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Make Your Own Southern-Style Fried Chicken!
  • 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!
    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


    This story originally appeared on Yummy.ph.

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    * Minor edits have been made by the Smartparenting.com.ph editors.

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