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Best Fried Chicken Ever with Jalapeno & Garlic Vinegar

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  Chicken 1 , dressed (2 breast, 2 drumstick, 2 thigh pieces (with the skin))
  Regular salt 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon, divided (1 tablespoon for the dry rub + 1 pinch for garlic jalapeno pepper vinegar)
  Black pepper 1 Tablespoon
  Garlic powder 1 Teaspoon
  Onion flakes 1 Teaspoon
  Parika 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Chili powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Buttermilk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Egg 1 Large
  Water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (cold water)
  All purpose flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Cornstarch 1 Tablespoon
  Canola oil 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Jalapeno pepper 1 Large
  Garlic 4 Clove (20 gm)
  Distilled white vinegar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sugar 2 Tablespoon

1. For the dry rub: In a bowl, add salt, black pepper powder, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika and chili powder. Toss well.
2. Coat the chicken pieces in this dry rub nicely, cover the bowl with a cling film and let it marinate in the fridge for 4 hours.
3. After marination, remove the bowl from the fridge an hour before frying for a perfectly thawed chicken.
4. Before frying the chicken pieces, heat the oil in a deep frying pan upto 350 degrees F.

5. For the buttermilk mixture: Take a bowl, add buttermilk, egg, cold water and whisk well.
6. For the dredge: In another bowl, add all purpose flour, cornstarch and incorporate well.
7. After the oil has heated up, taking one chicken piece at a time, dip it in the buttermilk mixture, make sure any excess coating drips off.
8. Dip the same piece in the dredge, dust off excess flour and gently drop it in the pan of hot oil.
9. Deep fry each piece for 12 - 14 minutes, turning each side and adjusting the temperature of the oil between 300 - 325 degrees F, for better frying.
10. For the garlic jalapeno pepper vinegar: On a chopping board, slice the jalapeno vertically, deseed it and finely chop into small pieces. Mince the garlic cloves.
11. In a small jar, add the vinegar, sugar, salt, jalapeno, garlic, close the lid and shake well until all the sugar has been dissolved.
12. Remove the fried chicken pieces on a tissue paper and set aside.

13. Pour the garlic jalapeno pepper vinegar over the chicken pieces before serving.

14. Serve the chicken pieces on a plate garnished with a sprig of cilantro and lemon wegdes.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
240 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
265 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1308 Calories from Fat 770

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 86 g132.7%

Saturated Fat 15.5 g77.4%

Trans Fat 0.2 g

Cholesterol 304.1 mg101.4%

Sodium 2452.6 mg102.2%

Total Carbohydrates 44 g14.8%

Dietary Fiber 2.8 g11%

Sugars 8.8 g

Protein 84 g168.7%

Vitamin A 19.7% Vitamin C 9.8%

Calcium 8.9% Iron 34.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


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