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Ina fries her chicken in the pan for 3 minutes and THEN oven-fries it to perfection!

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Oven-Fried Chicken
Level: Intermediate
Total: 10 hr 55 min
Prep: 15 min
Inactive: 10 hr
Cook: 40 min
Yield: 6 servings


2 chickens (3 pounds each), cut in 8 serving pieces
1 quart buttermilk
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
Vegetable oil or vegetable shortening


Place the chicken pieces in a large bowl and pour the buttermilk over them. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Combine the flour, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Take the chicken out of the buttermilk and coat each piece thoroughly with the flour mixture. Pour the oil into a large heavy-bottomed stockpot to a depth of 1-inch and heat to 360 degrees F on a thermometer.

Working in batches, carefully place several pieces of chicken in the oil and fry for about 3 minutes on each side until the coating is a light golden brown (it will continue to brown in the oven). Don’t crowd the pieces. Remove the chicken from the oil and place each piece on a metal baking rack set on a sheet pan. Allow the oil to return to 360 degrees F before frying the next batch. When all the chicken is fried, bake for 30 to 40 minutes, until the chicken is no longer pink inside. Serve hot.

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27 Replies to “Barefoot Contessa's 5-Star Fried Chicken | Barefoot Contessa | Food Network”

  1. "One problem in fried chicken is the grease, and this method solves this problem".

    Then proceeds to fry the chicken ????

  2. Not worth watching this video. The ending was cut off, I would liked to have seen how the chicken came out once cooked in the oven.

  3. wait didn't she say the point was she didn't want to have to stand there and fry the chicken on the stove? lol She did that anyway

  4. Ina some people believe it or not like the back bone of the chicken one of those people Wendy Williams

  5. I love how she use oven to cook fried chicken after fried 3 min each side.
    So much easier for me
    Thank you ❤️❤️

  6. Thank you for the frying lesson on chicken. Always had a problem with greasy chicken. Now I get crispy chicken with almost no grease

  7. Oh the best fried chicken. Oh so so so good ???? yummy ???? yummy ???? yummy

  8. That poor chicken was crying out for garlic, thyme, onion, hot ????️, etc. See how Caribbean people fry their chicken.

  9. Black people don’t take this much time to fry chicken and it still taste better

  10. This recipe ???? is so simple , it's fool proof I make this all the time now, can't get enough, I add light salt , pepper and Mrs dash hot/spicy season to the flour and man I like it better than most chicken fast food joints, thanks so much Ina Garten ???? ???? I make your meatloaf also very good ???? easy to make just like the chicken

  11. The biggest secret to amazingly tasty fried chicken is to buy really fresh chicken.

  12. There's more seasoning than salt and pepper. Also, why not season the brine as well for more flavor? I have a feeling this is some very bland fried chicken.

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