2002 Seville STS F55, 2006 Mazda Miata
Seasonings used (except the hot sauce).
Cut the chicken into standard pieces, then allow the pieces to bathe in low fat buttermilk.
Let the chicken soak for a while.
While the chicken bathes, turn the stove to high (about 350F if youre into precision, I'm not) and add many scoops of Crisco, enough to fill the frying pan 1/3 to 1/2 of the way up once melted.
Mix the seasonings to your liking. I used one part of garlic powder, salt, cayenne pepper, paprika, meat tenderizer, and a special poultry seasoning (99-cent packet).
Place the bathing pieces of chicken on a platter or rack one by one, seasoning each piece GENEROUSLY on both sides. The buttermilk, flour, and frying process will allow much of the seasoning to fall off, so coat the chicken as pictured.
[Not pictures] In a baking pan or tupperware container, add a few cups of flour. Thoroughly coat each piece of chicken with flour then transfer it to a clean plate. After taking this picture, I added more flour.
This is a good time to make some rice. I use white jasmine. In the rice cooker, use two parts water to one part rice. Add a tablespoon or two of real butter.
Fry them! Set them gently in the shortening and let them idle in the heat for 7-10 minutes.
Leave the chicken alone for 7-10!
I tried using a regular pot cover, but the chicken seemed to cook better without it. I didnt have a frying pan cover available.
Flip them again and cook for another 2-3 minutes, then place on a serving platter. Do not line the plate with napkins. The black you see is sweet caramelized goodness, just before the flour gets burnt -- don't let it burn.
The shortening is good for cooking one and a half chickens before you need to drain and replace it.
The rice is ready!