Who doesn’t like fried chicken? We all do! But making it at home doesn’t sound like a good idea because the chicken turns dry and admittedly doesn’t taste as good as it does in your neighbourhood restaurant. If you love fried chicken as much as we do but hate going out to have that each time, read on.
You are about to know the recipe of probably the best fried chicken you’ve ever had in your life. Roll up your sleeves and jump in:
Here’s what you need:
- 1 whole chicken cut into 10 pieces
- 1 cup of fresh buttermilk
- 10 drops of tobacco sauce
- 5 cups of all-purpose flour
- ½ tbsp. of garlic powder
- ½ tbsp. of smoked paprika
- ½ tsp. of cayenne pepper
- ½ tbsp. dried thyme
- ½ tbsp. freshly ground pepper
- ½ tbsp. of dry roasted cumin powder
- Peanut oil or vegetable oil for frying
- Salt to taste
- Combine buttermilk, tobacco sauce, and a bit of salt and marinate the chicken in the mixture. Make sure the chicken is well coated in the marinade. Let it marinate overnight or at least 5 hours in the refrigerator.
- Remove the chicken from the refrigerator an hour before frying.
- In a separate bowl, combine the flour and all the other spices.
- Throw the chicken pieces into the flour mixture one by one and once nicely coated, dust and lower it into the oil.
- Fry the chicken on one side for about 3 minutes, and then flip. Fry till the pieces are a beautiful brown all over.
- Remove the chicken from oil, sprinkle some sea salt over it, and devour.
There you go! This chicken tastes best with a honey or a mayo dip. Happy cooking and Bon Appetit.