Tea-Brined Buttermilk Fried Chicken and Gravy recipes

Tea-Brined Buttermilk Fried Chicken and Gravy recipes
23 Ingredients
  • 1 gallon water
  • 38 regular black tea bags or 4 ounces loose black tea
  • 1 cup kosher salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 chicken (about 3 pounds), cut into 8 pieces (2 legs, 2 thighs, 2 wings, and 2 breasts)
  • 2 quarts buttermilk, preferably whole-milk
  • 3 tablespoons hot sauce
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken skin, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 6 cups flour, preferably Anson Mills White May Flour
  • 1 cup fine cornmeal, preferably Anson Mills Antebellum Fine White Cornmeal
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 cup rendered fresh lard
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 2 ounces Benton's slab bacon, diced
  • 2 ounces Benton's smoked ham, diced
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • sea salt
  • gravy
Nutrition
3921
196% daily value
4 servings
                                       
                                            high-​fiber
     

Fat

412% 268

Saturated

376% 75

Trans

- 1

Monounsaturated

- 122

Polyunsaturated

- 52

Carbs

86% 258

Carbs (net)

- 251

Fiber

31% 8

Sugars

- 76

Sugars, added

- 50

Protein

230% 115

Cholesterol

212% 637

Sodium

235% 5648

Calcium

67% 666

Magnesium

47% 199

Potassium

41% 1949

Iron

43% 8

Zinc

86% 9

Phosphorus

206% 1439

Vitamin A

52% 471

Vitamin C

9% 8

Thiamin (B1)

91% 1

Riboflavin (B2)

128% 2

Niacin (B3)

161% 26

Vitamin B6

141% 2

Folate equivalent (total)

56% 224

Folate (food)

- 104

Folic acid

- 71

Vitamin B12

231% 6

Vitamin D

56% 8

Vitamin E

79% 12

Vitamin K

45% 54
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