Another day, another blog …
Good Day everyone ! Hope the week so far has been as eventful and enjoyable for you as mine has ! Its been hectic at the office and relaxing after work hours, so I decided one of these days .. Why not experiment with Fried Chicken ?
Its easy breezy but I wouldn’t say as good as KFC, they are a class apart ! I also have a few tips and tricks up my sleeve for the coating which I will reveal during the course of the preparation. So here we go !
Shopping List :
- 6 Chicken Thighs
- 2 cups Buttermilk
- 6 cloves garlic crushed
- 1 tsp Paprika Powder
- 1 Tsp crushed Rosemary, Basil and Oregano
- Breadcrumbs/Corn Flour (This is for the coating)
- 1 egg
- 1 Tbsp. finely chopped parsley
- Salt and Pepper
First of all you need to wash the chicken thoroughly and then pat it with a dry paper towel and leave it aside. Make small slits with a knife or you could even fork it. This will ensure that the marination penetrates the meat and it also remains juicy.
In a big bowl, pour in the buttermilk ( In case its not easily available, ask me 🙂 ) add the garlic, paprika, herbs, parsley, salt and pepper. Mix it up well and then put the chicken in and make sure it soaks well for at least an hour before preparation.
Now take 2 plates and 1 bowl. In the bowl break an egg and beat it well till its frothy. in one plate add flour and in the second one add the breadcrumbs. If you want very crispy skin, you just need egg and cornflour ( omit the flour and breadcrumbs ).
Heat up a pan/skillet with oil and a knob of butter. Take the chicken and shake it a little, then dip it in the flour first then the egg mixture and lastly breadcrumbs. In case you are using only cornflour and egg, then first dip the chicken in egg and then the cornflour.
Place the chicken skin side down first and fry till both sides are golden brown. Then place it on a baking tray, and pop it in a preheated oven for 7 minutes so that the chicken cooks on the inside.
Also make sure that you do not keep the chicken marinade overnight as the buttermilk may turn sour and spoil !
So do try out this recipe and let me know how it turned out 😀 !