Do you remember the word association game? One person says a word and the other says the first word that comes to mind.
OK, let’s play. You say ‘Picnic’, and my response would be ‘Country Fried Chicken’. I mean, let’s face it, what’s a picnic without fried chicken?
When was deciding on recipes for a recent picnic, this was the first one that came to mind. You can make it ahead of time, which you’re going to want to do, and serve it cold the next day.
Because really, who wants to be in a rush trying to prepare food the morning of a picnic? Besides, if you ask me, cold fried chicken is the best fried chicken.
If making this country fried chicken recipe intimidates you, don’t worry. I’ve got a tip that will help you make the best crispiest fried chicken ever.
The trick is really very simple. All you need to do is to remember to only turn the chicken once. This will prevent the chicken from getting soggy.
It will be tempting for you to turn the chicken more than once, but don’t. You’ll thank me later.
I don’t make this recipe very often, but when I do, it’s amazing and everyone loves it. In fact, we never have any left over. I guess I could blame it on my growing teenage son, but even the girls love it. So, if you like leftovers, I suggest you double the recipe. And serve your chicken with southern style mustard potato salad, because they belong together like peas and carrots.
If you like this country fried chicken recipe, you may also like these other picnic friendly recipes:
What are your family’s favorite picnic recipes? Please feel free to share them in the comments. I would absolutely love to try them.