How to Make Crispy Spicy Fried Chicken

YES. I’m so excited for this recipe, guys: crispy, spicy fried chicken just like my Southern grandma used to make. Divas Can Cook is demonstrating the delicious recipe for us, and she’s doing it the old-fashioned way— a.k.a. the RIGHT way. She’s covering the chicken in tons of delicious spices, she’s shaking it up in a paper bag, she’s using flour and egg to fry it to crispy perfection, and she’s making me hungry! Check it out, then treat yourself to a spicy and special dinner.

You’ll Need

–3 pounds fresh, whole chicken, cut
–3 cups self-rising flour
–Peanut oil or shortening, for frying
–Cajun seasoning, for sprinkling (optional)
Brine
–1/2 gallon buttermilk
–4 cloves garlic, crushed
–1/2 white onion, sliced
–1/2 cup hot sauce
–3 tablespoons salt (optional, but recommended)
Seasoning Blend
–1 tablespoon sugar
–1 tablespoon salt
–1 tablespoon black pepper
–1 tablespoon onion powder
–1 tablespoon cayenne
–1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
–1 tablespoon paprika
–1 tablespoon garlic powder
–1 tablespoon poultry seasoning
–1 teaspoon celery salt
–1 teaspoon smoked salt
–1/2 tablespoon chili powder
Egg Mixture
–3 eggs
–1/4 cup water
–1/2 cup hot sauce
–1 teaspoon garlic powder

SO good! The best part is that you can adjust the seasoning to be as spicy or as mild as you want, and include your favorite spices instead! I’m going to be trying this recipe with some Old Bay mixed in there for sure. Get your printable copy of the recipe over on the Divas Can Cook site, then tell us what spices YOUR favorite spicy and crispy fried chicken would include!