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Best Kentucky Style Fried Chicken to Taste

Stephany Sánchez
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Kentucky-style fried chicken

Kentucky-style fried chicken is an American recipe made popular by KFC-style chicken. It is characterized by being made with a brief marinade to season the chicken and a breaded with various elements that make it more crunchy.

In addition, this type of chicken should be fried in plenty of oil so that it is crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. Thanks to this final texture, this type of chicken is loved by adults and children.

Next, we will explain how to prepare this recipe in a simple way, including some recommendations and tips so that your result is perfect.

Kentucky-style fried chicken ingredients

  • Chicken pieces of your choice, the equivalent of 1 pounds and 200 grams.

For the marinade

  • Three eggs.

  • Three-quarter cup of cow's milk.

  • Onion powder, quantity required.

  • Garlic powder, quantity required.

  • Powdered chicken broth, quantity required.

  • Ground salt, amount needed.

  • Ground black pepper, quantity needed.

  • Ground mustard to taste

  • Ground oregano.

To bread the chicken

  • Two cups of all-purpose wheat flour.

  • Two cups of cornstarch or cornstarch.

  • A tablespoon of garlic powder.

  • One tablespoon of onion powder.

  • One tablespoon of powdered chicken broth.

  • Half a tablespoon of ground salt.

  • One tablespoon of ground thyme.

  • Half a tablespoon of ground basil.

  • A tablespoon of paprika.

  • A quarter tablespoon of ground white pepper.

  • Black pepper to taste

  • A tablespoon of curry.

  • Half a tablespoon of ground oregano.

  • A quarter tablespoon of cayenne pepper.

  • A quarter tablespoon of ground mustard.

  • A quarter tablespoon of ground cumin.

  • A quarter tablespoon of ground ginger.

  • Vegetable oil, the amount you consider necessary.

Steps for the preparation of the crispy fried chicken recipe

Note: We will divide the recipe into several phases to better explain each process.

Chicken preparation

  1. Wash the chicken very well and drain it.

  2. If you are cooking breasts, remove the bone and cut it into chunks. If you have chicken wings or thighs, it is best to leave them whole with the skin on.

  3. Place the chicken pieces on a tray and season with salt and pepper to taste. Next, we rub with our hands and turn the chicken pieces to season the back and rub again.

  4. Reserve the chicken.

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Prepared chicken

Preparation of the sauce to marinate and marinate the chicken

  1. In a bowl or large container, add the contents of the three eggs, then add the milk, a small tablespoon of chicken bouillon powder, garlic powder and onion powder.

  2. Then add half a teaspoon of powdered oregano and a pinch of powdered mustard. Finally, sprinkle with black pepper to taste.

  3. With the help of a steel whisk, mix to integrate everything, until you get a homogeneous mixture.

  4. Once we have the mixture well integrated, dip each of the chicken pieces and make sure that each piece is soaked in the sauce.

  5. Cover the bowl with the chicken and sauce with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator to let it rest.

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Chicken marinade

Breaded chicken

  1. Add all the ingredients on the breading list, except for the oil, into a large enough bowl.

  2. With the help of a mixer, mix to integrate all the ingredients very well.

  3. Take out the chicken that you had resting in the refrigerator.

  4. With some kitchen tongs, take one of the marinated chicken pieces and add it to our flour mixture.

  5. Soak the piece very well with the flour until all surfaces are covered and press a little with your hands and shake a little.

  6. Take the chicken piece back to the marinade sauce, soak it again, take it out and take it back to the flour mixture, we squeeze the piece again, shake it and reserve on a tray.

  7. Repeat this process with each of the chicken pieces, remembering that the breading process must be double.

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Breading mix
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Double breaded

Chicken cooking

  1. Place a pot of enough oil on the stove and turn it over to medium high heat.

  2. Wait for the oil to be very hot. You will know that it is very hot when it has changed its heat a little. When this is the case, carefully place the chicken pieces inside one by one.

  3. Let them cook by turning it so that it fries evenly and once the pieces acquire an intense golden color, it will be time to remove them. For this, it usually takes 10 minutes.

  4. Drain the chicken pieces that you take out of the pot a little and place them on a plate with absorbent paper.

  5. Serve immediately while they are still hot, with the contour of your preference and accompanied by tomato sauce to taste.

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Remove the chicken
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Final result of Kentucky-style fried chicken

Recommendations and Tips for a Perfect Kentucky-Style Fried Chicken Recipe

  • Try to choose small pieces of chicken so that they cook in less time.

  • Ideally, add just one tablespoon of salt in total to marinate the chicken.

  • When the chicken pieces are frying, you must be very vigilant turning the pieces and taking care that they do not burn.

  • The cooking time of the chicken pieces can vary. In the case of thighs, it can take about ten minutes, while chicken breasts and wings can only take 5 to 7 minutes.

  • You know that the chicken pieces are practically cooked when the oil bubbles go down.

  • If the oil becomes very hot while the chicken pieces are cooking, turn the heat down to medium.

Takeaways from Kentucky-style fried chicken

Kentucky-style fried chicken is a delicious recipe and ideal for a special lunch or dinner where you want to surprise your children. However, take into account that with the amount of ingredients that we have indicated, you can cook a chicken tray for 4 to 5 people.

We encourage you to try to make this recipe at home, or share it on your social networks so that other people know about it.