and nobody got hurt. I will confess that while I've fried my share of chicken fingers, boneless chicken breasts, and pork chops, I had never actually fried bone-in chicken. But, in my quest to improve myself as a cook, I felt the need to tackle it. So, I decided to start with my favorite piece of fried chicken: the drumstick. I bought a large package - 17 legs - and fried them all!! By the time I finished the first batch, the whole house smelled wonderful, like the days of my childhood when my Mama and Mema still fried their own chicken. After my success, my husband said that I'm no longer allowed to buy fried chicken from our local grocery store. Hmmm...what have I done?!?
Here's my large bowl of chicken legs. I rinsed them under cold water.
In a gallon-sized zippered storage bag, I added 1-1/2 cups of all-purpose flour, 1 tsp. paprika, 1 tsp. of my seasoning blend, 1/2 tsp. garlic powder, and a pinch of cayenne pepper. Even with the hot sauce and cayenne, this chicken wasn't spicy, just flavorful.
I coated the legs two at a time in the flour.
Fried chicken - done! Another item checked off the kitchen bucket list!