Monday, September 17, 2012


"Man Catching" Fried Chicken is sure to get rave reviews at
your next tailgate. Photo Courtesy of Southern Living.
Add this tailgate staple to your short list of recipes to make for the game this's to-die-for! Straight from the September 2012 issue of Southern Living, may I present to you some of THE best fried chicken that has ever graced my taste buds.

"Man Catching" Fried Chicken with Honey-Pecan Glaze 
Makes 6 to 8 servings
Prep: 40 min., Chill: 1 hr., Cook: 45 min.

Game Plan: If you're traveling, fry the night before the game and enjoy cold.

4 1/2 pounds chicken pieces (breast, drumsticks, and thighs)
2 cups buttermilk
1 large egg
Vegetable oil
2 cups self-rising flour
1 tablespoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup plus 2 1/2 Tbsp. honey
1/2 cup pecans, coarsely chopped
Place chicken pieces in a 13- x 9-inch baking dish. Whisk together buttermilk and egg until blended; pour over chicken. Cover and chill 1 to 8 hours, turning chicken after 30 minutes.

Pour vegetable oil to depth of 1 1/2 inches into a cast-iron Dutch oven; heat over medium heat to 340°. Whisk together flour, salt, ground red pepper, garlic powder, and ground black pepper in a shallow dish. Dredge chicken in flour mixture, shaking off excess. Fry chicken, in 2 batches, in hot oil 20 to 22 minutes or until done, turning occasionally. Drain on a wire rack over paper towels. Place on a wire rack in a jelly-roll pan, and keep warm in a 200° oven.

Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat; whisk in honey until blended. Stir in pecans; bring mixture to a boil, whisking often. Reduce heat to low, and cook, stirring occasionally, 8 to 10 minutes or until slightly thickened. Drizzle over chicken, and serve immediately.
Recipe Courtesy of Southern Living.


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