Friday, December 21, 2012

Fried Chicken/Homemade KFC

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)
Salt: needed
Oil: 4tbsp

Flour Mix
Maida/Plain flour: 2 cups
Rice Flour: 1tsp(optional) (I added it)
Pepper powder: ¼ tsp
Paprika powder: ½ tsp
Baking Powder: ½ tsp
Salt: needed

Egg: 2
Milk/Water: 4tbsp

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.


Julie said...

very crisp & perfect like KFC & much better too:)

divyagcp said...

Chicken looks so delicious and tempting exactly like the one from KFC.. You can say it is much better than that, because this is home made.. Loving it :)

Suja Manoj said...

Love this,you made it perfectly dear,drool

Vimitha Durai said...

Love KFC style chicken. Looks yum

divya said...

Looks very tempting. Yum Yum.

Unknown said...

Fried chicken always tastes better with the skin on...looks so gorgeous...

Ganga Sreekanth said...

Kollam kollam fasee

Beena said...

Yummy fry

Hamaree Rasoi said...

so crunchy and my son's fav non veg starter ..

Unknown said...

Looks so juicy and yummy...

Todays Recipe : Chettinad Egg Curry

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Chicken looks even better than KFc.

zareena said...

Looks yummy dear and that too in a KFC style !!!!!!

Kitchen Simmer said...

Fantastic fried chicken!! Better than KFC. :)