon had a receipe and picture somewhere search for his posts, I believe it was in glanst thread if I recall)

    A salad. I like to make the following dressing. Half avocado mashed with a fork, fresh lemon juice, finely chopped coriander or parsley olive oil, salt, pepper maybe a small garlic glove. Mix very well before mixing in the salad.

    Make it into a sandwich (healthy and non healthy)
    - Avocado, tomato, lettuce, red onion
    - Fried onion, cheese, bacon, egg
    - Avocado, sweet corn, tomato, cucumber
    - pickled cucumber, tomatoe, mustard
    - Use a dip like spring onion, then other toppings you like
    etc...

    Roast vegetables (a few people have had posts on thier fav combos etc..)

    Chips

    Chop them up and put in a salad

    Mashed potato (lots of butter a bit of salt, cream OR healthier version)
     
  6. mevereyn

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    Cheers mate. :thumbup: There's some good stuff right there.

    Give me time, I'll become an OCAU recipe addict... :D

    edit: Made this this evening, actually. Nom! :) Thanks again. Ended up just frying some veges I had lurking around - tomato, mushroom and capsicum basically. Lots of fried food, gotta be good for ya. ;)
     
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  7. sympozium

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    hmmm i might have to try this in the deep fryer
     
  8. Tekin

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    had this last night as an entree for a dinner party...absolutely fantastic!

    I cut the thighs into strips before frying them, and it was worried they would dry out, but brining for 2 hours before hand kept them beautifully moist.

    Ended up serving them with a dijonaise, and a spicy mayo dip and everyone loved them.

    Had to print your recipe off to give it to someone!
     
  9. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    I pretty much love any honey style chicken so I'll have to give this one a try soon :thumbup:
     
  10. mrs dan77

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    I was just thinking how delicious this would be and how I simply *had* to try it... until I remembered that my husband is allergic to honey! You would think that would be my first thought after all this time, but that chicken just looks so tasty!
    Maybe I could have a go with maple/golden syrup.
     
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    sure the maple sounds good.


    You can always make two batches just so you know which you prefer.
     
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    And that's the important bit! :lol:
    Might give this a go some time this week.
     
  13. mevereyn

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    Hm. Wonder if agave would work...?

    Anyhow. Next time I'll accompany this one properly. Great recipe, so it should be done right. A really nice salad, I think...
     

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