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Detroit eatery gives away recipe to popular fried chicken

Bert's Marketplace is a Detroit staple

DETROIT – A Detroit eatery is giving away the recipe to its popular fried chicken.

Over the years, Bert's Marketplace has become a Detroit staple. Staff members appeared on Local 4 Sunday to discuss the restaurant's history at the Eastern Market and some of its most popular dishes. You can watch Sunday's segment above. 

Burt's Marketplace famous fried chicken recipe: 

Makes: 8 pieces / Prep time: 20 minutes (plus chicken soaking time) / Total time: 1 hour 20 minutes 
1 whole fryer chicken, cut into pieces (breasts, legs, thighs and wings)


3 cups buttermilk (or enough to cover the chicken pieces)
2 tablespoons garlic powder
2 tablespoons onion powder
1 tablespoon white pepper
2 tablespoons kosher salt
Soy bean or canola oil for frying


SEASONED FLOUR
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons onion powder
2 tablespoons garlic powder
1½ teaspoons white pepper
2 teaspoons salt
 
Place the chicken pieces in a bowl. In a measuring cup, whisk together the buttermilk, garlic and onion powders, white pepper and salt. Pour over the chicken, refrigerate and soak at least 4 hours or overnight. 


When ready to fry, remove the chicken from the refrigerator. Set aside. 
Heat the oil to 350 degrees in a skillet or fryer. You will want to maintain the oil's temperature between 325-350 degrees.