Cajun-Brined Fried Chicken

LOUISIANA COOKIN'
10Ingredients
60Minutes

Ingredients

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  • 1 gallon water
  • 1 1/4 cups kosher salt (divided)
  • 1 1/3 cups cajun seasoning (divided)
  • 2 chickens (3- to 4-pound, each cut into 8 pieces)
  • 12 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 quarts whole buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup hot sauce
  • 1 gallon peanut oil
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