Saturday, April 25, 2009

Paula's Southern Fried Chicken Legs

Every week while planning my menu I ask all the kids if there's something they want me to make for dinner the next week. Makayla always names a candy, which I quickly veto, and Sophie always says she wants chicken bones. Well this week I finally gave in and made her chicken bones :) I've used this recipe several times to fry chicken. It's Paula Deens, so you know it's awesome. I've never made a Paula recipe I didn't enjoy. For some reason this didn't turn out as pretty as it usually does. The breading wanted to fall off and I've never had that problem before. It still tasted amazing though and it made Sophie one happy little camper! If you haven't already, you must try Paula's fried chicken. It's very easy and you won't be disappointed.

PAULA'S SOUTHERN FRIED CHICKEN LEGS
Paula Deen’s House Seasoning
2 1/2 lb chicken, cut into pieces
2 cup self-rising flour
1 cup hot red pepper sauce
3 eggs

Heat the oil to 350 degrees in a deep pot. Do not fill the pot more than 1/2 full with oil.
In a medium size bowl, beat the eggs. Add enough hot sauce so the egg mixture is bright orange (about 1 cup). Season the chicken with the House Seasoning. Dip the seasoned chicken in the egg, and then coat well in the flour. Place the chicken in the preheated oil and fry the chicken in the oil until brown and crisp. Dark meat takes longer than white meat. Approximate cooking time is 13 to 14 minutes for dark meat and 8 to 10 minutes for white meat.

15 comments:

the ungourmet said...

I haven't ever tried adding hot sauce. Great idea! These sound very yummy!

Happy Weekend to you!

Rachel said...

I only recently made fried chicken for the first time and loved it--I'll have to give this recipe a try! My husband would love the fact that it has hot sauce in it...does that make it noticeably spicy or is it more of a subtle "hint" of spice?

Heidi said...

Rachel- The hot sauce gives it a nice flavor without making it spicy. You could never guess you used hot sauce in it, let alone a whole cup! I was afraid it would be to spicy for the kids the first time I made it, but it isn't at all.

Mary at My New 30 said...

LOL Chicken Bones!! I love that! Next time I'm gonna ask my Hubs if he wants some Chicken Bones for dinner and see what he says LOL. The leg is like my most favorite part of the chicken anyway and to me it's so much easier than doing the whole chicken since white and dark cook at different temps and it's hard to coordinate it all. WooooWeeeeee that's some hot sauce goin' on there! It sure looks really delicious!!

Have a great weekend!

Julie said...

Looks awesome...noting liked some good ol' fried chicken! My little guy likes the "bones" best too.

Coleen's Recipes said...

I love Paula Deens recipes too. In my experience, if you flour first before dipping in the egg and then again in the flour, the "batter" will stay on the chicken better.

teresa said...

I'm a HUGE Paula fan. I just think her food is so accessible. This looks fantastic, fried chicken is always a winner!

Jenn said...

You can't resist fried chicken legs!!! And if it's Paula Deen, then well there's no question it'l be good. It's cute your daughter calls it chicken bones. LOL.

Donna-FFW said...

Oh these look they could so hit the spot right about now..

Mommy's Kitchen said...

Heidi those turned out really good. Of course if they are Ms. Paula's Chicken Legs they gotta be good. I have been trying to get the pics up from our paula deen event, I have been crazy busy I am shooting for tomorrow.

shweetpotato said...

ok, I have a whole big bag of frozen legs in the freezer, this looks like a winner :D

Norah said...

Those look mighty tasty. I don't like chicken legs but you've got me thinking about them.

shweetpotato said...

My legs are defrosting right now for these yummo

Leslie said...

Paula has never done me wrong!!!

shweetpotato said...

Did my legs tonight, very yummy but hubby was looking for hot hehe, I think maybe a little red pepper in the flour might be just the thing next time hehe.. they went fast :D Thanks so much. had to blog about them :D Carm