I love me some chicken.. and I love me some southern fried chicken but I have vowed never to get a deep fat fryer and I hate the smell of oil after deep-frying. So I had to dig deep to get this one right, yes took a couple of goes and many a guinea pig to test it out but it was worth all the pain and suffering in the end my friends. It is also kind of healthy I did say kind of! Here’s the perfect cheat recipe for y’all.
1 pack of mixed chicken pieces (you could use even a pack of chicken wings or drumsticks )
1 whole chicken cut into pieces
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon of ground chilli (optional)
1/2 cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
3 tablespoon of butter / margarine (you could go as light as you wish)
salt / pepper to taste
1 1/2 cups of flour
1 teaspoon of Caribbeanbeandub’s hot pepper sauce (if your like me then you’ll probably use more than that)
Before we talk about seasoning and marinade anything you need wash your chicken with your lemon. Cut it into wedges and literally rub all over the skin .
Place you chicken pieces in a bowl I would try to do this at least four hours before your about to cook them. Add the chilli, cayenne pepper, white pepper, paprika, salt and pepper.
With you finger mix it all together making sure that all the chicken pieces are coated.
Cover and Place in the fridge for a couple of hours for better results overnight would be perfect.
Pour your flour onto a plate or large bowl, in another bowl beat an egg and add hot sauce.
Sometimes I even put a bit of black pepper in the flour.
Turn your oven on the highest it can go mine is 250 c
Place a large baking tray with I’d say 2 generous tablespoons of butter and put it in the oven to melt.
Dip you chicken into the egg mix then press it into the flour. Repeat until everything is coated.
When the butter is melted and the oven is really hot carefully place your chicken into the tray.
Mine usually takes about 45 -60 minutes make sure to turn it after about 20 minutes.
I guarantee you will be surprised at how good this taste. Don’t forget to tag TheCaribbeanDub I do love a bit of food porn!
Thanks for reading TCDub xxx