Fried chicken is a staple of the southern cooks’ repertoire and you have to have a good fried chicken recipe to be a southern cook. Sunday afternoon meals, church potlucks, picnics and on and on I could go. I’m sure there are more fried chicken recipes out there than we can count but when you lay your lips on some good fried chicken, you won’t soon forget it. This fried chicken recipe utilizes a brine to season the meat to the bone.
If you’ve never brined meat before don’t let that stop you. It’s a very simple process and this really is an easy recipe to make. A basic brine consists of water and salt. I’ve added a couple more ingredients which are buttermilk and sugar. I used a whole chicken for the recipe but feel free to substitute a whole chicken for your favorite parts. Mine are the drumsticks but use thighs, wings, breast or whatever puts a smile on your face.