I always wanted to fry chicken at home....by fry I mean deep fry. I don't do it much and so it always tempting when I see recipes for fried chicken. And yes, my kids love it, so I had to make it some time right!
I have made oven baked tenders before, the more healthier way you would say but surely frying chicken has a unique taste and surely is much yummier than oven baked chicken.
I decided to try it and tried to keep it below 5 ingredients for simplicity and easiness. For this reason I counted the seasoning and frying which is salt - pepper and oil under one ingredient.
It very simple to make...I made it plain, but you could more seasoning and also more spice to it if you would like it! :)
8- 10 Chicken drumettes, washed (skinned, if required)
garlic - onion powder (you can use a mix or mix them yourselves)
buttermilk, 1 cup yogurt with 1 cup water
1-2 cups panko bread crumbs
Seasoning and frying
salt, pepper as required
Oil for deep frying
Make buttermilk of yogurt, with salt and pepper along with required amount of water. It shouldn't be too thin, neither too thick.
Wash the drumettes and soak in the buttermilk for about an hour.
After an hour, take the drumettes out and lay them on a cookie sheet. (Do not throw away the buttermilk as yet, if you are going to roll it twice)
Sprinkle onion - garlic powder on both sides.
Roll in the panko bread crumbs until coated.
(You can again dip into buttermilk and roll them in the crumbs one more time to give a crispier crust. Alternatively, you can roll it in APF or maida once and second in the bread crumbs. Instead of second dipping into buttermilk, you can use beaten egg.)
Deep / shallow fry in oil, until brown on all sides and cooked inside. It takes about 6-8 minutes.
Serve hot with any dipping sauce or eat it plain.
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