How to make it

  • Chicken:
  • Place the chicken on a cutting board with the back facing up. Using a sturdy pair of kitchen shears, remove the backbone from the body. Halve the chicken lengthwise with a sturdy chef's knife, cutting through the sternum. Remove the thighs and drumsticks at the joints, as well as the wings. Cut each breast crosswise into thirds. You will have 12 pieces, not including the back (the back can be discarded or prepared with the rest of the chicken if you are hardcore).
  • Sprinkle the seasonings all over the chicken (all the fresh herbs should be finely chopped). Place in large ziplock bag and let "marinate" for at least a few hours (or overnight).
  • Heat the oil to 350 degrees F in a deep pot. Do not fill the pot more than 1/2 full with oil. Note: I used a Le Creuset enameled cast iron pot and it worked wonderfully as it kept the oil at a consistant heat.
  • In a medium size bowl, beat the eggs. Add desired amount of hot sauce.
  • Dip the seasoned chicken in the egg, and then coat well in the flour.
  • Place the chicken in the preheated oil and fry the chicken in the oil until brown and crisp. Dark meat takes longer than white meat. Approximate cooking time is 13 to 14 minutes for dark meat and 8 to 10 minutes for white meat.
  • Coleslaw:
  • Combine mayonnaise, lemon juice, sugar, salt and pepper in large bowl. Stir in cabbage, carrots and green pepper. Chill for at least an hour.
  • Note: I fried my chicken ahead of time so when it was time for dinner I just reheated pieces in the oven at 350 for about 15 minutes.

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    " It was excellent "
    homecook67 ate it and said...
    I love the Cole slaw! Been making it for years. I don't use red cabbage or green peppers though. I also use 2-3 packs of equal instead of sugar
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  • joe1155 9 years ago
    Although I find the idea of being possessed by Paula Deen REALLY scary, this recipe sounds excellent. Not super sweet, but still creamy and a nice combination of vegetables.
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    " It was excellent "
    juels ate it and said...
    This looks and sounds like a major comfort food! Love the coleslaw here too!
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    " It was excellent "
    bluewaterandsand ate it and said...
    This recipe would make Paula, smile. I know what you are saying, you just got that hankering for some good old fried chicken,like Paula would cook up. Its a southern thang. You did good.
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  • krumkake 10 years ago
    Looks like I missed some of your posts...this one is making my mouth water - again! I quite certain Paula would love your fried chicken - ya got any deep fried candy bars to go with it?
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  • conner909 10 years ago
    I'm always looking for a good fried chicken recipe. I make it about once a year and I'm usually not satisfied with my own. I'll bookmark this one for the next time I try...LOL! I recently purchased Ina Garten's book, "Back to Basics" and have to say she's one of my favorite Food Network cooks as well as Tyler Florence. Haven't got time tonight to check out your newly posted recipes, but will soon...just wanted,really, to stop by and say hello! More later.
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  • luisascatering 10 years ago
    This isn't Paula's recipe, it's mine :-)
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    " It was excellent "
    midgelet ate it and said...
    yes, I love Paula Deen's recipes!GREAT PSOT
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    " It was excellent "
    lacrenshaw ate it and said...
    Mmm Mmm Mmm GOOD, Luisa! My thanks and my five.
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    " It was excellent "
    chefmeow ate it and said...
    I am a huge fan of Paul Deen as well. This sounds great. Will be maing for sure. You have my 5.
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