Discover the secret to Super Crunchy Spicy Fried Chicken. You'll go nuts when you take your first bite of this crunch-tastic spicy fried chicken recipe.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 6 servings
15 RITZ Crackers, finely crushed (about 1/2 cup)
1/2 cup chopped PLANTERS Dry Roasted Peanuts
2/3 cup flour
1 tsp. ground red pepper (cayenne)
2 lb. chicken drumsticks
2 eggs, beaten
2 cups PLANTERS Peanut Oil
Add To Shopping List
Let's Make It
Heat oven to 350°F.
Mix cracker crumbs, nuts, flour and red pepper in shallow dish. Dip chicken, 1 piece at a time, in crumb mixture, turning to evenly coat all sides of chicken. Dip in egg mixture, then coat again with crumb mixture. Gently shake off excess crumbs.
Heat oil in large saucepan to 350°F. Add half the chicken; cook 5 min. Remove from oil; drain on wire rack placed on rimmed baking sheet. Repeat with remaining chicken.
Bake 20 min. or until chicken is done (165°F).
Balance a sensible portion, 1 drumstick, of this irresistible chicken with a variety of steamed vegetables.
Use Your Oven
Omit chicken frying step. Coat chicken as directed. Place on foil-covered rimmed baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray. Drizzle evenly with 1/4 cup melted butter or margarine. Bake in 375°F oven 35 to 45 min. or until chicken is done (165°F).
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29g
Saturated Fat 6g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 18g
Dietary Fibers 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.