I have tried so many times to recreate homemade KFC but never got the flaky part perfectly. But this time I was satisfied with result. Every time I went wrong in the first step only. Patting the chicken dry is very important otherwise the upper crust will go soggy and will not get the flaky outcome.
Chicken: 1 kg (with skin)
Maida/Plain flour: 2 cups
Rice Flour: 1tsp(optional) (I added it)
Pepper powder: ¼ tsp
Paprika powder: ½ tsp
Baking Powder: ½ tsp
Oil: for deep frying
Method Of Preparation
Cut the chicken into big pieces and wash and drain. Pat it dry using a towel.
In a bowl add oil, salt and chicken pieces and marinate to about 2-3hours.
In a bowl mix egg and milk well and keep aside.
In another bowl take plain flour and season it with pepper powder, paprika powder, salt and baking powder. Mix well with hand.
Heat oil in a pan (chicken pieces should be fully covered with oil), take the chicken pieces first dip in egg mix well and roll in the flour mix, again dip the same in the egg mix and roll in flour mix, shake off the excess flour and deep fry in oil till done.
Crispy home made KFC is ready to serve.
Note: Patting the chicken dry is very important step, otherwise the chicken will turn soggy.
In flour seasoning you can add onion powder and garlic powder too.
Addition of baking powder makes the chicken more crisper.
Have to use a good lid pan for frying; the best is to use a pressure cooker without putting the weight.
Coat the chicken with flour just at the time of frying. Coating with egg mix and flour mix two times is important.