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Southern Fried Chicken

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  • Difficulty: moderate
  • Video Length: 07:35
  • Course: Poultry WTF?

Here's a shallow-pan way to enjoy this comfort food classic. It is not necessary to deep fry chicken to seal in flavor. Using a deep cast-iron pan allows for crispy fried chicken, and it is important to use a neutral cooking oil. Cooking time will vary depending on the size of each piece of chicken. Be sure that you watch for splattering while cooking and don't let it burn.

Kevin Gillespie (Season 6)

Determined to become a successful chef, Kevin worked part-time at various restaurants while carrying a full course load in school at the Art Institute of Atlanta. After graduating with honors, he went on to hold positions at several well-known Atlanta restaurants including Atlanta Grill at The Ritz-Carlton, Two Urban Licks and Woodfire Grill. In 2006, he and his wife Callie moved out west to Portland, Oregon, where he worked as the Executive Sous Chef at Fife Restaurant. Missing friends and family, they returned to Atlanta last year and Kevin became the Executive Chef at Woodfire Grill, where he is also a partner. Hot wings are his favorite junk food, and the five ingredients he keeps on hand at all times are banyuls vinegar, smoked pork, espelette pepper, lemon oil and lard.