As a food enthusiast and recipe developer, I constantly look for new and exciting recipes to try out in my kitchen. Recently, I came across an Asian Fried Chicken recipe that completely blew me away. The perfect blend of crispy and juicy, this chicken bursts with flavor thanks to the unique combination of spices used to create the marinade.
The result is a dish satisfying even the most discerning taste buds. In this blog post, I will share my own take on the recipe with step-by-step instructions and tips for achieving the perfect texture and flavor.
So if you are looking to spice up your snack routine, read on and discover how to make this mouthwatering Asian Style Fried Chicken.
- Chicken 1 Kg Regular Cut ( After Processing )
- All-purpose Flour ¼ Cup
- Corn Flour ½ Cup
- 1 Egg
- Soy Sauce 1 Tablespoon
- Oyster Sauce 1 Tablespoon
- Tomato Sauce 1 Tablespoon
- Garlic Paste 2 Tablespoon
- Ginger Paste 2 Tablespoon
- Chili Powder 1 Tablespoon
- Black Pepper ½ Tablespoon
- Fried Cumin Powder 1tablespoon
- Vinegar ½ Tablespoon
- Sugar ½ Tablespoon
- Vegetable Oil 3 Cups or As Required
- Salt to Taste.
Step 1: Preparation of the Chicken
Take a whole chicken and Cut a 1 to 1 1/2 kg medium-sized chicken with skin into regular pieces. Or you can cut it as you wish, But in my opinion, the pieces should not be too big; due to this, the spices will not penetrate inside the chicken properly, so try to cut the chicken into regular or 8 to 9 pieces.
Then wash it well with fresh water; place the cut pieces on a strainer to drain all the water from them. Place the chicken pieces onto a chopping board and poke multiple incisions on all the pieces using a knife or fork, then transfer them into a bowl and keep them aside for later use.
Step 2: Marinate the Pieces
In a large mixing bowl, add 1 soy sauce tablespoon, Oyster sauce 1 tablespoon, Tomato sauce 1 tablespoon, mix them and add Garlic paste 2 tablespoons, Ginger paste 2 tablespoons Chili powder, 1 tablespoon, Black pepper ½ tablespoon, Fried cumin powder 1tablespoon, Vinegar ½ tablespoon, Sugar ½ tablespoon, and salt to taste (Use salt with caution as soy sauce already contains salt).
And finally, combine the spices with the chicken pieces and marinate for 30 minutes in the refrigerator. (If you have time, marinate the chicken pieces for 2 hours.)
Step 3: Chicken Coating
After 30 minutes, take chicken pieces from the refrigerator; in the chicken pieces bowl, add an All-purpose Flour ¼ cup, Corn flour ½ cup ( I use corn flour more than all-purpose flour for better crispiness), and 1 Egg.
Then mix them well and be careful; it should be mixed so that the spices do not move away from the chicken pieces. Now it is ready to fry.
Step 4: Deep Fry the Chicken Pieces
In this step, take a large deep wok and fill the wok about halfway with oil or 3 cups oil and heat to 160/170 Celsius. You can use a deep fryer for this recipe and then set the temperature to 330 to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Now drop the chicken pieces carefully into the hot oil and deep fry for 4 minutes, then place the pieces into a sieve so that all the excess oil drops and give rest the fried chicken for 5 minutes.
After rest, fry the chicken for about 4 minutes and make it golden brown and crispy.
Your Asian-style fried chicken is ready to serve. Serve it hot with your favorite sauce.
Tips For Asian Fried Chicken Recipe
- Try to use buttermilk. If you don’t have buttermilk, use regular milk mixed with a tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar.
- You can add some chili flakes to the flour mixture for an extra kick of spice.
- Double frying the chicken can produce a crispy texture that pairs beautifully with the flavorful marinade. During the first fry, cook the chicken until it’s just cooked through, then let it rest for 10 minutes before frying again until crispy and golden brown.
- The oil temperature is critical for getting your fried chicken’s perfect texture. Heat the oil to 350-375°F before frying.
- Before marinating, ensure the chicken pieces are thoroughly dried with paper towels. This provides the marinade, and the coating sticks well to the chicken.
- Use a paper towel to blot excess oil off the chicken after frying to keep it crispy.
How Long Can I Store Asian Fried Chicken?
While it may be to keep storing the leftover chicken for some days, it’s important to remember that fried chicken loses its crispiness over time. For best results, try to consume your fried chicken within three days of cooking in an airtight container in the refrigerator. And reheat it in the oven to preserve its crunch.
Can I use a different oil than canola for making this recipe?
Yes, you can use a different oil than canola for making this recipe. While canola oil is commonly used for frying due to its high smoke point and neutral flavor, you can substitute it with other oils like vegetable oil, peanut oil, or sunflower oil based on your preference and availability.
Preparing Asian fried chicken requires less work and time than traditional fried chicken, but the result is worth the effort. By carefully following the tips mentioned above, you can create a flavorful and crispy fried chicken that will be the star of any meal. Give it a try and impress your loved ones with this delicious and unique recipe. Thanks for reading.
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