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Finger-lickin' good gluten-free crispy fried chicken

Gina is the author of the food blog, Running to the Kitchen where she shares healthy, whole food recipes in a fun, approachable way. She works full time as a consultant in higher education. When not in the kitchen, she enjoys CrossFit, r...

An all-time Southern favorite gets a gluten-free makeover

Crispy skin is a must when it comes to fried chicken, and this is the perfect gluten-free version, using finger-lickin' good chicken wings.

Fried chicken... It doesn't get more comfort food than that, does it? The trick to getting nice, crispy fried chicken skin is a flour coating, but we don't want our gluten-free friends thinking they have to miss out.

Gluten free crispy fried chicken with lemon yogurt dip

This gluten-free version uses a gluten-free baking flour mix and still gets perfectly crispy results. Don't skip out on the lemon dip — it's the perfect lemony tang to go with the spicy wings.

Gluten-free crispy fried chicken with lemon-yogurt dip recipe

Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 3 pounds chicken wings (any other cut of chicken will work too)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2/3 cup gluten-free baking flour
  • Oil, for frying
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 1 dill pickle, chopped (optional)

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, combine the spices, and mix them together.
  2. Rinse and pat dry the chicken. Place it in a large bowl. Toss with the spices, cover, and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  3. Remove the chicken from the refrigerator, and toss with the flour until well coated.
  4. In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat enough frying oil so that it comes up the sides about 2 to 3 inches.
  5. Once the oil is hot, add the chicken in batches. Do not overcrowd the pot. Fry for about 5 to 7 minutes per side, until golden and crispy.
  6. Transfer to a paper towel-lined rack to drain.
  7. In a small bowl, mix together the yogurt, lemon juice, parsley and chopped pickle (optional, but the pickle gives the sauce a nice dill tang), and serve with the hot chicken.

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