Cracker Barrel Sunday Chicken has been a recipe that was requested from viewers just like yourself. This menu item is only served on Sunday’s so make sure you can get there on a Sunday, and if you can’t, I have a copy cat recipe for you.
Cracker Barrel Sunday Chicken
Cracker Barrel is well known for their down home menu, and this dish is no exception. I know I have made a point to go there on a Sunday to try this delicious fried chicken. Now this chicken is easy to make and will remind you of the wonderful fried chicken the ladies in your family used to make. I grew up in the Midwest, and in Missouri, fried chicken was a dish that people would measure a good cook. It is simply made, and tastes wonderful. The breading is crispy and thick.
Buttermilk gives this dish its special taste. If you can get it, I personally love Borden’s Country Style buttermilk, it is a rich and thick buttermilk for this recipe. I tried making this with the powdered buttermilk that you rehydrate with water, it didn’t give me good results. This is one of the few times I specifically buy buttermilk for cooking. You can always make some buttermilk biscuits with this to help use all of the buttermilk.
This chicken gets fried in oil. I personally like in this order for frying, peanut oil, cotton seed oil, Crisco brand shortening, then I will use a generic vegetable oil to fry in. I like how peanut oil crisps everything up, and if you are clean with your batter, by shaking all of the excess loose flour off, you can reuse the oil later. Again, this is my personal preference, but I get asked this fairly often.
This chicken is prepared quickly so you can have this on your dinner table in about 20 minutes. So this is a perfect main dish for any night of the week.