Fried Chicken with Chicharrón Crust

    This recipe puts a decadent spin on something everyone loves: fried chicken! Marinating chicken in hot sauce and then coating it with spices and crushed pork rinds makes for juicy, spicy and extra crispy fried chicken.

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    Ingredients
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    3
    large eggs
    1
    6 ounce bottle hot pepper sauce, such as Louisiana Hot Sauce
    1
    whole chicken, cut into 8 pieces
    1
    tablespoon
    fajita seasoning
    1
    tablespoon
    kosher salt
    1
    tablespoon
    ground black pepper
    1
    tablespoon
    garlic powder
    5
    cups
    plain chicharrónes
    *
    vegetable oil, for frying
    *
    Lime wedges, for garnish
    Directions
    Step 1
    In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs and hot sauce until fully incorporated. Add chicken and marinate for a few hours in the refrigerator.
    Step 2
    Begin heating your oil over medium heat in a deep pot. Ideal frying temperature is between 350 and 360F.
    Step 3
    In a medium size bowl, combine the fajita seasoning, pepper, salt and garlic powder.
    Step 4
    In a food processor, crush the chicharrón and pulse until it becomes fine crumbs. (Optional: reserve a few pieces of chicharrónes for garnish.) Place the crushed pork rinds in a shallow baking dish. Add the dry seasonings and mix well.
    Step 5
    Check the temperature of your frying oil with a thermometer. Dredge the chicken in the chicharrón crumb mixture.
    Step 6
    Carefully place chicken pieces in the hot frying oil. Do not over crowd frying pot or your oil temperature will dip. Fry each chicken piece for about 5 to 8 minutes. Flip halfway through the cooking process. Remove from oil and drain on paper towels.

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    36 mins
    Prep Time: 
    20 mins
    Cook Time: 
    16 mins
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