What are the steps to make the tasty and best cooked fried chicken at home?

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What are the steps to make the tasty and best cooked fried chicken at home?

Traditional fried chicken is referred to as comfort food for many people. It is appealing and made with perfection by the best chef of Krispy Krunchy Chicken. It is even better with cajun chicken or you can simply the BEST. To satisfy your cravings for fried chicken, here are the steps which you need to follow.

Step by step recipe to make tasty fried chicken recipe

  • Select the chicken

First of all, you need to choose the best type of chicken, be it a whole bird, or boneless thigh. Many people prefer fried drumsticks or you can use chicken thighs or chicken breasts. It is up to your taste what you would like to have. You need to have 500 grams of chicken.

  • Brining

Doing so will make a lot of difference in the taste but it is up to you whether you want to do it or not. You need to use buttermilk for brining as it helps the chicken to get tender and it increases the moisture.

Although, soaking the chicken in buttermilk for around 4 hours will change the chicken taste

How to make buttermilk?

You need the following:

  • ½ cup plain yogurt

  • 1 cup water

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • Crushed black pepper (optional)

Mix all of them and it will give the chicken a perfect taste

  • Rinse chicken

Now you need to rinse chicken and add that to the bowl. Make sure to cover the bowl with a cling wrap and keep that in the refrigerator for 4 hours or you can do that overnight (gives better results). Make sure to do it.

  • Coat with breadcrumbs

When the chicken is ready you need to add in the breadcrumbs. Take a bowl and add in the 1 cup bread crumbs, ½ teaspoon red chili powder/paprika, and ¼ teaspoon allspice. Well, it is your choice which seasoning you would want to use.

  • Add in the egg

Take an egg and add that to the bowl. Make sure to separate the white. You need to take out the chicken pieces from the buttermilk and add all of them to the mixing bowl.

  • Add in the seasonings

Now you need to add in all the seasonings and make sure you do that as per your taste. Here’s what all you need:

  • 1 teaspoon mixed herbs (oregano, thyme, basil)

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ¾ tablespoon garlic powder (or crushed garlic)

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

  • ¼ teaspoon allspice (or 1 tsp garam masala)

Make sure that you rub the chicken properly with all this seasoning for around 2 to 3 minutes. After that, you need to cornstarch (2 tablespoons) and coat that with the chicken.

  • Mix well

You need to add egg white to the chicken and mix it. The moist chicken will help to hold in the bread crumbs. You need to roll the chicken in the bread crumbs. Keep that aside for 10 minutes

  • Heat oil

Take a pan and heat oil. Gently place the chicken and fry, till the time it gets golden brown & crispy. Keep that at medium flame.

Your fried chicken is ready. ENJOY it!