Fried chicken

Based on 39 ratings

Mason

Contributor

Difficulty

Easy 👌
25
min.
Preparation
10
min.
Baking
0
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-6+
chicken legs (whole)
200 g all-purpose flour
2 tbsp garlic powder
2 tbsp onion powder
2 tbsp salt
1 tbsp pepper
2 tbsp paprika
eggs
60 ml water
2 tbsp Tabasco
1 tbsp baking powder
salt
vegetable oil for deep frying
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

  • oven
  • small bowl
  • cutting board
  • knife
  • 2 large bowls
  • whisk
  • tongs
  • frying pan
  • baking sheet
  • parchment paper

Nutrition per serving

Cal
903
Protein
50 g
Fat
67 g
Carb
26 g
  • Step 1/5

    Preheat oven to 200°C/400°F. In a small bowl, mix together garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, and paprika.
    • 2 tbsp garlic powder
    • 2 tbsp onion powder
    • 2 tbsp salt
    • 1 tbsp pepper
    • 2 tbsp paprika
    • oven
    • small bowl

    Preheat oven to 200°C/400°F. In a small bowl, mix together garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, and paprika.

  • Step 2/5

    Carefully cut chicken legs in half at the joint. Rub them generously with spice rub, setting any excess spice rub aside.
    • chicken legs
    • cutting board
    • knife

    Carefully cut chicken legs in half at the joint. Rub them generously with spice rub, setting any excess spice rub aside.

  • Step 3/5

    In a large bowl, whisk together egg, water, and Tabasco. In a separate large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, a pinch of salt, and the excess spice rub.
    • eggs
    • 60 ml water
    • 2 tbsp Tabasco
    • 200 g flour
    • 1 tbsp baking powder
    • salt
    • 2 large bowls
    • whisk

    In a large bowl, whisk together egg, water, and Tabasco. In a separate large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, a pinch of salt, and the excess spice rub.

  • Step 4/5

    Dip chicken pieces in the egg mixture until well coated on all sides. Lightly shake to remove excess liquid. Then dredge chicken in flour mixture until a thick and even crust is formed. Repeat these steps for a thicker crust if desired.
    • tongs

    Dip chicken pieces in the egg mixture until well coated on all sides. Lightly shake to remove excess liquid. Then dredge chicken in flour mixture until a thick and even crust is formed. Repeat these steps for a thicker crust if desired.

  • Step 5/5

    Preheat frying oil over medium-high heat in a large, deep frying pan. The right temperature is reached when small bubbles form when a wooden spoon is held into the oil. Fry chicken pieces in batches until brown and crispy for approx. 3 - 5 min. Transfer to a lined baking sheet and bake in a preheated oven at 200°C/400°F for approx. 10 - 15 min. Remove from oven and enjoy with lemon wedges and dipping sauces of your choice!
    • vegetable oil for deep frying
    • frying pan
    • baking sheet
    • parchment paper

    Preheat frying oil over medium-high heat in a large, deep frying pan. The right temperature is reached when small bubbles form when a wooden spoon is held into the oil. Fry chicken pieces in batches until brown and crispy for approx. 3 - 5 min. Transfer to a lined baking sheet and bake in a preheated oven at 200°C/400°F for approx. 10 - 15 min. Remove from oven and enjoy with lemon wedges and dipping sauces of your choice!