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Crispy Fried Chicken

Crispy Fried Chicken is the ultimate comfort food. It’s one of those dishes that you can’t get tired of. That’s why Fried Chicken is the star at fast-food restaurants like KFC, Popeyes and Chick-fil-A. If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to get lip-smackingly good, crispy fried chicken at home, this recipe is for you! I will teach you how to make fried chicken that’s crunchy on the outside while flavourful and juicy on the inside.

Best Cooking Tips – Crispy Fried Chicken

Here are some pointers on how I make quick, easy and delicious crispy fried chicken. Keep them in mind when you’re preparing this recipe.

  • Ensure the chicken is at room temperature before seasoning and cooking.
  • Marinate the chicken if possible to enhance its flavour.
  • In addition to the chicken, always season the coatings (wet and dry dip).
  • Deep-fry the chicken for even cooking.
  • Ensure the cooking oil is at the required temperature for frying.

Fried chicken is one of those satisfying foods that both kids and adults absolutely love. When you think about it, fried chicken makes the perfect lunch, dinner, or treat for any day of the week. Growing up I had fried chicken with rice and peas regularly for Sunday dinner. It was either the main course or the delicious meat ‘on the side’ when having curry goat or oxtail.

What’s great about this recipe is that it’s msg-free, so your fried chicken will be tasty without the unnecessary sodium additives. I must recommend, however, that you limit your consumption of fried foods for a healthier lifestyle. 

Enjoy your fried chicken with fries, mashed potatoes, rice and peas, mac and cheese, bread, or on its own.

Happy Cooking!

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Roxy’s Crispy Fried Chicken Recipe

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Main Dish
Servings 10 pieces

Ingredients
  

  • 1 whole chicken
  • 2-3 cups vegetable oil for deep frying
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder unsalted
  • 1 tsp onion powder unsalted
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp thyme leaves dried
  • 1 tsp all spice ground

Dry mix

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp onion powder unsalted
  • 1 tsp garlic powder unsalted
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp curry powder

Wet

  • 4 eggs beaten
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 1 tbsp hot sauce optional
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp onion powder unsalted
  • 1 tsp garlic powder unsalted

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, cut the chicken into 10 - 12 pieces.
  • Rinse chicken in vinegar or lime water, then drain off excess liquid.
  • Season chicken with salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, thyme, and allspice. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl (or food-safe bag), combine flour, salt, onion powder, curry powder and paprika. Mix well.
  • In another medium bowl, combine eggs, milk, hot sauce, onion powder and garlic powder then whip thoroughly with a large fork or whisk.
  • Working with one piece of chicken at a time, use tongs or a fork to place chicken into the flour mixture. Flip each piece of chicken several times to completely coat it with flour. (If using a bag for the dry ingredients, add all pieces of chicken and shake thoroughly.)
  • Next, add each piece of floured chicken, one at a time, to the egg mixture and coat thoroughly.
  • Return chicken to the flour mixture for final coating.
  • Set aside battered chicken on a large plate until oil is adequately hot for frying.
  • Preheat cooking oil in the frying pan on high for about 3 - 4 minutes. Oil is ready when lightly sprinkled flour form tiny bubbles.
  • Use tongs or a large fork to gently place each piece of chicken into the hot oil.
  • Starting with your chicken breasts, fry each side for approximately 3 - 4 minutes.
  • For the remaining pieces of chicken, fry for approximately 15 minutes, turning them every 5 minutes.
  • Poke each piece of chicken with a large metal fork to check ‘doneness’. When the juices from the chicken run clear, the chicken is ready to be removed from the oil.
  • Place each piece of chicken in a large plate or bowl lined with paper towel to absorb the excess oil.
  • Serve your delicious crispy fried chicken with your favourite side dish.
  • Bless up & enjoy it!

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