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Recognizing a good fried chicken, starts from sight to the first bite, it is not very difficult to know because whoever has tried a good fried chicken knows what I am talking about.
Crispy and golden on the outside, the meat is juicy and seasoned to perfection, with each bite you get a little piece of heaven, it’s great!
Preparing fried chicken is not that difficult, in fact there are many recipes with few or several ingredients that you can prepare at home.
But be careful, always being careful not to make the most common mistakes, which ruin any recipe. Do you want to know them?
First of all, let’s start with the base of any recipe: chicken.
The chicken is tasteless
It doesn’t matter if you choose legs, thighs or breast, it is always important to season or marinate it.
I personally like to marinate it since everything is impregnated with a lot of flavor. Never skip this step as it is the foundation of any good fried chicken.
Tip: chop it with a fork so that all the marinade will reach the bone.
In this link I share a great recipe to marinate it in just 30 minutes.
Accompany your fried chicken with this delicious recipe coleslaw and carrot salad without mayonnaise, it tastes the same but is healthier!
A thick layer of dough remains
Now let’s get on with the crunchy topping, it doesn’t matter if you choose a cereal, flour or panko base, the biggest mistake is making it huge and thick.
Besides that it can be raw, it is not pleasant at all, so there is nothing left to say to avoid it at all costs.
Check out this article and learn how to make the perfect crust from fried chicken easy.
The oil is very cold or very hot
Finally for frying, there is always the option of using vegetable oil or as in the classic vegetable shortening recipe.
Check that the temperature is correct and not too high. You can check it with a kitchen thermometer or add a piece of bread, if it starts to bubble, it will be ready.
Add the chicken pieces one by one, although you should avoid putting too many, as they lower the temperature and can be raw.
The chicken is raw
Check that it is browning evenly.
To check that the fried chicken is perfect, insert a knife to the bone of the chicken, if it bleeds, it means that it is not cooked.
Remember that the time may vary depending on the size of the chicken piece.
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