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A Touch of Garlic Marinated and Battered Fried Chicken

This southern fried chicken recipe uses a marinade and a coating for a real gourmet finish. Butter, garlic and Old Bay seasoning are used for the marinade. Old Bay seasoning is made with celery, bay leaves, mustard, ginger and red pepper amongst other ingredients and it gives this fried chicken recipe a real kick.

The coating for this fried chicken is made from similar ingredients. The coated chicken needs to refrigerate for several hours to really let the seasonings and flavors seep through. If you are looking for a southern fried chicken which is both tasty and spicy, this one will delight your palate for sure.

Garlic Marinated and Batter Dipped Garlic Coating

The Old Bay, buttermilk and garlic marinade gives the chicken a lovely tang and the buttermilk also softens the texture of the chicken. Although chicken does not need to be tenderized as such (like tough beef does) softening the texture does make it very nice, so it is worth using the marinade. After being marinated, the chicken is coated in the batter mix and then you fry it until it is cooked through on the inside and crispy and golden brown on the outside.

The chicken can be served with any side dishes you and your family happen to like. How does cool and creamy homemade potato salad sound to you, or homemade coleslaw? If you would prefer a hot side dish them fries are always good, or potato wedges. This makes a fabulous meal, whether you are making it on a busy weeknight or making it as a weekend treat for the whole family.

Southern Fried Garlic Chicken
Summary: Chicken is marinated in a tasty buttermilk mixture before being coated and finally fried to crispy perfection. An extra-special fried chicken recipe which the whole family is sure to love.
Cuisine: American
Recipe type: Main
Serves: 6
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  • 12 chicken pieces, no skin
  • Oil, shortening or lard, for deep frying
For the Coating:
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons Old Bay seasoning
For the Marinade:
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 ½ cups buttermilk
  • 8 minced garlic cloves
  1. Combine the Old Bay seasoning, garlic, buttermilk and salt to make the marinade and process this mixture in a food processor until smooth.
  2. Put the chicken in a big Ziploc bag, and then pour in the marinade.
  3. Seal the bag and leave it in the refrigerator overnight.
  4. Mix the flour, black pepper, garlic powder, salt and Old Bay seasoning together to make the coating.
  5. Take the chicken out of the marinade, one piece at once, and dredge it in the flour mixture.
  6. Refrigerate the coated chicken for 2 hours.
  7. Heat the oil, shortening or lard in a big skillet over a medium heat until it melts.
  8. It should be ½ inch deep.
  9. When the fat reaches 350 degrees F, add the chicken and fry until it is cooked through and evenly golden brown.
  10. This should take about 10 minutes per side.

Photo Description:

Double treatments give this fried chicken recipe a special flavor that is delightful. Marinades for chicken recipe are common and this one combines marinating the chicken with a wonderful fried chicken batter for a special treat. The combination treatment of marinating the chicken first then applying a taste batter to the chicken gives this recipe a lot of depth of flavor that chicken which doesn’t get this same treatment lacks that is not necessarily bad just a little more one dimensional taste.

Picture, recipes and/or content upgraded and edited: 04-11-16

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