New Orleans Fried Chicken #SundaySupper

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by Isabel Laessig (Isabel Foodie) · 48 comments

in Celebrity Chefs, Sunday Supper

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

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 5

New Orleans Fried Chicken #SundaySupper

Ingredients

  • 1 whole chicken cut into 8 pieces
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Canola Oil

Instructions

  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.
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Recipe adapted from Chef John Besh’s #BeshBox 

New Orleans Fried Chicken #SundaySupper

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Tina Muir March 2, 2014 at 6:47 am

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!!

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FamilyFoodie March 2, 2014 at 8:21 am

Tina, I know what you mean… after 12 years, I finally splurged.

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Leslie @ La Cocina de Leslie March 2, 2014 at 6:55 am

LOVE the addition of hot sauce to the crunchy coating! I am definitely trying that next time I make fried chicken. :)

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Manu March 2, 2014 at 6:56 am

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

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Marjory @ Dinner-Mom March 2, 2014 at 7:14 am

Fried chicken with hot sauce in the breading is such a perfect Mardi Gras twist for fried chicken! Love it!

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Liz March 2, 2014 at 7:36 am

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!!!!).

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Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips March 2, 2014 at 9:05 am

Oh my gosh, New Orleans sounds like the perfect place to be when you are 8 months pregnant. Well, I suppose except for all the Hurricanes flowing freely :-) Your chicken looks perfect!

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Nichole C March 2, 2014 at 9:17 am

I haven’t had fried chicken in ages, but this recipe makes me want to!

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Tammi @ Momma's Meals March 2, 2014 at 9:17 am

Something about Fried Chicken that just makes me a happy lady!! I bet this is amazing!

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Alice // Hip Foodie Mom March 2, 2014 at 9:24 am

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!

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Renee - Kudos Kitchen March 2, 2014 at 9:25 am

This looks incredible!!!

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Tara March 2, 2014 at 10:42 am

Fried chicken is my weakness, I love it and yours looks soooo good!!

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Laura March 2, 2014 at 11:01 am

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.

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Courtney @ Neighborfood March 2, 2014 at 11:09 am

Spicy Fried Chicken? Yes. please.

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Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers March 2, 2014 at 11:11 am

I have never been to New Orleans, just Baton Rouge and I fell in love with the Southern Food. I thought I wouldn’t like it, but I LOVED all of it! Your fried chicken looks just incredible!!

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Stacy March 2, 2014 at 11:15 am

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!

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Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez March 2, 2014 at 11:17 am

I need this in my life, like TODAY. That coating looks absolutely perfect…I can almost taste it from here!

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Shaina March 2, 2014 at 1:03 pm

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?!?!?

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Shaina March 2, 2014 at 1:03 pm

not**

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FamilyFoodie March 2, 2014 at 1:39 pm

Shaina, You would love #BeshBox. It’s like getting a culinary surprise every month. So Fun! http://beshbox.com/

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Bea March 2, 2014 at 1:47 pm

Oh how I love fried chicken and your recipe looks just perfect. I cannot wait to make it!

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miss messy March 2, 2014 at 3:04 pm

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!

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Shannon R March 2, 2014 at 3:27 pm

That looks perfectly crispy! Wow!

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Laura Dembowski March 2, 2014 at 3:45 pm

I didn’t know there was a specific kind of New Orleans fried chicken, but I know I want some :)

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Jennifer Miller/MealDiva March 2, 2014 at 4:12 pm

Ah..fried chicken…I LOVE FRIED CHICKEN! Your recipe is mouthwatering and I love the use of hot sauce… I’m going to have to give this a whirl…Yum!

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Betsy @ Desserts Required March 2, 2014 at 4:13 pm

Fried chicken is one of my all time favorite foods. When it is made correctly, it just screams my name!

I LOVE this recipe and your pics. Can’t wait to try it!

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Jennie @themessybakerblog March 2, 2014 at 4:54 pm

That is some crispy fried chicken. I can’t wait for our trip to NO next year. I’ll be sure to order up some fried chicken. Pinned.

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Kayle (The Cooking Actress) March 2, 2014 at 5:08 pm

Oooooh!!!! this fried chicken looks so crispy and delicious and mouthwateringgg!

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The Wimpy Vegetarian March 2, 2014 at 6:08 pm

This looks absolutely delicious! Crispy fried chicken is one of my all-time favorites !! Pinned!

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Lane @ Supper for a Steal March 2, 2014 at 6:40 pm

Whoa that fried chicken looks perfect. I bet it was awesome.

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Susan March 2, 2014 at 9:48 pm

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!

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Melanie March 2, 2014 at 11:37 pm

I’ve been thinking about these chicken since you posted it on Instagram today! I’m smitten at first sight!

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Katie March 3, 2014 at 9:50 am

Holy moly – that looks like fried chicken perfection to me!

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Nicole March 3, 2014 at 11:39 am

This is fabulous. We love fried chicken, but this recipe kicks it up a notch and I love it!!

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Delaware Girl Eats March 3, 2014 at 12:14 pm

Perfect fried chicken is a real art — yours looks great!

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Jane's Adventures in Dinner March 3, 2014 at 12:18 pm

Fried chicken-my very favourite.

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Julie @ Texan New Yorker March 3, 2014 at 4:39 pm

I would kill for some fried chicken now… One of my favorites. Thanks for posting!

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Hezzi-D March 3, 2014 at 8:27 pm

I love fried chicken and the addition of the hot sauce sounds increidble!

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Nancy @ gottagetbaked March 4, 2014 at 12:16 am

Isabel!!!! when I saw all your photos of this fried chicken, I just about died. This looks amazing! The skin looks so incredibly crunchy. Fantastic job!

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Cindys Recipes and Writings March 4, 2014 at 7:47 am

Your chicken looks perfect, Isabel! I think this will be my Fat Tuesday meal tonight!

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Aurica March 4, 2014 at 7:48 am

wowwww…so crunchy, just the way i like it, got to dip in very fast before they disappear from the plate :D

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FamilyFoodie March 6, 2014 at 6:28 pm

You are so right!

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Jamie March 4, 2014 at 9:00 am

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!

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FamilyFoodie March 6, 2014 at 6:27 pm

Jamie, I know what you mean… I very rarely fry. But I have to say, this little treat was totally worth it!!

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Kim Bee March 5, 2014 at 4:04 am

Isabel this looks so good. You know the way to a girl’s heart. I adore fried chicken and you just took it up a notch.

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Sarah March 7, 2014 at 8:23 am

Nothing more comforting than fried chicken!

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sunithi March 7, 2014 at 11:39 pm

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 !!!

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Renee March 8, 2014 at 5:25 pm

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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