Let me start off by saying, I am fairly new to cooking. There’s a A LOT of stuff I’m still learning, so don’t get all judgey on me, ok?
Alright guys. I have two cooking goals this year, and that is to master a fried chicken and mac & cheese recipe.
And I would like to say, I think I am one step closer to finding THAT fried chicken recipe.
I usually leave the frying chicken to my mom but since moving, I have had to learn how to do it myself. My mom is a old school cook, she doesn’t measure anything. Which means, I can’t really get a recipe from her and expect it to turn out just like hers. Hers barely comes out tasting the same. So if you’re wondering why I just won’t grab a recipe from her….
I have tried 4 different fried chicken recipes since moving on my own and this fourth one was the best yet.
I have tried two from Coop Can Cook (who I will talk about on a later post) and a KFC copycat recipe (I would like to try that one again). But the one I tried today was from Grandbaby Cakes. And it was good!!
(I’m thinking about sharing and reviewing the recipes I use, for those who are interested.)
I pretty much followed this recipe to a T, except I used 2 cups of flour instead of 2 1/2. I always feel like my fried chicken comes out tasting too flour-y. And I honestly don’t think you need all that flour, so I eliminated half a cup and it turned out just fine.
I also dipped the chicken in the flour twice. The recipe wants you to let the chicken sit for about 15 mins after you coat it but I thought the chicken looked like it needed to be dipped again, so I did it 🤷🏾♀️. Right before I finally dropped them in oil.
A big thing for me, was learning the right temp to fry in. I like the tip Grandbaby Cakes gives in this recipe. Which was tossing the flour in and seeing if it sizzles. I learned that frying the chicken on high is not the way to go. I put my dial on medium high, a 6 on my stove, and I give it about 15 mins to heat up. That worked out really well.
But other than that, I think that this was a great recipe. Although I wish she would have thrown in the exact cooking times for chicken. Which when I looked up, was about 10-12 mins, depending on if it’s white or dark meat. I think I cooked mine fir about 10 mins but I do have a meat thermometer, so I checked to make sure my thickest pieces had reached 165°. If you’re new too cooking like me, I would definitely pick one up. I think the worst thing that could happen to you as a new cook is getting someone sick because you didn’t clean or cook your food thoroughly. That would totally discourage me, at least.
But I am here for all my new cooks out there! I will be posting these cooking blogs for you.
I still plan on trying other fried chicken recipes but this will definitely be my go to fried chicken until further notice.
For the pro cooks, how do you guys fry your chicken? If you have any recipes links, please share!