What’s your favorite fast food chain? For those of us who are more partial to burgers, a nice trip to McDonalds or Burger King will probably do the trip. If you like a little more spice or a more south-of-the-border flavor, you might take a trip to Taco Bell or Chipotle. No matter where you like to eat, let’s face it: we all love fast food probably more than we should. Still, eating out all the time can really do a number on your budget. Sometimes, the trick is to find a way to recreate these delicious dishes right at home.
Although we haven’t mentioned it yet, one of the most delicious and uncrackable fast food recipes is Kentucky Fried Chicken’s spice mixture in their fried chicken. Fortunately, we have a delicious recipe for you today that comes very close to replicating the amazing flavor of the real thing. If you follow these instructions correctly, you can make all the delicious fried chicken you want, right at home. So let’s get started.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 6-8 pieces of chicken (thighs and drumsticks preferably)
- 2 cups of buttermilk
- 1 teaspoon of pepper
- 1 teaspoon of chili powder
- 1 teaspoon of parsley
- 1 teaspoon of paprika
- 3 large eggs
- 2 cups of all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons of salt
- 1 teaspoon of thyme
- 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon of onion powder
- 1 large Ziploc bag
- peanut oil
Here’s what you do:
1. To start things off, take your chicken pieces and season them lightly with salt and pepper before setting them aside. After that, get a shallow bowl and whisk your eggs together.
2. In a bigger mixing bowl, combine your flour, chili powder, parsley, paprika, thyme, garlic powder and onion powder.
3. Next, open up your large Ziploc bag and pour in half of your flour and seasoning mixture, saving the rest for later.
4. After that, pour your buttermilk into a shallow bowl and dip your chicken pieces in it two at a time. Once they’re well coated, drop them in the Ziploc bag and shake very well, coating them with the flour mixture.
5. Once all the pieces are coated, set them carefully on a wire rack or a sheet nearby. After that, dip each of the pieces in your whisked egg mixture until they’re coated in that as well.
6. Working gradually, dip your egg-soaked chicken pieces in the bowl of the remaining flour mixture as well, working carefully to coat the chicken evenly. Do this until all the pieces are well-coated.
7. After that, get a wide and semi-deep skillet and fill it halfway full with peanut oil. Let it sit over medium-high to high heat until it gets very hot but not boiling—approximately 325 degrees is ideal. Once it’s hot enough, carefully drop your pieces of chicken in it without overcrowding the pan.
8. Finally, fry the chicken until the outside skin turns golden brown and crispy all over. Be sure to cut into a piece or two to make sure the juices run clear and it’s actually done cooking. Once they’re done, take the pieces out and put them on a wire rack with paper towels underneath to drain the excess oil. When it all looks good, you can dig in!
While this recipe is a little more involved than some of the other ones we often post on this website, each of the steps is straightforward and easy to complete. If you’re careful while you’re cooking, the result will be some unbelievably delicious fried chicken—all in the comfort of your own home. Give this recipe a shot and let us know how it goes!
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Source: My Incredible Recipes