Who doesn’t love a family favorite that’s a true crowd pleaser, fresh, out of the pan, crunchy, tender, juicy, fried, chicken. I don’t know about you, but I’ve never met anyone that eats meat that doesn’t love fried chicken. The crunchy golden crust is a must, but the right touch of seasonings with a tender flavorful meat will have everyone coming back for more.
Traditionally, hot oil at the perfect temperature in a Dutch oven or cast-iron skillet on your stovetop, was the way to go to get the best fried chicken. In addition to these tried and true favorites, you can also use a deep fryer, which can make your life easier since you can use this indoors or outdoors to fry your chicken at high temperatures in deep oils. You can also use an air fryer, which is a healthier option with the same taste and texture without using oil. Who knew!
Knowing what appliance you’re going to use to make your fried chicken is important, but how you prepare your chicken before cooking it is the key to success. You Must season your meat! Whatever herbs or spices you choose to use, seasoning the chicken before cooking it allows them to penetrate the meat and helps release the flavor during cooking. For added flavor and crunch, in addition to seasoning your chicken, some people suggest coating your chicken with eggs, then flour or even breadcrumbs, before placing it in your appliance of choice. Give it a try and enjoy!