Jalapeno Fried Chicken

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There’s a very spicy flavor to this jalapeno fried chicken recipe. Marinating the jalapeno makes the meat juicy and spicy. And mixed with the addition of cayenne pepper adds a crunch to itself. It’s always spicy, and that’s true yum in our book. This is a memorable alternative to the traditional fried chicken recipe for summer barbecues and family gatherings.

Want less heat? Reduce the cayenne powder to the flour mixture or eliminate it completely. That will make the jalapeno brine the source of heat. Alternatively, you can use young bell peppers instead of cayenne pepper. It’s common on spice racks, so it’s a quick fix option if the heat of the cayenne is an issue. We do not recommend using smoked paprika or smoked chips here. Because smoke can really change the flavor of this recipe.

If you are looking for a delicious, spicy dish to complement your jalapeno fried chicken, this is the place to go. Try our jalapeno fried eggs or these spicy pickles. Both have a spicy taste that goes well with fried chicken. Or eat this chicken with potato salad to cool off the smoke.

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Jalapeno Fried Chicken

Jalapeno Fried Chicken

spicy bread and meat

Preparation time 6 hours 30 minutes

Cooking time 30 minutes

total time 7 hours

Servings 4 servings

Calories 1311 kcal

To fry:

  • 8 boneless chicken breast legs and/or thighs
  • 8 cups vegetable oil
  • 4 cups buttermilk
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon salt

Roast the jalapenos until charred.

spicy marinated chicken

  • Bring water to a boil in a pot and reduce the boiling point. Add burnt jalapeno, garlic, pepper, honey and salt; saute for 1 to 2 minutes, then remove the syrup mixture from the heat and let it cool to room temperature.

  • Put the chicken in an airtight container. Then soak the chicken in salted water. Cover the container tightly and place in the refrigerator overnight (6 to 8 hours).

Fried Chicken with Spicy Bread

  • Remove the chicken from the brine and let it dry naturally.

  • In a bowl combine flour, ground pepper, salt and pepper and mix well.

  • Pour the buttermilk into a separate bowl.

  • In a large saucepan, pour the oil (make sure there’s enough room so it doesn’t splatter), then heat the oil to 320 degrees F.

  • Dip each chicken piece into the flour mixture, dip in the buttermilk, then roll the chicken again in the flour mixture.

  • Put the chicken in the oil. (You will need several batches) and fry for 12 to 15 minutes.

  • Remove the fried chicken from the oil, place on a plate lined with absorbent paper to absorb the oil. Immediately add salt and pepper to the chicken. Repeat the last three steps until the chicken is all fried.

Calories: 1311kcal Carbohydrates: 97g Protein: 66g Fat: 74g Saturated Fat: 46g Cholesterol: 171mg Sodium: 9144mg Potassium: 1054mg Fiber: 4g Sugar: 21gVitamin A: 1715IUVitamin C: 11.1mg Calcium: 361mg Iron: 6.8mg

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