Fried to perfection, this crispy chicken is flavored with garlic, chipotle and lime.
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When making fried chicken, bone-in is really the way to go as the bone helps to retain more moisture...making for more juicy fried chicken.
But it is not a must...if you have "fussy" eaters then you can do some boneless. You could even do some chicken tenders if you like.
A good test for yourself when you are making the chicken would be to do one bone-less and one bone-in to see which one you prefer and whether or not you notice a difference. Hope this helps!
Thanks for the quick reply you gave me the other day. Instead of using breast I decided try jointing as chicken as per the e-learning instruction. It was great and it's easy too!! I've learnt something new and it was so easy, I was doing it incorrectly previously but now all good! So I've done the recipe with a whole jointed chook.
Being in Australia I was unable to find chipolte peppers in our grocery store, I'm sure maybe in a specialty stores I could have but I used an Asian hot chilli sauce instead.
I don't eat a lot of fried food esp things like KFC, but this was amazing, I used all organic free range ingredients and it tasted beautiful, with a salad on the side yummo!!!
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I have been butchering my own chickens for years. usually I break them down into drums, thighs, breasts, wings etc. only packages. To tired this year. I froze them whole.
Can I carve off what I want from a partially thawed chicken and refreeze the rest of the rest of the carcass with out worry?
Rarely do we ever fry in this amount of oil and so I felt very naughty making this. I don't have a deep frying thermometer and so I had to guess at the temperature but luck seems to have been with me as the thighs and drumsticks became a beautiful brown. I did have to bake the thighs a bit longer than 15 minutes ( they were large organic) but this was a real winner tonight. Next time I will use the full amount of chipotle pepper puree as I only used 1 tsp. this time. I marinated the chicken for 24 hours and was surprised to see eggs in the marinade but it sure worked. This chicken was a real treat:)
Indeed you can use cornstarch instead of flour when frying chicken. The difference will be that the chicken will have a bit more crunch or crispiness.
Cornstarch is commonly used in Chinese cuisine. For example, sweet and sour pork is made by dredging the pork in cornstarch before deep frying. Also, chicken karaage is another common use of cornstarch in Chinese cooking.
Here is a recipe for chicken karaage and a bit more info about it - No Recipe | Chicken Karaage.
I say go for it Gus and let us know how it turned out for you. Cheers!
I imagine (from doing a quick search online) that chipotle paste is basically the same thing. Of course brands may be different. For that reason, I would say that you will have to experiment with quantities. I would say maybe start with half of the amount of chipotle (unless you like things spicy). Either that or you can simply taste the paste, if it's super hot use less, if it's fairly mellow, feel free to use more. Hope this helps!
I haven't yet tried this recipe, but I think I might do so in the near future. Although I am not a big fan of fried foods (especially for the main dish as I am a health nut), I think I just might try it (mostly for practice with carving my own poultry). I was thinking of matching it with sweet potatoes that I would roast in the oven with sea salt, freshly cracked black pepper, butter, and chopped parsley, my own Southern okra stew, fresh bread, and a salad. Of course, fruit, dessert, and a fresh drink would be involved as well. What do you suggest?
Sounds like perhaps your pan was too shallow for the amount of oil. Regardless of how high the heat is or was it should not overflow as this is very dangerous. Next time I suggest that you use a deeper pan or perhaps less oil, but of course there should still be enough oil to shallow fry the chicken. Hope this helps. Cheers!