Have tried everyway that someone posts for crispy fried chicken, corn flakes, flour, cornstarch and a few others. Think I finally hit a grand slam.
Recently Derby City Egghead posted his version. I stole it with a few modifications. Thanks for the idea Derby City. Had our lurker "Avocado Joe' over for dinner and we played with the recipe.
Darby's original post.
Set large up indirect 375F and had chix pieces on bottom rack and wings on top, used pecan for smoke. Cooked for about 60-70 minutes no turning of poultry.
I also used the Kentucky Kernal seasoned flour, but made the mix 50/50 seasoned flour and seasoned Italian bread crumbs. As Derby mentioned he would increase the seasoning which I did with some Pixie Dust. Used a creature called "The Better Breader" which I use when placing rubs on poultry. Around $10-$12.
I cut the chicken into pieces and added 10 wings. Placed in the frig with paper towels between the layers for 5 hours. Changed the papertowels twice. Got very dry. Perfect for Shaking and Baking.
Did the whole chix pieces in the flour.bread/seasoning mix. Then added some John Henry Honey Raspberry Rub to the flour and did the wings. Great flavor if you like a little sweet.