Crispy Fried Chicken
I have experimented so many times before developing this recipe and alhamdulillah it turned out to be just perfect .For the restaurant style crispy fried chicken , you have to follow 3 simple steps !!! Often our fried chickens are dried out and becomes tasteless while frying and often the outside is not crispy at all , rather becomes very soggy !!! Here you go with some tricks , that would make the chicken , juicy and tender inside and at the same time the outer crust would be super crispy in Sha Allah!!! 🙂
Brine the chicken : That would make the chicken juicy and tender even after deep frying . It enhances the flavor too .
6 pieces of chicken drumstick
1/2 a cup milk
1 tbl spoon yogurt
1 tbl spoon of sugar
2 tea spoon of salt
Prick the chicken pieces with a fork and soak them into the mixture of milk , yogurt , sugar and salt for at least 4 hours . The more the better . After 4 hours take the chicken pieces out of the mixture and pat dry with a kitchen towel .
Step 2 :
Marinade the chicken:
1/2 a cup of flour
1/3 rd cup of milk
1 tea spoon White or black pepper powder
1 tea spoon ( heaped) chili powder / paprika
1 tea spoon garlic paste
1 tea spoon ginger paste
Sugar 1 tea spoon
Salt to taste
Marinade the chicken pieces in this batter for another 2 hours at least . If you find the marinade too dry , add little milk too for the right consistency .
Step 3 :
2/3 rd cup of flour
2/3 rd cup of rice flour
1/4 th cup of Cornflour / corn starch
1 tea spoon of garlic powder
1/2 tea spoon of ginger powder
1 tea spoon of Chili powder
1/2 tea spoon of white pepper powder
1/2 tea spoon of baking powder
1 star anise crushed into powder ( optional , though it gives beautiful flavor )
1 tea spoon of chicken stock powder / or one chicken stock cube , powdered
Salt to taste
This coating mixture will be dry . Mix them together .
Other important ingredient:
1 bowl of chilled water
1. Take out the chicken pieces from the marinade and coat in the coating mixture . Now this step is important . soak them all into the chilled water.
2. Now Again roll into the coating mixture . The coating should not be smooth . It should look like this
soaking into the chilled water would make the coating look crumbly . If your coating is crumbly , your chicken will be crispy . Rest the chicken pieces into the fridger for at least half n hour before frying .
3. Heat oil on medium low flame and then place the chicken pieces into the oil . The chicken should be submerged into oil . Don’t try to turn over until one side is golden brown . Fry both side very well . You can fry the chicken with lid on . But many times I forgot to do so . But that doesn’t really make any difference . The temperature of oil is very important to get the crispy crust .
Enjoy with your favorite dip , sauce and French fries !!