Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Fried chicken(Theedee's way)

I usually prefer baked chicken but when I crave for fried chicken this is how I do it. I like to season my chicken the night before so that it marinates well, but that's only if you have time. There are 2 ways I like to do this, I have both ways below.


Ingredients:
  • 3 lbs of chicken(I use quartered leg chicken)
  • 2 tablespoons seasoning salt(I use lawry's as always)
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons onga 3-mix spices(that is if you have, you can find some in some african markets)
  • 2 teaspoons parsley flakes
  • 1 teaspoon crushed pepper(optional)
  • 1/2 a gallon of oil
Ingredients 2: 
  • 2 onions
  • 3 scotch bonnet pepper(jamaican hot pepper)
  • 1 jalepeno pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons ginger
  • 2 tablespoons seasoning salt
  • 2 tablespoons black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon crushed pepper(optional)
Method:
  1. Wash and cut the chicken into two pieces (drumstick and thigh, that is if you are using quartered legs like I do), remove skin and fat(this is by choice only but I don't like my chicken with the skin on,it bothers me lol)
  2. Soak in water and a tablespoon of vinegar for about 10mins
  3. Season the chicken with the ingredients, making sure that every part of the chicken gets some of the seasoning, let it marinate overnight
  4. In a big pot, steam the chicken till its no longer, heat up oil in a frying pan and fry chicken until its brown(shown in the picture below)
Method 2:
  1. Start with step 1-2 in the first method
  2. Blend onions,pepper,ginger and ginger, season chicken with blended ingredients then with seasoning salt and remaining of the ingredients, let it marinate overnight
  3. In a big pot, steam the chicken till its no longer, heat up oil in a frying pan and fry chicken until its brown(shown in the picture below)
Some of the ingredients
Before mixing it all on the chicken


All seasoned and ready for the fridge

Stages of the fried chicken

Steaming

Looks like its deep frying

All ready! :-D


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