This recipe is sponsored by Lipton Iced Tea. All opinions shared are my own.
When I was recently invited to re-imagine a family recipe with Lipton iced tea, I knew exactly what I was going to make: My mama’s amazing Southern Fried Chicken.
This chicken is perfectly seasoned, crispy on the outside and tender and juicy on the inside. When I was growing up, we always ate fried chicken and drank lots of sweetened iced tea… I looked forward to it all week long!
Even in my “blonde cookbook” my mama gave me 23 years ago, she made sure to write “Lipton”… and as you can tell we drank our tea SWEET back then! I only use one cup of sugar now.
Guess what recipe is on the other side of mama’s iced tea recipe? It’s this chicken recipe. Because fried chicken just isn’t complete without tea!
When I fry up a pan of chicken and make Lipton iced tea as an adult, it’s always meaningful. Being around the table with loved ones and spending quality time together is so important in our hectic lives. I’ve changed Mama’s recipe a little but not very much. Every time I eat this chicken it reminds me of Sunday dinners at Mama’s or Grandma’s house. Such wonderful memories!
After your chicken is fried, it’s important NOT to put it on a plate lined with paper towels. Instead, place it on a wire rack that’s on top of a rimmed baking sheet so it will stay crispy.
Here are your simple ingredients: Chicken (obviously), an egg and buttermilk mixture and all-purpose flour with seasonings.
I prefer to use a cast iron skillet when frying chicken… it comes out perfectly every time. Enjoy!Print
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Lipton. The opinions and text are all mine.