Y’all ready for some seriously delicious and finger-licking good food? Introducing Crispy Cajun Fried Chicken, served with a side of Schwartz Extra Spicy Cajun Seasoning because we like our food with a little kick of heat!
What You’ll Need:
- 5-6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 2 cups buttermilk
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 tablespoon black pepper
- 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
- Vegetable oil, for frying
Step 1: In a large bowl, mix together the buttermilk and all the spices (salt, black pepper, smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder and cayenne pepper). Add the chicken to the bowl, making sure all the pieces are coated well. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour (the longer the better).
Step 2: Grind the Schwartz Extra Spicy Cajun Seasoning in a mortar and pestle or use a spice grinder. This will ensure that the seasoning is finely ground and evenly distributed on the chicken.
Step 3: In another bowl, mix together the flour and the ground Schwartz Extra Spicy Cajun Seasoning.
Step 4: Heat about 2 inches of vegetable oil in a heavy-bottomed pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. You want the oil to reach a temperature of 350°F.
Step 5: Take the chicken out of the buttermilk mixture, shaking off any excess, and coat each piece of chicken in the flour mixture, making sure it’s coated well.
Step 6: Once the oil reaches the right temperature, carefully place the chicken pieces in the oil. Cook the chicken for about 7-8 minutes on each side, until it’s golden and crispy.
Step 7: Once the chicken is cooked, transfer the pieces to a wire rack or a plate lined with paper towels.
Step 8: Serve the Crispy Cajun Fried Chicken hot, with your favorite side dish and garnished with some fresh herbs, such as parsley or cilantro. Don’t forget to add some hot sauce if you like your food spicy!
We hope you enjoy this recipe! Let us know in the comments below if you made any adjustments and how it turned out.