This Southern Fried Chicken Batter calls for the pieces to be quickly brined and then dipped in a seasoned batter for a crisp Southern-style crust. Simple as can be. This is the real deal.
The batter contains equal parts cornstarch and flour to ensure a shatteringly crisp crust;
The batter also calls for baking powder to create a crust that’s ethereally airy without a trace of doughiness or gloppiness;