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Pickle-Brined Fried Chicken
Pickle-Brined Fried Chicken

Pickle-Brined Fried Chicken

4 Hr(s) 55 Min(s)
55 Min(s) Prep
4 Hr(s) Cook
Use two cups of juice from a jar of CLAUSSEN Pickles to make this Pickle-Brined Fried Chicken. Brining chicken before cooking it helps it stay moist during the cooking process. Serve Pickle-Brined Fried Chicken with coleslaw and your favorite potato salad.
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6 servings
Original recipe yields 6 servings
1 broiler-fryer chicken (4 lb.), cut into pieces
2 qt. (8 cups) oil
3/4 cup cornstarch
1/2 tsp. each black pepper and garlic powder
1/4 tsp. ground red pepper (cayenne)
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Pour pickle juice over chicken in resealable plastic bag. Seal bag. Refrigerate 4 hours to marinate, turning bag occasionally.
Heat oil to 360°F in Dutch oven on medium heat. Meanwhile, remove chicken from marinade; discard bag and marinade. Pat chicken pieces dry with paper towels.
Combine remaining ingredients in separate large resealable plastic bag. Add 1 chicken piece; close bag, then shake gently to evenly coat chicken with cornstarch mixture. Remove chicken from bag; shake gently to remove excess cornstarch mixture. Place chicken on baking sheet. Repeat with remaining chicken, 1 piece at a time, placing all pieces in single layer on baking sheet.
Place 4 similar-sized chicken pieces in hot oil; cook 10 min., adjusting heat as necessary to prevent chicken from becoming too brown. (The oil should be bubbling steadily.)
Turn chicken pieces; cook additional 4 min. or until done (180°F).
Remove chicken from oil; drain on wire rack set over rimmed baking sheet, then transfer to separate baking sheet and place in 200°F oven to keep warm until ready to serve. Meanwhile, cook remaining chicken pieces.
Kitchen Tips
Tip 1
How to Use the Pickles
After draining the pickles for the juice needed to prepare this delicious chicken recipe, refrigerate the pickles in airtight container up to 5 days before using to prepare our KOOL-AID Pickles
Tip 2
Serving Suggestion
Balance this special-occasion entrée with smart side dishes. For example, choose a mixed green salad and hot steamed vegetable
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 51.00g
Saturated Fat 10.00g
Trans Fat 0.00g
Cholesterol 110.00mg
Sodium 280.00mg
Total Carbohydrates 2.00g
Dietary Fibers 0.00g
Sugars 0.00g
Protein 28.00g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
6 servings
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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