My Fried and Baked Spicy Chicken

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Author Notes: We have always loved fried chicken but I have never loved standing over a frying pan for any length of time and then worrying if the chicken was actually done. When the 3 kids were about 3 and 5 (yes, I have a set of twins!) and began liking bone-in chicken, I developed this recipe that requires little frying time and a relatively long baking time. Tom and I like it spicy and the kids soon developed a taste for it also. At first I used a hot and spicy chicken coating from the Oakgrove Smokehouse Company out of Louisiana and then later made my own. This recipe can be doubled or tripled for a crowd and is often on the menu for family get togethers. It can be made ahead and served cold or at room temperature .Yesterday as I was pondering which recipe I would submit ( my meat sauce or the chicken) I got a call from daughter Jessa. She was making this chicken and wanted to double check the baking time. She was making it for her 3 kids...that's when I knew...
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Makes 6 pieces

  • 6 skin on, bone in chicken thighs or drums
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 heaping tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
  • 2 eggs, beaten with 1/4 cup water
  • Enough vegetable or peanut oil to fill a large frying pan to a depth of about 3/4 inch
  1. Combine the flour, cayenne, salt, black pepper and celery salt in a shallow bowl.
  2. Place the beaten egg and water in a separate shallow bowl.
  3. Coat the chicken pieces with the flour, shaking off any excess.
  4. Place the chicken in the egg wash and then back into the seasoned flour.
  5. Heat the oil until almost smoking and then brown the chicken pieces for 3 to 5 minutes on each side until golden.
  6. Place the pieces skin side up on a rack set in a rimmed baking sheet or dish.
  7. Bake uncovered at 325F for 30 minutes. Raise the oven temp to 350F and bake 15 minutes more.
  8. Serve warm, cold or at room temperature depending on your gathering.
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4 months ago plainhomecook

Tonight's dinner party was "let's pretend it's summer." We've had a hard winter and a cold spring, and we're ready, though the weather is not. I cut the spice in half because it seemed a bit too much for my heat-averse husband, and took Abbie's advice and bathed in buttermilk and garlic first. Best fried chicken I've had since moving north. Thank you Pat.

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4 months ago inpatskitchen

Thanks! It is good fried chicken....hope you're warming up!

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8 months ago aargersi

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I have my chicken in a buttermilk and garlic bath right now - and am making this tonight! I somehow missed its first time around but so excited to try it!!

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8 months ago inpatskitchen

The marinade sounds wonderful! Sure hope you enjoy the spicy chicken!

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8 months ago aargersi

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OMG - SO GOOD! I will be doing this forever more. I ate two huge pieces it was so crunchy and tender and delicious. Everyone needs to make this.

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8 months ago inpatskitchen

Yay! So happy you liked! It's the only way I "fry" chicken anymore!

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about 3 years ago Marcella

This recipe is fantastic! It took the question of "is it done" out of the equation and resulted in the most moist and tender fried chicken ever. This is a definite keeper. Thanks for the innovation.

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about 3 years ago inpatskitchen

Thank YOU Marcella...I'm so glad you enjoyed it...it's been a family favorite for years!

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about 3 years ago inpatskitchen

sdebrango: So happy you liked the chicken...It really is one of our favorites and I'll bet adding the Tabasco to the egg took it to a new level..I'll do it next time I make it..Thanks!!

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over 3 years ago sdebrango

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I am making this for dinner tonight, thinking of adding a drop of tabasco to the egg what do you think?

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over 3 years ago inpatskitchen

Sounds great!!

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over 3 years ago sdebrango

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Love fried chicken and love that this can be finished in the oven I am fried chicken challenged never turns out quite right. I have to try your recipe. Sounds delish!!

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over 3 years ago inpatskitchen

I totally am with you sdebrango...I always worry that it's never done. This really solves the problem. We did this for Memorial Day with some ribs and everyone enjoyed even with room temp chicken.

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over 3 years ago sdebrango

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I am terrified that its not done had one mishap before and have been hesitant to try again. I also have a problem with the chicken not being spiced quite right bland. This is such a great recipe i took some chicken out of the freezer am going to make it this weekend. Thanks.

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over 3 years ago inpatskitchen

Please let me know how you like it!

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over 3 years ago sdebrango

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Absolutely!

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about 3 years ago sdebrango

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This is the best recipe ever for fried chicken. Made it today and its so so good. The chicken was cooked thru, the crust was intact and crunchy. The cayanne and I added a drop of tabasco to the egg gave the chicken an edge. Thank you so much thoroughly enjoyed it.

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over 3 years ago lorigoldsby

I was thinking the same thing as lapadia...gingerroot's potato salad with the lemony mayo and this chicken, where is that checkered tablecloth? (and summer?!!) I love how everyone is deciding because the kids are chiming in with their requests...we do see our legacies a little sooner than most because our children "get it", that sharing a meal is sharing oneself and one of the easiest ways to show someone you love them.

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over 3 years ago inpatskitchen

So true, lorigoldsby..

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over 3 years ago lapadia

Yum, fried chicken and gingerroot's potato salad will be great with it! I'm dreaming of summer sun and picnics :)

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over 3 years ago inpatskitchen

I'm thinking of Not waiting for the next family gathering!! Maybe this weekend...

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over 3 years ago inpatskitchen

Thank you gingeroot! My mom was an excellent cook, but fried chicken was not one of her specialties ( a trip to KFC was... haha). I really look forward to making your potato salad with this at our next family gathering.

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over 3 years ago gingerroot

Yum! I have a special place in my heart for fried chicken, even if I don't eat it very often. Growing up, it was one of my mom's specialties. Your recipe reminds me of hers, except yours has more of a kick with the cayenne, which I love.