Finger Lickin Fried Smoked ChickenFrom choclytcandy 8 years ago
- 3 1/2 to 4 pounds chicken parts shopping list
- buttermilk, enough to cover, approx 3 cups shopping list
- 1 1/2 tbs Tabasco or other hot pepper sauce shopping list
- 2 to 3 tsp salt, either kosher or sea salt shopping list
- 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper shopping list
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour shopping list
- 1 1/2 pounds solid shortening (3 cups) shopping list
- 3 tbs bacon drippings shopping list
How to make it
- At least 3 to 12 hours before you plan to barbecue, place the chicken in a shallow dish.
- Pour buttermilk and Tabasco over the chicken. Turn the chicken in buttermilk to coat it well. Cover and refrigerate, turning at least 4 times during this time.
- Prepare the smoker for barbecuing, bringing the temperature to 200 degrees to 220 degrees.
- Drain the chicken, reserving the marinade in the refrigerator. Allow the chicken to stand at room temperature for about 20 minutes.
- Transfer the chicken to the smoker and cook for 35-45 minutes, long enough to give the bird some smoky flavor but only cook it partially.
- Return the chicken to the buttermilk bath.
- Pour the flour into a medium-size brown paper sack and sprinkle with the salt and pepper (and any other seasoning you want to add).
- In a 10-inch to 12-inch cast-iron skillet, melt the shortening and bacon drippings over high heat. When small bubbles form on the surface, reduce the heat to medium-high. Drain each piece of chicken and drop them into the bag of seasoned flour. Shake well to coat.
- Lower each piece gently into the skillet skin-side down. Arrange the chicken so that all pieces fit snugly together, although they should not stick to each other.
- Reduce the heat to medium and cover the skillet. Fry the chicken for 10-11 minutes.
- Reduce the heat to medium-low, uncover the chicken and turn it over.
- Fry, uncovered for another 10-11 minutes.
- The chicken will be a rich mahogany brown and should be cooked through and tender inside.
- Cut into a test piece first, cooking an additional minute or two if needed.
- Remove the chicken, drain it , and serve piping hot.
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