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    Coarse salt balances the intense sweetness of honey in the brine for this chicken, which is fried in a buttermilk batter. Flakes of Maldon salt, "finishing" salt from the marshes of Essex, England, add a delicate crunch to each bite and a bit of visual flash.

    Ingredients

    • 6 cups water
    • 1/2 cup coarse salt
    • 1/2 cup good-quality honey
    • 1 whole chicken (about 4 pounds), cut into 10 pieces (with breast quartered)
    • 10 cups safflower oil (or enough to fill pot halfway)
    • 2 cups low-fat buttermilk
    • 2 large eggs
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 tablespoon coarse salt
    • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    • Sea salt, preferably Maldon
    • Good-quality honey

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 5210 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 562 g 864.18%
    • Saturated Fat: 41 g 203.76%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 5 mg 1.63%
    • Sodium: 13841 mg 576.69%
    • Calcium: 212 mg 21.16%
    • Potassium: 258 mg 7.36%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 3 mg 16.35%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 89 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 2 g 6.79%
    • Sugar: 38 g
    • Protein: 11 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 1.7%
    • Vitamin C 2.1%
    • Vitamin D 0.31%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat112
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs2
    • Exchange - Starch3
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total4 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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