Before we move forward to those seven steps with the help of which we can magically prepare KFC-like chicken, here’s a video shared by a famous YouTube Channel ‘Nicko’s Chicken’ in which they have shared a delightful recipe to prepare homemade crispy chicken like pros.
Looks scrumptious, isn’t it! Well, now it’s our turn get started with the cooking process. We all love to visit some of the top fast food chains because we it is where they serve the food items we love. We know they have special recipes that they never share with anyone having all those secret ingredients.
Let’s forget about all that secrecy because we have this delicious recipe to share with you that will effectively help you in preparing a juicy and crispy chicken that will taste absolutely like a Kentucky-fried one. So, put your apron on and get your notebook ready as we are about to get started with our recipe!
Know the ingredients:
- Pieces of Chicken (as per your need)
- 1-1/2 cups (180 g) flour
- 12g bicarbonate of soda
- 1 packet of Good Seasons Italian Dressing (powder) (if not available, try making an alternate of it given below)
- 2 to 3 eggs
- 2/3 cup of milk
- 1 tablespoon black pepper
- Vegetable oil/peanut oil to cover up the bottom of cooking pot
- 1 packet of powdered tomato soup mix
- Salt and pepper (as per your taste)
To make a substitute for Good seasons Italian Dressing, you need:
Add 1 tablespoon garlic salt, onion powder, sugar and dried parsley. Also include 2 tablespoons dried oregano and salt. 1 teaspoon of freshly ground pepper and dried basil is also required. Finally, add a half teaspoon celery salt and dried thyme.
Mixing of batter
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The first and most important step is mixing the better. Take a medium-large bowl and beat around 2 to 3 eggs in it after that you are required to dunk the chicken pieces into it. Add 2/3 cup of milk and after the step of whisking and blending, put it separately.
Mixing of dry ingredients
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In the second step, you are required to take a large bowl and start adding the dry ingredients to mix them well. Add soup mix, Italian dressing, black pepper, and flour all together while giving them a good mix.
Coating the chicken
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The third step involves coating of chicken with the batter you have prepared in the first step. So, all you have to do is to take the pieces of chickens and then get them dipped it into the batter one after the another. Then, they are supposed to be placed in the flour mixture and get the chicken completely layered with it from all sides. This is how you can effectively get the chicken coated.
Repeat the same process several times
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The fourth step is about repetition of the third step for complete coating of all the chicken pieces. So, you are required to repeat the above process several times until you cover all the chicken pieces required to be fried in the batter you have prepared. Make sure you are coating all the chicken pieces properly to ensure that you enjoy crispness in every bite.
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Our fifth step is all about frying. Take a large skillet and heat the oil in it until it comes to a shimmering state (at a stage when it doesn’t leave any smoke) at the temperature around 350°F/175°C. Don’t get yourself hurt and use tongs to carefully lay the chicken pieces on their skin-side into the skillet and let them fry on a medium flame.
For best results, leave the pieces of chicken in skillet for not more than 25 to 30 minutes, turning them from time to time so that they won’t be burnt. To make it a bit spicier, bring in some chili peppers. Always add the chicken after confirming that the oil has been properly heated to the required temperature to avoid making your dish excessively greasy.
The process of degreasing
Our sixth step tells about a unique way to retain the crispness of the chicken while making it less oily. To do that, take the pieces out of the skillet and degrease the chicken with the help of kitchen cloth or paper towel. The less the grease, the more the crisp.
Now it’s the serving time!
Let’s talk about our seventh step. Well, it would not be wrong to say that our final step holds the key to all the deliciousness as it is when we can taste and enjoy our very own version of Kentucky-fried chicken. Get it served with your desired choice of sideliners such as gravy, coleslaw, fries or even mash potatoes.
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