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Heavy Batter Southern Fried Chicken with Garlic

This delicious fried chicken recipe is easy to make and a bit different from the others because garlic powder is used to give extra flavor. The chicken is first soaked in milk to make it tender. You can soak it overnight if you want to, for extra flavor, but an hour is fine too, if that is all the time you have before you want to eat.

Chunks of butter are added to the pan for the chicken to absorb. For the richest, most indulgent southern fried chicken recipe, give this one a try. Drain the chicken on kitchen towel when it is ready and then on a wire rack until it is cool enough to eat. This is mouthwatering southern fried chicken, which is soaked in milk, heavily battered, seasoned with a hint of garlic flavor and fried golden brown and crispy. Even the description sounds amazing and the finished fried chicken recipe is guaranteed to tantalize your taste buds and delight all your senses.

This southern batter fried chicken is perfect for any occasion, whether you are looking for a simple idea for dinner, whether you have some friends over or maybe you just have a fried chicken craving and you fancy a juicy portion of delicious, home-cooked fried chicken in a crispy, garlic-flavored batter. Any occasion is a great occasion for making southern batter fried chicken.

Southern Batter Fried Chicken
Summary: Crispy fried chicken makes the most fantastic comfort food. This recipe uses a heavy batter flavored with garlic to provide the most wonderful and crunchy coating.
Cuisine: American
Recipe type: Main
Serves: 8
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  • 3 ½ lb fryer chicken
  • 12 fl oz milk
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 1 stick butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • ¾ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • Shortening, for frying
  1. Cut the chicken into pieces.
  2. Beat the milk with the eggs.
  3. Add the chicken pieces to the milk and egg mixture and leave it in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 hours.
  4. Combine the flour, salt, garlic powder and pepper in a big plastic bag.
  5. Melt enough shortening in a skillet to get it an inch deep.
  6. Put the chicken pieces in the bag with the flour mixture and shake them to coat.
  7. Add them to the hot shortening, then chop the butter and add the pieces to the pan.
  8. Cover the pan and cook the chicken pieces over a medium heat until they are cooked through.
  9. Take the lid off 10 minutes before the end of the cooking time so the chicken can get crispy.

Photo Description:

As the chicken cooks the heavy batter turns crispy and golden brown. Giving the batter a gentle hint of garlic powder is enough to add an extra flavor dimension to the southern batter fried chicken and make it even more delicious. Chicken can be pan-fried, oven fried or deep fried but sometimes it is nice to fry your chicken in hot oil, for the crispiest and most wonderful fried chicken results. This type of frying makes the batter extra crunchy while keeping the chicken inside tender, moist and truly succulent.

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