Making fried chicken at home isn’t as hard as you think!
Plus, extra crispy chicken fresh from the fryer is an experience that just can’t be beat! Here’s how to make it.
Chicken legs and thighs Canola oil Cornstarch Egg Buttermilk All-purpose flour Kosher salt Black pepper Baking powder Paprika Cayenne Chili powder Garlic powder
Have separate bowls of cornstarch, egg and buttermilk, and flour and seasonings.
Dredge a piece of chicken in the cornstarch, then the egg mixture, and finally into the flour and seasonings.
Fry the chicken one piece at a time, flipping once if it’s not submerged, until an internal temperature of 160ºF is reached.
Carefully remove the chicken from the oil and let it drain on a rack. Repeat with the remaining chicken.
When all is said and done, you’ll have homemade fried chicken with a crispy crust and juicy, tender meat and irresistible flavor!
This easy fried chicken recipe is perfect for beginners, and the end result is so crispy and flavorful that you’ll never want to order out again.