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Fried chicken recipes with lip smacking taste – Try this very unique tip, you’ll thank me later!

I would happily say, nothing will even come closer to the authentic taste of fried chicken recipes; you wouldn’t find anything more delicious and juicer that could replace the fried chicken recipe, specially, if we consider something savory for a weekend house jamboree! Its yumminess and the crispy, meaty flavor is finger licking-good, which makes you crave for it even more!

fried chicken
fried chicken

However, many people try to sideline the fried chicken recipes over classic chicken starters, but let me tell you, a simple fried chicken recipe is pretty much simple to make if you go through some classic tips to enhance the golden crispy flavor of chicken breasts. Once you are done with the recipe, you’ll be glad by the crunchy taste of tender, juicy chicken that will outshine all the other usual chicken starters. Also, you would be able to create an excellent finish in your fried chicken recipes if you could get a thermometer to check the oil temperature! If you have been wondering how to make the perfect fried chicken recipes, you’ll find this article very informative, so stay with us till the end!

Is there any Top-Notch Secret for a Yummiest Fried Chicken?!

Well, it could be accepted that all the fried chicken recipes aren’t incredibly flavored, but then are there any special tips that could help you get the very juicy and delicious fried chicken recipes? So, yes, we are going to showcase some simple yet handy tips to enhance the classic flavor and texture of your fried chicken recipe! If you follow these tips next time, your recipe will explode with the lip-smacking flavor and all your folks would be utterly thrilled by your cooking expertise! It doesn’t matter, whether you want to make a simple take-out lunch for a monotonous day or would like to create a big weekend treat for buddies, these tips will enhance the flavor of your fried chicken recipe.

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1. Make proper cuts in the chicken pieces!

Make proper cuts in the chicken pieces!
Make proper cuts in the chicken pieces!

While making any type of fried chicken recipe, always cut the whole chicken into pieces. It does not matter if you buy it as whole or pre-butchered; you should always cut down two to three pieces of big chicken breast. Smaller breast pieces can be cooked more efficiently. The larger breast pieces get golden crisps on the outside even before it is adequately cooked in the inner part. So, in such cases, small breast pieces are much safer to prevent overcooking.

2. A spectacular marinade bath

Any great fried chicken recipe must start with the spectacular marinade! The marinade is a must to raise the natural juiciness in chicken pieces. Many experts who have tried fried chicken recipes will swear by the versatility of buttermilk marinade over many other classic marinades, while others preach about the tangy blend of brine, brine is the blend created from sugar, salt, and other spices melted into water.

3. Good level of patience

If you would like to have the best quality of fried chicken recipe, you should keep a significant amount of patience within you! As the tastiest fried chicken recipes not only require the top-notch tips but also a long duration of bathing in buttermilk marinade. Your chicken pieces should be drenched into the marinade for at least 24 hours and a maximum period of 48 hours.

4. A generous seasoning is must!

Well, you might think that, as you have completely sorted out your spectacular buttermilk brine for the marinade, why would you need any extra traces of salt and spices on your pieces! Well, if you add an extra hint of salt to your chicken pieces after each step, you can effortlessly get rid of existing dullness in taste, and your flavor spike up even more by drizzling up some savory spices on the coating.

5. Suitable cooking oil

Yes, you can use a cast iron pan with a little ½ inch oil to cook the fried chicken, but you will be glad to know that you really don’t require a deep fryer to make a juicy and crunchy fried chicken. Additionally, the type of oil you use in the recipe also influences your recipe as a whole. You should always choose the one that has a high smoke point. Oils such as peanut oil or canola oils are perfect for cooking fried chicken recipe.

6. Correct temperature is a key element!

You should heat up the oil till the temperature rises about 335°F. It is considered as an ideal temperature that could intensify the taste of your chicken recipes with perfect crispy outer parts and juicy, soft insides. You could use a thermometer to check the approximate temperature of the oil. However, you can also check the oil temperature by spilling a little hint of flour into the heated oil. If you see some sizzles around the flour, then yes, it’s the beginning of frying process!

Q&A Hub

How long does chicken take to fry?

How long does chicken take to fry?
How long does chicken take to fry?

It takes around 8 minutes to fry the chicken adequately on every side. However, the frying time can vary in different scenarios as pieces could differ in size and thickness. You should conclude the chicken is cooked if thermometer registers 165 degrees in the thickest meat portion. Also, the outer chicken skin should take up a crispy texture and golden brown color hue.

What oil should I use for frying?

Oils with high smoke points have been considered best to cook the fried chicken recipes. You could use oils such as canola oil, vegetable oil, and peanut oil. These oils are popular and have been opted for frying by many people.

What does soaking chicken in buttermilk do?

Yes, you should! I would highly recommend you to soak your chicken in the buttermilk before frying process. You will have the most juicier and moist chicken if you brine the chicken in buttermilk before frying. The protein in the chicken is broken down by the presence of acid in the milk, which makes the meat much more tender and soft.

Why is my fried chicken not crispy?

The reason is simple, you haven’t used adequate heat for cooking, or it was too high. Alternatively, if you use a very low heat flame, your chicken will take a very long duration to get fried completely. Additionally, it would end up being much oily as well as quite dense. You might find that the skin lacks the right amount of crispiness in such case, and your complete recipe would be spoilt.

Why is my fried chicken dry?

Why is my fried chicken dry?
Why is my fried chicken dry?

This situation might occur if you overcook your meat, which ultimately dries out all the chicken pieces’ moisture. That’s why I always say you should be utterly cautious about preventing your meat from overcooking. The complete meat moisture and protein would be hardened even with a slight temperature rise above about 165 F.

How do you make sure fried chicken is fully cooked?

You can tell if a fried chicken is entirely cooked by checking its color and texture. The deep golden-brown color suggests that chicken is perfectly cooked; just like that, you would see the crispiness on the chicken texture when it is perfectly cooked. However, you should flip your chicken pieces at least once to ensure even cooking.

Easiest Fried Chicken Recipe

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Easiest Fried Chicken Recipe
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This recipe is the simple and very straightforward doorway to learn the toothsome fried chicken recipes. This savory dish is one of the best fried chicken recipes I’ve had till now! Just go through these simple steps, and you’ll be completely mesmerized by the finger-licking-good fried chicken with a crispier outside and succulent meat on the inside. If you have been searching for an ultimate main course treat to delight your family, this is an ideal recipe for you! Light, crunchy, and simple-to-make, it makes the perfect option for any newbie who would like to learn fried chicken recipes!
Servings Prep Time
4 Servings 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
40 minutes 1 HRS
Servings Prep Time
4 Servings 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
40 minutes 1 HRS
Fried chicken recipes
Easiest Fried Chicken Recipe
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This recipe is the simple and very straightforward doorway to learn the toothsome fried chicken recipes. This savory dish is one of the best fried chicken recipes I’ve had till now! Just go through these simple steps, and you’ll be completely mesmerized by the finger-licking-good fried chicken with a crispier outside and succulent meat on the inside. If you have been searching for an ultimate main course treat to delight your family, this is an ideal recipe for you! Light, crunchy, and simple-to-make, it makes the perfect option for any newbie who would like to learn fried chicken recipes!
Servings Prep Time
4 Servings 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
40 minutes 1 HRS
Servings Prep Time
4 Servings 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
40 minutes 1 HRS
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Keep all the chicken breast pieces in two plastic wraps. Take a meat mallet and lightly pound them with it till it becomes 1/4" thick.
  2. Whisk together egg and milk in a one shallow bowl. Take another shallow bowl and pour flour, spices, salt, and cornstarch in it; whisk all ingredients together. Ensure your dredging station is all-ready.
  3. At first, dredge the chicken pieces in milk and afterward in a flour blend. Keep repeating the process until all the chicken pieces are evenly coated. Keep the pieces in the fridge and start preparing your preferred choice of gravy.
  4. Fry the pieces: Take a large-sized skillet and set it over a medium heat flame. Stream 1/2" to 1" oil and heat it till gets hot. One by one, fry all the chicken pieces for 8 minutes or until they take up some golden-brown hue. Drain the excess oil by laying all the pieces on a plate lined with a paper towel.
  5. Bring on some gravy and serve chicken.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Easiest Fried Chicken Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 247 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 518mg 22%
Potassium 178mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 50g 17%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 4g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 2%
Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 6%
Iron 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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