kansas city hot fried chicken
1 Whole Chicken, cut into pieces
1 1/2 Cup buttermilk
2 Tablespoon hot sauce
4 Cup all-purpose flour
1 Teaspoon salt
1/2 Teaspoon black pepper
1/2 Tablespoon red pepper flakes
12 Ounce Bacon, Uncooked, Chopped
As Needed vegetable oil
When ready to cook, set temperature to 180℉ (75 C) and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.
Smoke the 4 pieces of chicken for about 10 min.
Mix buttermilk and hot sauce together in a large bowl, keep mixture ultra chilled.
In a separate bowl, mix the dry ingredients and bacon together, set aside.
Remove chicken and place in ice-cold buttermilk mixture for about an hour in the refrigerator.
Heat Vegetable Oil in a frying pan to 370℉ (195 C).
Remove chicken from the liquid and batter it in dry ingredient mixture, drop into frying oil for about 10-15 minutes.
Serve with pickled hot peppers. Enjoy!