Gwen's Fried Chicken by Trisha Yearwood

For Trisha the secret to flavorful chicken, inside and out, is in the prep. Her mother, Gwen, taught her to soak the chicken overnight in salt brine, resulting in moist and flavorful meat.

Gwen's Fried Chicken by Trisha Yearwood
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10 servings
25 mins
4 hrs to 24 hrs
30 mins to 35 mins
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Gwen's Fried Chicken by Trisha Yearwood

chicken drumsticks or other serving pieces of chicken, light or dark meat
tablespoons salt
cups peanut oil
teaspoon black pepper


  1. Put the chicken pieces in a large bowl and cover with water. Sprinkle salt in the water, cover the bowl, and refrigerate 4 hours or overnight, up to 24 hours.
  2. Pour oil into an electric frying pan or deep, heavy skillet. Heat the oil to 375 degrees F. Check the temperature by sprinkling flour over the oil. If the flour sizzles, the oil is hot enough.
  3. Drain the water from the chicken and pat lightly with paper towels. Sprinkle each piece with pepper and coat with flour (you may not use all of the flour). Carefully place chicken in the hot oil. Cover the pan and open the vent to allow a small amount of steam to escape.Partially cover pan if no there is no vent on lid. Cook for 15 minutes. Remove the cover. Using tongs, turn each piece of chicken. Replace the cover and cook for 15 minutes more, or until done. Use a sharp, thin-bladed knife to check for doneness by slicing a drumstick to the bone. Neither the meat nor the juices should be pink. Drain the chicken on paper towels.

Nutrition Facts

(Gwen's Fried Chicken by Trisha Yearwood)
    Per serving:
  • 217 kcal cal.,
  • 13 g fat
  • (3 g sat. fat,
  • 3 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 5 g monounsatured fat),
  • 104 mg chol.,
  • 443 mg sodium,
  • 3 g carb.,
  • 0 g fiber,
  • 0 g sugar,
  • 20 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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