One of the most iconic and delicious dishes found all across the United States is fried chicken. It's so beloved that it breaks past Instagram algorithm trends and has styles like Nashville Hot or Georgia Gold that give it a special identity in different parts of the country. Families all across the nation have their own variations on fried chicken, and they're all worthy of diving into.
If you're aspiring to make your own version of this culinary legend, Michelin-starred chef Gordon Ramsay has got a few tips and tricks to help you get started. On Foodbeast's livestreamed recap of a recent episode of The F Word, Chef Ramsay revealed one important trick to make your fried chicken as tender as physically possible.
"The secret of a great fried chicken is when you debone the chicken. And then you get your fork and sort of press that into the thigh and the drum. Slide that into buttermilk two days before... If you penetrate the chicken first before, the buttermilk starts to break it down."
Ramsay also broke down how to further season, dredge, and cook your bird to achieve ultimate levels of crispiness, tenderness, and flavor in a lengthened recipe video he posted of the Buttermilk Fried Chicken served on The F Word. Definitely check that out to turn your fried chicken into the talk of the town this summer.