Fried chicken. The ultimate in comfort food. No takeaways right now….no problem. Do it yourself at home, with this really simple straight forward recipe….and my secret spices.
Certainly no secret, that buttermilk might be the greatest creation. Buttermilk is only slightly acidic, it is capable of tenderising chicken without toughening up the meat like stronger marinating acids (lemon and vinegar etc). The enzymes present in buttermilk also help in breaking down the protein in the chicken, resulting in tender, flavorful fried chicken.
I’d done mine for in buttermilk for 24 hours. Grabbed some drumsticks and some thighs….skin on, bone in, just makes for extra juicy chicken at the end. Dry is not good.
Now for those secret spices 👁
My recipes not that much of secret….it’s just a jazzed up flour mix.
I used plain flour, salt, pepper, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, chicken stock, dried parsley and a dash of turmeric. That worked great for me.
Now get your oven ready at 180 degrees
Take your butter-milked chicken 🍗 and coat them in the flour mix. Make sure they’re all completely covered.
Using a deep fat fryer or with a pan of hot oil on the stove….whatever you have access too. Place the floured chicken into the hot oil. Allow it to fry in the oil for 5 mins. Untill the colour starts to turn nice a golden brown ✅
Now remove from the oil. Your chicken won’t be cooked yet. If you follow the whole cooking process in the oil, you will burn and over do the outside before it’s cooked. This gives a really nasty taste to the chicken when you eat it.
Now place the chicken on a lined baking tray. Salt, pepper and some fresh Thyme are perfect additions at this point 👌 use abit more olive oil on on top of the chicken and put into the oven for another 10 mins.
Now serve that up with some fresh slaw and some french fries 🍟 the ultimate treat. This ones extra special ❤️❤️❤️ enjoy.