House Special Fried Chicken

House Special Fried Chicken

Posted by:

Jacobsen Salt Co.

Posted on:

Jul 11, 2023

  • 1 whole chicken, cut into parts
  • ½ gallon water
  • 1 cup + 1 tbsp Pure Kosher Sea Salt 
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 quart buttermilk
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp cayenne
  • ½ tsp celery seed
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp House Special Seasoning
  • 2 cups neutral oil
  • Raw honey for drizzling (Wildflower recommended) 

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House Special Seasoning-image

House Special Seasoning


Pure Kosher Sea Salt-image

Pure Kosher Sea Salt


Sourced Tellicherry Peppercorn Grinder-image

Sourced Tellicherry Peppercorn Grinder


Raw Wildflower Honey-image

Raw Wildflower Honey


Our House Special Seasoning is what makes this recipe the ultimate fried chicken recipe. The three types of chile pepper add a little heat, the honey adds a little sweet, and the mushroom and cacao nibs add depth and umami. Unlike Colonel Sanders, our herbs and spices are no secret. 

Recipe from the JSC Kitchen


In a small sauce pot, make a brine by bringing water, Kosher Sea Salt (1 cup), and sugar up to simmer, then whisk until completely dissolved. Remove from the heat and allow to cool completely.

Place the chicken parts in the cooled brine and allow to sit covered in the refrigerator overnight, no longer than 24 hours.  

Remove the chicken parts from brine and discard the brine. In a nonreactive container, combine the buttermilk and the chicken and allow to sit for at least 4 hours.  

In a bowl combine the flour, Kosher Sea Salt (1 tbsp), House Special Seasoning, and other spices. Remove the chicken from the buttermilk and thoroughly dredge in the flour mixture.

Heat the oil in a skillet to 325°. Once at the right temperature, fry the chicken in batches until it's golden brown on all sides and until a thermometer inserted into the chicken reads 165°. Remove the chicken from the oil and drain on a paper towel.

Season the just-fried chicken with a sprinkling of House Special Seasoning and a drizzle of raw honey before serving for extra sweet heat.