Cook the Book: Tea-Brined Batter Fried Picnic Chicken

Cook the Book: Tea-Brined Batter Fried Picnic Chicken
17 Ingredients
  • For the Chicken:
  • 1 quart freshly brewed tea
  • Zest of 1 lemon, removed with a vegetable peeler
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup kosher salt
  • 1 quart ice water
  • 8 whole chicken legs, thighs and legs separated
  • For the Coating:
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups finely ground cornmeal
  • 2 tablespoons seasoning, such as Old Bay
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon fine sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 cups vegetable oil, for frying
Nutrition
2250
113% daily value
8 servings
                                       
                                           
     

Fat

252% 164

Saturated

115% 23

Trans

- 1

Monounsaturated

- 100

Polyunsaturated

- 31

Carbs

41% 122

Carbs (net)

- 117

Fiber

18% 4

Sugars

- 29

Sugars, added

- 25

Protein

142% 71

Cholesterol

123% 369

Sodium

88% 2122

Calcium

14% 144

Magnesium

27% 113

Potassium

22% 1034

Iron

48% 9

Zinc

58% 6

Phosphorus

106% 743

Vitamin A

16% 146

Vitamin C

6% 5

Thiamin (B1)

93% 1

Riboflavin (B2)

93% 1

Niacin (B3)

144% 23

Vitamin B6

99% 1

Folate equivalent (total)

98% 390

Folate (food)

- 66

Folic acid

- 191

Vitamin B12

91% 2

Vitamin D

4% 1

Vitamin E

164% 25

Vitamin K

16% 19
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