Saturday, June 4, 2011

EXTRA Crispy Fried Chicken

I've been off and on experimenting with different fried chicken techniques. Tonight I made a batter fried chiken that gives tons of crunch! For those who like munching on the coating on fried chicken, this is the recipe for you!

Dee's Fried Chicken

Chicken pieces of choice

hot sauce (I used franks)

paprika aprox 1 TB

Seal Coating:
1/2 cup approx corn starch for dusting

Wet batter:
1-2 cups biscuick (can use flour,I used biscuick because ofbaking powder and such in it)

1/2- 1 cup corn starch

garlic powder



lawrys seasoning

black pepper



onion powder

1-2 eggs

oil for frying

enough water till slightly thinner than pancake batter

Add seasonings in amount of your preference. Add water to mixture until you reach the right consistency. You want it runny but not watery.

Dry Flour Mixture:
1-2 cups flour

1/4- 1/2 cup corn starch

salt /pepper to taste

Method:Marinate the chicken pieces in hot sauce and paprika to coat. Keep in fridge 3hr to 24 hrs. The heat of the hot sauce will cook out this is just for flavor.Preheat about 3 inches of oil in large pan , leave at least equal amount of pan to the top to prevent oil from over flowing.
Lightly dust chicken piece with corn starch and shake off any excess. Dip each chicken piece in wet batter mixture. Shake of excess so its not dripping. quickly toss in dry flour mixture, large ziplock baggie works great for this. Lightly shake off excess. Slowly lower chicken pieces into oil. Do not over crowd pan, cook in batches. Try not to handle chicken too much esp. at the beginning of frying so batter does not fall off before it has hardened. Cook chicken until no longer pink in center aprox 15-20 for medium to large pieces about 10 mins for wings. If unsure. take a pieces out and pierce with sharp knife, chicken is done if clear juices run out.Drain chicken pieces thoroughly on paper towels or brown paper bag.

1 comment:

  1. That looks so good! I've never batter-fried chicken before, but I'm sure going to try it your way.