Recipe & Video KFC Style Spicy Buttermilk Fried Chicken

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KFC Style Spicy Buttermilk Fried Chicken
View: https://youtu.be/azarDUAPzk8


Ingredients:
  • 500 g chicken thighs (drumsticks and whole legs)
  • 1 cup full cream milk
  • 2 tbsp yogurt
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 cup all purpose flour (plain)
  • 1 cup cornflour (corn starch)
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
Instructions
  • In a mixing bowl, add 1 cup cream milk, 2 tbsp yogurt, 2 egg whites, 1 tsp salt, mix
  • In a small bow, mix paprika, cayenne, onion, garlic powder, 1 tsp salt and 1 tsp brown sugar
  • Dip chicken pieces to spice mix and add them to the marinade
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours
  • Add 1 cup flour, ½ cup corn starch and 1 tsp baking powder to the remaining spice mix and mix all
  • Heat up the oil to 160 / 170 C
  • Coat marinated chickens with spice flour mix
  • Repeat the same with marinade and spice mix again
  • Fry 15 minutes until golden brown
  • Place on a cooling rack and serve
 

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I googled "full cream milk" and it looks like a substitute would be milk and butter. Does that sound about right? If not, what would you suggest as a substitute if I can't find full cream milk?
 

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KFC Style Spicy Buttermilk Fried Chicken
View: https://youtu.be/azarDUAPzk8


Ingredients:
  • 500 g chicken thighs (drumsticks and whole legs)
  • 1 cup full cream milk
  • 2 tbsp yogurt
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 cup all purpose flour (plain)
  • 1 cup cornflour (corn starch)
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
Instructions
  • In a mixing bowl, add 1 cup cream milk, 2 tbsp yogurt, 2 egg whites, 1 tsp salt, mix
  • In a small bow, mix paprika, cayenne, onion, garlic powder, 1 tsp salt and 1 tsp brown sugar
  • Dip chicken pieces to spice mix and add them to the marinade
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours
  • Add 1 cup flour, ½ cup corn starch and 1 tsp baking powder to the remaining spice mix and mix all
  • Heat up the oil to 160 / 170 C
  • Coat marinated chickens with spice flour mix
  • Repeat the same with marinade and spice mix again
  • Fry 15 minutes until golden brown
  • Place on a cooling rack and serve
I printed your recipe today. We're going to skip the salmon soup rerun and change it to these yummies! Thanks for sharing, Hungry Man. I'll post a pic if I don't burn the house; I don't own a deep fryer.
 

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I'm going to guess and say you could use anything from whole milk to whipping cream (not heavy cream), though I'd use buttermilk... :whistling:

Buttermilk makes a great marinade for chicken. The acids in the buttermilk tenderize the meat. Just don't marinate the chicken for too long (2-4 hours), or the texture of the meat will suffer.

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Buttermilk makes a great marinade for chicken. The acids in the buttermilk tenderize the meat. Just don't marinate the chicken for too long (2-4 hours), or the texture of the meat will suffer.

CD

I've added white vinegar to milk to make buttermilk but I've only done that for cornbread. I'm not sure it's a good idea for a chicken soak though. I usually don't buy it because I never use it all up but I might do that to try this recipe.
 

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I printed your recipe today. We're going to skip the salmon soup rerun and change it to these yummies! Thanks for sharing, Hungry Man. I'll post a pic if I don't burn the house; I don't own a deep fryer.

A Dutch oven works great for deep frying. You can also shallow fry chicken -- very common with Southern cooks. However, it is messy. That's grease around my cast iron skillet.

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I've added white vinegar to milk to make buttermilk but I've only done that for cornbread. I'm not sure it's a good idea for a chicken soak though. I usually don't buy it because I never use it all up but I might do that to try this recipe.
Buy that buttermilk. Then I'll give you some ideas on what else to do with it. I buy it every couple of weeks.
 

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A Dutch oven works great for deep frying. You can also shallow fry chicken -- very common with Southern cooks. However, it is messy. That's grease around my cast iron skillet.

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CD
Thanks for the tip, caseydog. Luckily I've deep fried food before (e.g. doughnuts, churros, funnel cakes and chicken). It's just the lack of a deep fryer, the mess you pictured (and the lack of a 2€ oil thermometer) that I'm concerned about. I'll buy a therm' tomorrow and fry the chicken in a large steel pan.
 
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