Fried chicken is an easy-to-prepare recipe, loved by young and old, and it is one of my favorite foods. It is a good option when gathering with friends, especially if we serve it with a bottle of hot sauce to increase the flavor.
- 2 lbs cut-up chicken
- Peanut oil for frying
- Seasoning blend
- 1 cup hot sauce
- 4 eggs
- 1/3 cup water
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 1/4 teaspoons fresh ground black pepper
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- First, heat the peanut oil in a large, deep saucepan to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, filling it no more than halfway so the hot oil does not spill out.
- To prepare the sauce mixture, take a medium-sized bowl, and whisk the eggs with the water.
- Then add the hot sauce and mix well.
- Pour this mixture into a large zip-top plastic bag and set it aside.
- For the spice mixture: In a small bowl, combine 1 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper, and 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder.
- Now to prepare the dredging mixture, in another bowl, mix the flour, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and baking powder.
- Rinse chicken pieces with a paper towel and let them dry.
- Cut the breast pieces in half, and sprinkle them all generously with the spice mixture on both sides.
- Drop a few chicken pieces into the sauce mixture bag we prepared earlier and crush to coat well.
- Taking one piece at a time, roll the chicken in the flour mixture and put it in the hot oil.
The chicken pieces don’t have to be crowded. cook half of them every time.
- Fry the chicken until it becomes crispy and brown.
Dark meat will take about 14 minutes, and white meat will take about 10 minutes.
Remember that small pieces cook faster than large pieces.
You can check for doneness by piercing the bone in the thickest part with a fork.
- Arrange paper towels on a large plate and place the finished chicken pieces on it, then serve.