Spicy Fried Chicken Recipe by Paula Deen

Level: Easy

Time: 40 MINUTES

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  • peanut oil, for frying
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup hot sauce
  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1 cup pecans, finely ground, plus 1/2 cup chopped
  • 1 2 1/2 lb whole chicken, cut into pieces
  • 2 tablespoons The Lady and Sons House Seasoning, recipe follows
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/2 cup honey


In a deep cast-iron skillet or heavy Dutch oven, pour oil to a depth of 2 inches; heat to 350°F.


In a medium bowl, beat the eggs and 1/4 cup water. Stir in the hot sauce; the egg mixture will be bright orange. In another bowl, combine the flour and 1 cup finely ground pecans.


Sprinkle the chicken with House Seasoning. Dip the seasoned chicken into the egg mixture; dredge in the flour mixture, shaking off any excess flour. Fry the chicken in batches, in the hot oil, until browned and crispy, 10 to 15 minutes. Drizzle with Sweet Pecan Glaze.


The Lady and Sons House Seasoning:

1 cup salt

1/4 cup black pepper

1/4 cup garlic powder


Mix the salt, pepper and garlic together and store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.


Honey Pecan Glaze:


In a small saucepan over low heat, add the butter, honey and 1/2 cup chopped pecans. Simmer until it thickens, about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Spicy Fried Chicken


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