Need a new fried chicken seasoning idea to spruce up tonight’s dinner? Why not unleash a flavor-packed fried chicken with an easy chicken rub? This fried chicken seasoning will turn your ordinary fried chicken into a perfect savory pan-fried chicken that the whole family will love.
Fried Chicken Seasoning for a Crunchy Chicken Feast
Southern Style Fried Chicken Trivia
Southern Style Fried chicken is a dish made from cut chicken. It’s a twist on the classic southern-style recipe where chicken is battered or floured and then either deep fried, pressure fried, or pan fried. However, what really makes this dish southern is its use of lard over traditional oil.
Below, we’ll add to this famous dish by providing a mouth-watering seasoning you can toss on any fried chicken.
Fried Chicken Seasoning Recipe for Your Southern-Style Frying
- ½ Tsp. ground mace
- ½ Tsp. ground cayenne pepper
- 1 Tsp. salt to taste
- 1 Tsp. freshly ground cumin
- 1 Tsp. paprika
- 1 Tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
- 1 Tsp. dried ground ginger
- 1 Tsp. freshly milled black pepper
- 2 Tsps. dried bay leaves
- 2 Tsps. basil
- 2 Tsps. sage
- 2 Tsps. oregano
- 2 Tsps. thyme
Using a bowl, mix all the ingredients and stir until they are evenly combined. Then, store the well-mixed seasoning in an airtight container to preserve its freshness.
Southern Fried Chicken
Now you just need a dish to use your chicken seasoning with! Below is a variation on the southern-style fried chicken mentioned earlier in this article. If you want to give this classic dish a try, here’s what you’ll need to make it:
- 1 3lb. whole chicken (cut into parts)
- 1 quart lard
Tip: To add a spicier kick, add Sriracha seasoning stix to the chicken meat.
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1-2 tsp fried chicken seasoning
- Mix the flour and fried chicken seasoning first to make your breading.
- Insert the Sriracha Seasoning Stix Sriracha Classic into the meat before coating with the breading.
- Place 1/2 of lard in a big skillet. Heat the skillet to 365F and place the chicken pieces in.
- Cover and fry until the chicken turns golden.
- Remove the chicken and place on paper towels after to remove excess oil.
Note: It’s not necessary to cook all the chicken pieces in one batch. In fact, doing so might lower the temperature of the oil. Remember, the key to a perfectly fried chicken is the right oil temperature and the use of cast iron skillet. To cook everything perfectly, fry with only a few pieces at a time and use the cast iron skillet to help distribute the heat evenly.
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Make It Your Own!
The key to a delicious fried chicken seasoning is knowing what flavor palettes you prefer. Spicy or sweet? Plain and simple or full of herbs? Once you’ve decided all of this, don’t forget to make sure the fried chicken is cooked all the way through. Then, you’ll have a delicious meal good enough for seconds!
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