Carolina Crispy Buttermilk Fried Chicken
60 mins (prep 60)
14 ingredients
6-8 servings
This chicken has a crispy outer coating and moist, melt in your mouth meat that is not greasy. This is the best fried chicken I have ever eaten. The sugar-and-salt-spiked whole-milk brine makes the chicken sweet and juicy; a mixture of buttermilk, flour, baking powder and baking soda yields an extra crisp crust. MAKE AHEAD: The chicken can be fried up to 4 hours ahead and reheated. WINE: A lively, fruity, low-tannin Beaujolais, such as the 2001 Georges Duboeuf Juliénas, has the fruit and acidity to contrast with the pleasantly sweet chicken. Recipe adapted from Dave Arnold's After Hours: Sundays at Seven.

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Serving Size (209.64 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 507.24 Calories from Fat 33.57
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3.73g 34.47%
Saturated Fat 1.71g 51.43%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 9.16mg 18.31%
Sodium 568.29mg 142.07%
Total Carbohydrate 103.65g 207.3%
Dietary Fiber 2.82 g 67.67%
Sugars 23.95 g %
Protein 13.4g 160.84%
Vitamin A 137.11IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 199.99mg% Iron 5.04mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
large eggs, sweet paprika, fresh ground pepper