Even though F is for Fried Chicken a la Antonio, trust me, this man’s fried chicken is straight A’s at a barbecue or hockey viewing party!
It’s awesome to have friends that no matter how long you haven’t seen each other when you walk through their door it’s just like you saw them yesterday. We’ve been blessed with friends like that and I truly appreciate it.
Little did we know when the new family moved in two doors down that our girls would become best of friends and we would continue to enjoy holidays and visits 30 years (and 12 children later). Even after they moved 1200 miles away (and to a different country, yes just our neighbor the U.S. but there is a border to cross) our girls continue to visit through texts, calls, and social media. (I’m not leaving their boy out of the mix but mothers of girls will understand what I mean about best friends and talking to each other through tough pregnancies and colic!)
And you’re wondering what this has to do with fried chicken, right? Well it just so happens that we were visiting our friends in Las Vegas during the week of Memorial Day while the Vegas Golden Nights were on their run for the Stanley Cup (hockey for those who aren’t sure what I’m talking about) and they hosted viewing parties for family (and some of us who are almost family) while we were there.
Monday was barbecue (delicious) and Wednesday was fried chicken.
Antonio says his secret is seasoning the meat before tossing it into the flour. Says it gets right into the chicken this way. Here’s his “recipe”.
Mix together and rub on the chicken pieces.
Toss into flour in a ziplock bag (saves on clean up).
Fry in deep fat until done (160º in the thickest part with a thermometer).
Simple enough but oh how delicious.
He also does hot wings by adding Frank’s to the spice mix and again rubbing on the meat before tossing in the flour. They were spicy but good too.
I have to admit I rarely deep fry in my house but I do fry chicken in a cast iron skillet. I simply add enough oil to cover the chicken pieces halfway up and turn them once that side is done so you can easily do that too if you don’t have a fryer.
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