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Fried Chicken

Pork rind breading for chicken

Prep Time:

2 hours


4 servings


1 cup of finely ground Southern Recipe Original Pork Rinds
1 (3 to 4 pound) whole chicken, cut into pieces
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
2 cups buttermilk
Self-rising flour
Vegetable oil


Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Place chicken in a shallow dish or zip-top plastic bag, and add buttermilk. Cover or seal, and chill at least 2 hours. Grind pork rinds in food processor, then combine with flour. Remove chicken from buttermilk, discarding buttermilk. Dredge chicken in flour. Pour oil to a depth of 1 1/2 inches in a deep skillet or Dutch oven; heat to 360°. Add chicken, a few pieces at a time; cover and cook 6 minutes. Uncover chicken, and cook 9 minutes. Turn chicken; cover and cook 6 minutes. Uncover and cook 5 to 9 minutes, turning chicken the last 3 minutes for even browning, if necessary. Drain on paper towels.

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