Old Bay Fried Chicken

Have you ever used Old Bay seasoning? My dad used to cook with this seasoning and I have grown to love it. I've noticed that people in the South, at least in Texas, aren't super familiar with it. I think it was a staple for my dad because he grew up on the East coast, and is well acquainted with the flavors used in seasoning all kinds of seafood.

Old Bay Fried Chicken...the perfect comfort food this fall

BUT, Old Bay is not just for seafood! It's incredible on just about anything. Sprinkle it over pork chops to throw on the grill, on chicken, on beef, I mean it's so dang good you can add it to just about everything. You can pick it up at your local grocery store...and trust me, you'll want to...you'll be hooked!

Old Bay Fried Chicken...the perfect comfort food this fall

Feel free to play around with almond four as well if you are gluten free. Almond flour makes a great breading so I'm sure it would work well in this dish too. If you try it, let me know how it goes!

Old Bay Fried Chicken...the perfect comfort food this fall

Ingredients

  • Chicken, any kind (legs, drumsticks, tenders, etc)
  • 1 cup unbleached all purpose flour
  • 6 teaspoons Old Bay Seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil

Instructions

Combine flour, Old Bay, salt and pepper, in a large plastic baggie. Seal the bag and shake to combine all the spices. Open the bag and place chicken inside, sealing up and removing as much air as possible. Give the bag a good shake to coat all the chicken.

Heat up olive oil in a large frying pan over medium high heat. Once the pan is really hot, use kitchen tongs to place the coated chicken inside the pan, then cover immediately with a lid. Cook on both sides until golden brown.

Old Bay Fried Chicken...the perfect comfort food this fall

This has become one of our favorite comfort foods as of late. What's your favorite comfort food?