Barberton Chicken Recipe | Fried Chicken | Barberton, OH
This is not your basic fried chicken. This juicy and crunchy concoction that will make us all break our diet rules is cooked in lard, which makes all the difference in the taste for this chicken. Based on a traditional Serbian recipe, this chicken is found in one area of Ohio. But now you can make it in your very own kitchen!
- Prep Time: 2 hours
- Yield: 4 Servings
- 2 lb. 4 pieces boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 3 cups buttermilk
- 1 tsp. salt
- ½ tbsp. salt
- ½ tbsp. pepper
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 ½ cups panko crumbs
- 3 large eggs beaten
- 1 quart vegetable oil
- In a large bowl mix buttermilk and salt. Submerge chicken pieces in buttermilk, cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.
- Combine flour, salt and pepper and place in a shallow bowl. Add beaten eggs into another shallow bowl and panko in another separate bowl. Remove chicken from buttermilk and dredge into flour mixture and shake off excess. Place chicken in egg and then roll in panko until well coated.
- Heat oil to 350°F in a heavy bottomed Dutch oven or pot. Add chicken pieces and cook about 5 to 6 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through. Remove and drain on paper towels. Serve with French fries and coleslaw.