Crispy Halal Fried Chicken Recipe | Finger-Licking Good!
8 pieces of halal chicken (drumsticks, wings, or bone-in pieces of your choice)
2 cups buttermilk
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (adjust to taste)
Vegetable oil for frying
Halal Fried Chicken, with its irresistible golden crust and juicy interior, is a classic comfort food loved by many. In this recipe, we’ll show you how to create that perfect crispy texture.
Marinating the Chicken:
In a large bowl, place the chicken pieces and pour buttermilk over them.
Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight if possible. This buttermilk soak will tenderize the chicken and infuse it with flavor.
Breading the Chicken:
In a separate bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, salt, black pepper, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and cayenne pepper. Mix well to create the seasoned flour.
Remove the chicken from the buttermilk, allowing any excess liquid to drip off.
Coat each piece of chicken thoroughly in the seasoned flour mixture, pressing gently to ensure it adheres.
Frying to Perfection:
Heat vegetable oil in a deep skillet or large frying pan over medium-high heat. The oil should reach a temperature of 350-375°F (175-190°C).
Carefully place the breaded chicken pieces into the hot oil. Fry in batches if necessary, ensuring not to overcrowd the pan.
Fry for about 12-15 minutes, turning occasionally, until the chicken is golden brown and the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C).
Remove the fried chicken using a slotted spoon and place it on a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess oil.
Serve your crispy Halal Fried Chicken hot with classic accompaniments like mashed potatoes, coleslaw, or cornbread.
Customize the flavors by drizzling with honey for a sweet and spicy twist or adding hot sauce for extra heat.
Tips and Variations:
For an extra crispy crust, double-dip the chicken: dip it back into the buttermilk and then into the seasoned flour before frying.
Adjust the level of spiciness by increasing or decreasing the amount of cayenne pepper in the seasoning mixture.
Explore different herbs and spices to create unique flavor profiles for your fried chicken.
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