July 4, 2010

Fierce Fried Chicken


Posted By Firehouse Chef
frdchkFierce Fried Chicken - This Sante fe style, homemade, spiced fried chicken recipe gets its name from the fiery spice mixture. A fabulous blend of firecracker spices and peppers, are added with the breading, creating a red hot fried chicken recipe!
Prep Time: 10 mins
Servings: 4
Main Ingredient: Chicken, Spice
Difficulty Level: 2

Ingredients to make Fierce Fried Chicken

3 lbs raw chicken (thighs, breasts, drumsticks, or wings)
2 cups white all-purpose flour
2 eggs
1 cup milk
2 habanero peppers
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper powder
1 tablespoon seasoning salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 cups vegetable oil

Directions to make Fierce Fried Chicken

Step 1:In a food processor, combine cracked eggs, milk, and both habanero peppers. Turn the machine on and blend until no sizable chunks of pepper remain. Pour this mix into a bowl.
Step 2:In another, larger bowl, add flour, cayenne pepper powder, seasoning salt, and black pepper. Mix all of this around with a fork.
Step 3:Heat oil over medium-high heat in a pot on the stove. Beside the stove on the counter close to the pot of oil, place the bowl of flour and dry ingredients. Beside that, place the bowl with the egg, milk, and habanero. Beside the bowl with the wet ingredients, set the chicken, which will be dipped and coated in wet ingredients, then dipped and turned in the dry ingredients before being placed in the pot to fry
Step 4:Dip each piece of chicken in both the wet (and flip to coat it) batter, and the dry batter (flip again to coat in the flour mix), and then place the pieces of battered chicken into the pot of oil. Allow each piece to cook until the outside has become golden-brown, and it is cooked through. Flip the pieces about halfway through their frying. For smaller pieces, it may take only a few minutes on each side, and for larger pieces, it can take over five minutes on each side to fully cook.
Step 5:Place a paper towel on a plate, and set the finished pieces of chicken on that so they can loose some of their excess oil as they cool. Once all of the chicken is fried, it may be eaten

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