Sweet tea teams up with savory, crispy fried chicken for the perfect southern duo that is truly delicious.
By Jocelyn Delk Adams
Sweet tea and fried chicken go together in more ways than one. I have found that if homemade fried chicken is on the supper table in my family, sweet tea isn’t too far behind. In fact, Sunday Suppers more times than not included fried chicken and sweet tea. Nothing makes you feel warmer in your bones or spirit than this comforting combo.
I hardly ever have left over sweet tea but this time I doubled my tea recipe, adding half to a pitcher in the fridge and adding the other half to a bowl to brine some chicken. I used my favorite seasoned flour mixture from my traditional recipe to make this recipe. I brined the chicken for 48 hours because I wanted the sweet tea to totally seep into the fiber of the meat. The sweetness was unbelievable in contrast to the salty flavor of my seasoned flour. Sweet and salty is an amazing combo, and in fried chicken it takes on a life of its own.Print
Jocelyn Delk Adams is the founder of Grandbaby Cakes, a food blog inspired by her grandmother devoted to classic desserts and savory recipes, modern trends and showcasing the pastry field in an accessible way. She is a brand ambassador and writer for top brands such as Pillsbury, Better Homes and Gardens, Parade Magazine, Safest Choice Eggs, KitchenAid, Dixie Crystals Sugar, Jif Peanut Butter, and many more. In the short span of 2 years, Grandbaby Cakes has been featured in Better Homes and Gardens, Ebony Magazine, The New York Times Online, Refinery 29, Cupcakes and Cashmere, The Kitchn, Fox News, WCIU, Chicago Social Magazine, the Chicago Sun-Times and Splash Magazine, among others. She is currently writing her first cookbook which will be published in Fall of 2015, and is the founder of A Charitable Confection, an annual anti-violence dessert fundraiser featuring the top bakeries in Chicago. Jocelyn hopes Grandbaby Cakes will inspire a new generation of dessert enthusiasts to learn to bake and not feel guilty about enjoying dessert.