I am really done with chicken after this, considering I have exhausted all the various methods of cooking chicken. But this last recipe, is the one! You know the way we love fried chicken. Considering the Kausha days from Kenchic, the 100 bob pieces from Chicken Inn, and the Streetwise deal by KFC, Kenyans are obsessed.
So, I assume you think that the Africans came up with the idea of coating and deep frying chicken, well, you’re wrong! This actually came with Scottish immigrants to America, who eventually introduced it to the African slaves and that’s the story. The dish became incredibly popular with the African Americans during the American Civil War. And hence all the stereotypes about negroes and chicken. However, slaves were only allowed to rare chickens and they took advantage of the fact…
So, on to the recipe, you’ll need;
- chicken pieces (whatever you fancy)
- an egg white
- 1.5 cups of all purpose flour
- 1 tbspn brown sugar
- 1.5 tbspn salt
- 1 tbspn Paprika
- 1 tspn Chilli powder
- 1 tspn black pepper
- 1 tspn celery salt
- 1 tspn garlic powder
- 1 tspn oninon powder
- 1 tspn baking powder
- some oregano
- some majoram
- some sage
- a touch of dried parsley
Get yourself a bowl and mix in the dry ingredients (exempt the chicken) use a whisk.
In a small bowl you ought to pour in your egg white, and dip your pieces in and into the bowl for coating.
Ensure the chicken is completely coated, you may have to dip it into the egg white more than once, or twice. The egg white acts as a binder for the spice mix to latch on to the chicken.
Depending on the pieces you decided on, there are varying cooking times and as usual, chicken breast takes about 12-14 mins, Thighs take about 18-20 mins, and I am not a fan of drum sticks hence… I dont know the timings, but I imagine it may range from 15 mins all the way to 20.
Please do not rush this process.
You may like to know that in the states, July 6th is National fried Chicken day.
Sounds like a really silly holiday.
Also, I feel like this recipe will make you shout out, KFC GANI!?
Till next #TastyTuesday…