New Orleans Fried Chicken #SundaySupper

I will never forget the first time I visited New Orleans. I had heard so many things about this great city and couldn’t wait to eat my way through our long weekend. This was especially true since I was eight months pregnant with Riley. The funny thing is, it wasn’t the jambalaya or even the beignets that left a memorable impression on me. It was their fried chicken. I can still remember just how crispy and flavorful it was.

I was thrilled when I received this months #BeshBox by Chef John Besh and it included the recipe for his New Orleans Fried Chicken. The anticipation was killing me as I was frying the chicken. Could this recipe really resemble the one that I remember from 12 years ago? I don’t know that it was exactly how I remembered it to be but it was pretty darn close — maybe even better. 

New Orleans Fried Chicken #SundaySupper
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Serves: 5
  • 1 whole chicken cut into 8 pieces
  • 4 eggs
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Canola Oil
  1. Fill a large pot with 2 inches of water and bring to a boil.
  2. Season chicken with salt and pepper and add the chicken to boiling water for 7 minutes.
  3. Allow to cool and dry.
  4. Season the flour in a shallow dish with salt, pepper and hot sauce.
  5. Mix together eggs and milk in a medium bowl.
  6. Dip the chicken in the egg wash and dredge in the flour mixture.
  7. Bring canola oil to 350° in a large skillet and fry the chicken.

Recipe adapted from Chef John Besh’s #BeshBox 

New Orleans Fried Chicken #SundaySupper

The #SundaySupper crew is celebrating Mardi Gras with an incredible list of decadent and New Orleans inspired recipes! Leading us on our journey is our hostess for the week, Leslie from La Cocina de Leslie. Bring on the Beignets and Hurricanes and everything in between!

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  1. says

    Even though I do not get to enjoy fried chicken too much, as I have to fine tune my nutrition so much to peak my training for the races that matter, I do LOVE it. This would be a wonderful recipe to try! So many other good links too! Thanks for sharing!!

  2. says

    Oh my! This fried chicken looks perfect! So crisp and crunchy… my mouth is watering! Thank you for sharing this amazing recipe Isabel!

  3. says

    Mmmmm….I love that you’ve added a good dose of heat to your fried chicken! And that crust looks incredible!!! Perfect for Fat Tuesday (or Sunday!!!!).

  4. says

    New Orleans Fried Chicken?! oh my! I want some!!! and I’ve never been to New Orleans but it’s definitely on my top 10 list of cities to visit . . for the FOOD and history! yum! looks so delicious!

  5. says

    I think the fact that I don’t eat fried chicken much these days makes me appreciate when I do even more. Now I am really craving some food fried chicken.

  6. says

    I hardly ever fry at home but when I do, fried chicken is one of my favorites, Isabel. It’s been one of my life’s ambitions to match my grandmother’s recipe. I get close but mine’s never quite as delicious as hers was. Perhaps I need to try Chef John Besh’s next time! It looks perfectly, wonderfully crispy!

  7. says

    Haha that’s so funny that it was chicken that reeled you in and now the oysters/crawfish/beignets, etc! BUT wait…what is a #BeshBox and how the heck do I get one?!?!?

  8. says

    I’m a vegetarian, but i love love love things like this and I totally miss fried chicken despite being a veggie for 12 years! This looks so good! Yum!

  9. says

    I love fried chicken but I generally like to leave it to the professionals. Yours looks professional. Perfectly crisp and I bet it tastes amazing!

  10. says

    This makes me regret that we try and avoid frying… not for dietary reasons (ha ha) but because it makes a mess in the kitchen! But this… oooh I love fried chicken and this looks amazing! And oooh John Besh?

    There are so many great sounding recipes collected here! Thank you!

  11. says

    I bet the hot sauce adds a kick to it. Gotta try this recipe. My family loves fried chicken and I usually have to pick up from popeyes :) ! Not anymore !!!

  12. says

    The secret is the hot sauce! I am so glad to see you did fried chicken and it turned out wonderfully. Now you might have taken another step to become an official southerner.

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