Southern fried chicken is a crowd-pleaser and it seems quite simple to make it. Paula Deen shares her famous southern fried chicken recipe on YouTube, and I thought it would be complicated. However, Paula just seasons her chicken, toss it in flour, and fry it. I’ve always seasoned my flour, but she doesn’t which I found was a nice tip to try. I didn’t realize how convenient a thermometer is when it comes to cooking meat, but it comes in handy and safe. I love how she marinates the chicken in hot red pepper sauce because I love spicy food. I never thought about letting the chicken soak in hot sauce. One tip that Paula included in this video that was helpful: dark meat cooks longer than white meat and for about 14-15 minutes. Also, it depends on the size of your chicken.
- Paula Deen’s House Seasoning
- 2 1/2 lbs cut into pieces chicken
- 2 cups self-rising flour
- 1 cup hot red pepper sauce
- 3 eggs
First, heat the oil to 350 °F in a deep pot. Do not fill the pot more than 1/2 full of oil. In a medium-size bowl, beat the eggs. Add enough hot sauce so the egg mixture is bright orange and season the chicken with Paula Deen’s House Seasoning.
Next, dip the seasoned chicken in the egg, and then coat well in the flour. Fry the chicken in the oil until they’re golden brown.
Overall, Paula Deen is a sweet lady to watch, and one of the queens in southern cooking. She’s so bubbly and entertaining to watch. These quarantine cooking series are still going on, and she makes her video so raw without edits. Paula is so funny, and I laughed when she said “Nobody likes medium-rare chicken.”