Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Buffy Hargett
Hands-on Time
23 Mins
Total Time
1 Hour 33 Mins
Yield
Makes 6 servings

Southern pecans and Cajun seasoning give this fried chicken its Southern accent.

How to Make It

Step 1

Place chicken and buttermilk in a large zip-top plastic freezer bag. Seal and chill 1 hour. Remove chicken from buttermilk, discarding buttermilk.

Step 2

Combine pecans and next 4 ingredients in a shallow bowl. Dip chicken in eggs; dredge in pecan mixture, shaking off excess. Arrange on a baking sheet. Pour oil to depth of 1 1/2 inches into a cast-iron Dutch oven or 12-inch (2 1/4-inch-deep) cast-iron skillet; heat to 350°. Fry chicken, in batches, 2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown and chicken flakes with a fork. Drain on a wire rack over paper towels. Serve with Pickled Okra Salsa.

Step 3

Note: We tested with Zatarain's Creole Seasoning.

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