Oklahoma Fried Chicken
- 1 whole frying chicken cut into pieces
- 3 cups of flour
- 1 cup of cornmeal
- 1 tbs garlic powder
- 1 tbs onion powder
- 1 tbs paprika
- 1 tbs cayenne pepper
- kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper (1 tbs of each)
- 2 tsp of baking powder
- canola oil for frying
This is a version of fried chicken that gains it’s genesis in Central, Oklahoma. It uses a coating that is composed of flour, corn meal and other spices and is fried at a low heat (330 degrees) for 15 minutes which keeps the chicken moist on the inside but crispy on the outside.
- In a large bowl mix all the dried ingredients and mix very well.
- Wash and dry chicken and place in the flour mixture and cover well making sure all surfaces are completely covered.
- Chill the coated chicken for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
- In a deep fryer or large sauce pan with at least 4 cups of oil, heat until oil reaches 330 degrees and cook the chicken for 15 minutes.
- Do not over crowd pan. You may have to cook chicken in batches.
- Drain chicken on paper towels and serve hot.