Today I'm sharing another savory recipe! I usually try to share a new post in my Something Savory series once a month, but I'm back for a second recipe this month. A couple weeks ago, I shared a copycat recipe for The Cheesecake Factory's Cajun Jambalaya Pasta. Today, I'm going in a totally different direction - fried chicken!
I grew up in the South, fried chicken was a staple at church functions and family dinners. There are many different ways to make fried chicken, but my mom's way is definitely my favorite. I prefer her chicken to that certain KY chain restaurant. My mom's always makes her chicken in an electric skillet. I haven't tried to make it that way, I'm pretty sure it wouldn't be as good as her. My husband and I, though, decided to try our attempt at deep frying chicken.
As with many of my savory recipes, we were inspired by Food Network. (Who says watching TV is a waste?) We watch a ton of Food Network and always learn a lot! Last Saturday, we happened to catch Tyler Florence on the Barefoot Contessa. Among several things, he was making some deep fried chicken. It was dredged in a spicy flour mixture, and just looked so good! It looked so delicious we decided it was finally time to buy a dutch oven and try our hand at deep frying. We bought a cast iron dutch oven, it worked great!