It’s always fried chicken that the kids all want and crave. I’m posting this personal recipe so as to share to those who would want to try it on their own especially for the beginners. For many times since I was a child, I always fail in making this one until I figured some secrets on my own.
You will need the following for 3-4 persons:
1/2 kilo of chicken, cut into parts (I suggest you cut it into smaller parts to have many pieces and to cook in less time)
1 pouch of any seasoning use for coated. (I will not name brands here, but we just need one if you want to have a typical taste of the coating)
2 cups of flour
1 cup of Cooking Oil (I would prefer butter)
3 pieces of calamansi
Liquid Seasoning (if there’s any)
Kaldereta Powder Mix (if there’s any but it’s okay if you don’t have because we only need a teaspoon of it)
Atsuete (if there’s any but it’s okay if you don’t have because we only need a teaspoon of it)
The secret of the good tasting chicken is marination. The longer it is marinated, the tastier it is. Perfect time for marination is overnight. But it’s okay if you have it an hour or two prior to cooking. There are 3 things to prepare, the marination, the coating and frying.
Put in a plastic container the chicken, soy sauce (enough to coat the chicken), salt (1/4 teaspoon), calamansi (juice it up), a teaspoon of liquid seasoning, minced onions, minced garlic, powdered pepper (1/2 teaspoon), and a teaspoon of kaldereta powder mix or atsuete). Set it aside for an hour or two. Remember, the longer the better.
Prepare now the coating. Beat each egg on different containers. Mix the seasoning with flour and divide it into two containers.
Use Brasier or Kaldero in Filipino in frying, because we need to deep fry. Put the 1 cup of cooking oil and preheat.
We are now ready to coat. First, deep your marinated to the first container with egg then coat it with the first container of coating and then dip it onto the second container of the egg and then to the second container of the coating which has a cover and jiggle it. Then fry it.
Make sure to keep your fire in medium heat so as not to burn the coat without even cooking the meat. Reverse it after a minute or two.
Do all the coating process until all chicken cuts are fried. Don’t forget to place some table napkin onto your plate to absorb the oil. 🙂
Go on, try it now for your dinner and make your family proud! Happy Cooking! :))