Herb Brined Fried Chicken

The Back Story

Honey Herb Brined Fried Chicken

What You Need

Honey-Herb Brine

8 cups water

¾ cups kosher salt
¼ cup organic honey

6 thyme
 sprigs
3 rosemary sprigs
½ bulb of garlic

1 teaspoon coriander seed

1 teaspoon fennel seed
s
½ teaspoon black peppercorns
Organic chicken (4 thighs, 4 wings, 4 drumsticks and 2 breast)

 

Fried Chicken Flour

4 cups all purpose flour

4½ tablespoons 
garlic powder
4½ tablespoons
 onion powder


2½ teaspoons fresh
 ground pepper

1¾ kosher salt
1¾ cayenne pepper

1¾ teaspoons dried parsley

1 tablespoon rosemary, 
chopped

¾ teaspoon thyme, chopped
Canola oil-blend, for frying

 

What To Do

1.    Combine water, kosher salt and honey in a pot over medium-high heat.  Bring to a boil and skim off the residue.  Add herbs and spices.  Let steep for 30 minutes.

2.   Strain the mixture over ice to cool. Add chicken and place in the refrigerator for 12 hours. Remove from the refrigerator and pat dry.

3.   Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl. Heat oil in a deep pot to 350 degrees.

4.   Dust the chicken with the flour mixture and place into hot oil. Fry until crispy and cooked through.

Meet the Guest Stars
Chef Jeff Henderson | @Chefjefflive

Chef Jeff Henderson rose from humble beginnings in South Central Los Angeles to become the first African-American executive chef at the Bellagio Hotel. He has gone on to become a successful TV host with a cable show on the Food Network, a nationally syndicated series called, Family Style with Chef Jeff and the host of Flip My Food. When he isn’t cooking on TV he’s a highly sought-after motivational speaker, sharing the secrets of realizing your potential at... (full profile)

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