Paprika fried chicken

 

Today’s recipe is Paprika fried chicken, inspired by the Southern fried chicken which is more commonly known as KFC (Kentucky fried chicken). It is a favourite amongst all age groups. Easy to make; great to taste; hard to share.

  • Cuisine: Southern US
  • Preparation time: 30 minutes
  • Cooking time: 30 minutes
  • Serves: 6

Ingredients:

  • Chicken 1 Kg (thighs with or without bone)- you can also make it with chicken legs
  • Garlic paste 1 tablespoon
  • Ginger paste 1 teaspoon
  • Lemon juice 1 teaspoon
  • Black pepper 1 teaspoon
  • Cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon (1 tablespoon if you would like it to be spicy)
  • Paprika 1 teaspoon
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for deep frying

Chicken coating:

  • Egg 1 large
  • Milk 2 tablespoons
  • Plain flour 2 cups
  • Cornflour 1/2 cup
  • Breadcrumbs (golden)- you can buy it in the supermarket 1/2 cup
  • Paprika 1 tablespoon
  • Salt to taste

Method:

1. Marinate the chicken pieces (boneless or with bone) with garlic paste, ginger paste, lemon juice, black pepper, cayenne pepper, paprika and salt to taste. Cover it with a cling film and leave it aside for a few hours.

2. To prepare the coating:

  • Beat the egg in a large bowl, add milk and mix it well.
  • In a separate bowl, add plain flour, cornflour, breadcrumbs, paprika and salt to taste. Mix all the ingredients well.

Method:

1. Dip the chicken pieces in the egg and milk batter and coat it in the flour mixture.

2. After coating it, leave it on a plate for 20 minutes.

3. Heat sufficient oil in a deep non-stick pan, so that the chicken pieces completely immerse in the oil.

4. Drop the chicken pieces one by one, when the oil is hot. You can cook 4-5 pieces at a time, depending upon the size of the pieces.

5. Fry till it becomes golden brown on each side (this would take 1-2 minutes). Reduce the flame and leave the pieces in the oil for 20 minutes.

6. Remove the chicken pieces from the oil and drain it on a kitchen towel to remove excess oil.

7. Serve hot with a bowl of fries, salad and a dip of your choice. Please try this recipe and enjoy crispy and tasty fried chicken. Let me know if you liked it!

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