Arguably one of, if not the ultimate kiddie fave! But have you ever wondered how restaurants cook it--crispy on the outside and yet juicy on the inside? Here's the secret: Marinate the chicken pieces in buttermilk or yogurt is the key to juicy fried chicken.
Serves 2 Prep Time 15 minutes, plus marinating time Cooking Time 20 minutes
Here's what you'll need: 1 cup buttermilk or plain yogurt 1 1/2 tablespoons fried chicken seasoning 1/2 kilo chicken pieces (a mix of drumsticks, wings, and thighs) 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon fried chicken seasoning cooking oil for deep-frying (such as vegetable, corn, canola, or peanut oil) gravy or ketchup, to serve (optional)
Make it! 1 Combine buttermilk or yogurt and fried chicken seasoning. Place in a large zip-top bag or container. Add chicken pieces; mix well. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator overnight.
2 Preheat oil in a deep, heavy-bottomed pan until it registers 325°F on a deep-fry thermometer. Drain chicken pieces from yogurt marinade.
3 Combine flour and chicken seasoning on a plate. Dredge chicken in seasoned flour. Deep-fry chicken until golden and crisp. Drain on paper towels to remove excess oil.
4 Serve immediately with gravy or ketchup on the side.
Photography by Miguel Nacianceno. Styling by Rachelle Santos