Monday, February 8, 2010

Regular and Spicy Fried Chicken

  • chicken pieces (legs, breast, thighs)
  • cooking oil
  • cayenne pepper powder or chili flakes (for the spicy ones)
  • paprika (optional)
  • curry powder
  • all-purpose flour
*** Marinade:
  • garlic, crushed
  • salt
  • pepper

  • Rub salt, pepper and garlic on the chicken pieces and let it sit for at least half an hour, the natural juices from the chicken will mix with the three ingredients and will become a yummy marinade. Remember that chicken meat is different from that of pork and beef, do not over-marinate it.
  • Rub lots of cayenne pepper or chili flakes on some chicken pieces to spice it up a little and set aside like you would with the non-spicy ones.*
  • Mix some all-purpose flour and curry powder for the breading, curry powder will add a little color and tang to your fried chicken.
  • For the spicy ones, mix cayenne pepper and all-purpose flour and use that as a breading.*
  • Roll the chicken pieces in the prepared breading and then deep fry it until golden brown.
  • For that eye-popping, ear-smoking and tongue-numbing hotness sprinkle (as much as you like and can take) of cayenne pepper and paprika powder on the spicy chicken pieces.*
  • Serve hot with lots and lots of rice.
* spicy fried chicken steps

If you'll closely look at the featured photo, you'll see a big difference in color between the regular and the spicy fried chicken so chances of mixing it up can be slim, but not a hundred percent fool-proof. I suggest you take the necessary precautions *grins*.

Happy cooking!


Catherine said...

Mmm, this sounds delicious!

JBs Cookinglady said...

This chicken looks really good and crispy. I'm always looking for new chicken recipe's

Thanks for sharing

Nhil / The Chefs Daughter said...

Fried chicken is an all time favorite for me. :)

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mei said...

that chicken looks really delicious! I have been wanting to learn how to make fried chicken!! its the batter/breading that I have no idea how to. Great thing there!

Pinay Expat Blogger said...

I love chicken recipes! Thanks for sharing.... Can I xlink with you? tnx..

maiylah said...

all time fave namin dito sa bahay, lol! :D

May said...

Looks yummy! As a matter fact I am having fried chicken today.

Chef Matt and Megs said...

Thanks, now I'm in the mood for fried chicken! :) Please come check out some of my recipes @

OneDay said...

Yum! Mouth watering. :-) Always healthier to make your own fried chicken.

TR Hughes said...

Yay - Fried Chicken.

I need to make this soon!