Fried chicken is a classic comfort food that has been enjoyed for generations. It’s crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside, and has a flavor that’s hard to resist - especially when you make it with our premium chicken! Mouthwatering yet? Don't worry, here's a delicious fried chicken recipe that you can easily make at home!
Fried Chicken Ingredients
Here are all the ingredients you'll need for the recipe:
- 2 lbs chicken drumsticks and thighs
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup milk
- Vegetable oil for frying
How To Cook Fried Chicken
Here are the steps for cooking up our delicious fried chicken recipe:
Clean the chicken: Rinse your chicken pieces under cold water and pat them dry with paper towels. Also, remove any excess fat or skin.
Mix the dry ingredients: In a large bowl, mix the flour, salt, black pepper, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and cayenne pepper together.
Mix the wet ingredients: In another bowl, whisk the eggs and milk together.
Coat the chicken: Dip each chicken piece into the egg mixture, then into the flour mixture, shaking off any excess flour.
Use the right temperature: Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet or Dutch Oven over medium-high heat - the ideal frying temperature is between 350-370°F. Making sure your oil is at the right temperature is also important for preventing your chicken from becoming greasy.
Add your chicken: Once the oil has reached the right temp, carefully place your chicken pieces into the skillet, making sure not to overcrowd the pan. Frying too many chicken pieces at once can cause the oil temperature to drop and make the chicken cook unevenly.
Fry time & chicken temp: Fry the chicken for about 6-8 minutes on each side or until golden brown and fully cooked. Use a thermometer to check that the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165°F - this ensures it's fully cooked and safe to eat.
Drain and serve: Once the chicken is cooked, use a slotted spoon to transfer it onto a paper towel-lined plate to drain off any excess oil.
Let the chicken rest: Once the chicken is cooked, let it rest for a few minutes on a paper towel-lined plate to allow excess oil to drain off and the crust to crisp up.
There you have it! Once you've completed these steps your ready to serve our fried chicken recipe - just make sure to add your favourite sides!
Want to mix things up? Feel free to experiment with seasonings and adjust the mix to your liking. Also, don't be afraid to experiment with different herbs and spices to create your own perfect flavor!
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