Harissa Fried Chicken - Collected Foods

Harissa Fried Chicken - Collected Foods


For the Brine:

  • 1 cup Kosher Salt
  • 4 cups hot water
  • 12 cups cold water
  • 1 whole Organic Chicken cut up

For frying the chicken:

  • 2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 cups Panko Bread Crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons Collected Foods Harissa Blend
  • 1 tablespoon minced Parsley
  • 2 teaspoons fresh cracked Black Pepper
  • 2 cups Buttermilk
  • 2 large Eggs
  • Oil for frying


Brining the Chicken:

  • Mix the Salt and hot water in a very large bowl. Once the salt is dissolved, stir in the cold water.
  • Add the Chicken to the brine and put into the refrigerator.  Let sit from 1-4 hours.
  • Drain the Chicken and pat dry with paper towels.

Frying the Chicken:

  • Combine the Flour, Bread Crumbs and Spices in a wide, shallow dish.  
  • Combine the Buttermilk and Eggs, then whisk together until blended.
  • Heat about ½” of Oil in a deep frying pan or cast iron pan to 375 degrees.
  • Dip the Chicken piece into the Buttermilk mixture, drain of excess mixture and then place into the Bread Crumb mixture.  Gently shake off any excess.
  • Place into the frying oil, turning occasionally, until golden brown and cooked through.
  • Place into a preheated oven set to 250 Degrees to keep warm while cooking the rest of the Chicken.
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