If you’ve wanted to learn how to make crispy chicken fry, this is the recipe for you. Always a picnic favourite, this deep-fried chicken recipe is delicious either hot or cold. Kids call it my Kentucky Fried Chicken!
Total Time = Prep: 15 min. Cook: 15 min./batch
- 4 cups all-purpose flour, divided
- 2 tablespoons garlic salt
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 3 teaspoons pepper, divided
- 2-1/2 teaspoons poultry seasoning
- 2 large eggs
- 1-1/2 cups water
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 broiler/fryer chickens (3-1/2 to 4 pounds each), cut up
- Oil for deep-fat frying
- In a large broad dish, mix 2-2/3 cups flour, garlic salt, paprika, and 2-1/2 teaspoons pepper. In yet another shallow dish, combine the eggs and 1-1/2 cups water; add 1 teaspoon salt and the last 1-1/3 cup flour and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Dip the chicken in the egg mixture and then into the flour mixture, a few pieces at a time. Coat with flour. In a deep-fat fryer, heat the oil to 375°. Fry the chicken in batches, turning it until the skin is golden brown and a thermometer inserted into the meat reads 165°, about 7-8 minutes on each side. Wipe with paper towels to remove any excess oil.
How long does chicken take to fry?
The most common way of cooking a whole chicken is to fry it for 7-8 minutes on each side. However, keep in mind that the pieces may be of different sizes and thicknesses. When the thickest part of the meat reaches 165° degrees and the skin is crispy and dark golden brown, it’s time to take a break. Discover even more delectable fried chicken dishes in this section.
What oil should I use for frying?
Oils with a neutral flavour, such as canola, vegetable and peanut oil, have higher smoke points and are better suited for frying chicken. Learn more about selecting the proper oil for frying.
Should you soak the chicken in milk before frying?
Yes, we recommend soaking chicken in milk before frying! Brining the chicken in buttermilk before frying will result in juicy and moist meat. The buttermilk’s acid aids in the breakdown of the protein in the chicken, resulting in delicate meat. This picnic fried chicken recipe is a great way to try it out. Check out these 30-minute chicken recipes while you’re at it!
5 ounces cooked chicken: 543 calories, 33g fat (7g saturated fat), 137mg cholesterol, 798mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fibre), 41g protein.