Race together 1/2 cup jam brine, 1 tablespoon salt, paprika, 1 teaspoon dark pepper, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder in a small bowl. Place hen thighs in a gallon-size ziplock plastic uncover; pour in jam brine mixture. Seal uncover and rubdown till hen is evenly lined with brine mixture. Place in refrigerator; let marinate a minimal of 2 hours or up to eight hours or in a single day.
Lag together buttermilk, 1/2 cup water, and egg in a dapper bowl. Buy hen from brine; discard brine. Add hen to buttermilk mixture. Lag together flour, cornstarch, closing 1 tablespoon salt, and closing 1 tablespoon dark pepper in shallow dish. Place aside.
Preheat oven to 200°F. Pour oil to a depth of 1/2 flow in a 12-flow solid-iron skillet; warmth oil over medium to 350°F.
Working in batches, gain 3 or 4 hen thighs from buttermilk mixture and advise in flour mixture. Duvet hen with flour mixture, urgent to adhere. Mediate from flour mixture and gently shake off extra. Fastidiously advise hen in sizzling oil, ensuring no longer to overcrowd skillet. Cook, adjusting warmth as mandatory to withhold oil temperature of 350°F and turning every 1 to 2 minutes the usage of tongs, till a thermometer inserted in thickest allotment of thigh registers 165°F and breading is golden brown and very crispy, 6 to eight minutes per batch. Buy hen from skillet and advise on a wire rack set aside inner a rimmed baking sheet. Place in preheated oven to withhold warm whereas repeating frying project with closing hen.
Unfold 1 heaping tablespoon mayonnaise onto gash succor facets of every bun. Place up 5 to 6 jam chips on every bun bottom; prime with 1 fried hen thigh, 1/2 cup shredded lettuce, and, if desired, 1 tomato reduce. Duvet with bun tops.
Rooster can even be marinated in refrigerator up to eight hours or in a single day.
Chillable, gentle-bodied purple.