Being from the South, I love fried chicken. But sometimes I don't want all of the breading that comes along with it. This is a recipe that adds flavor and crispiness without all of the heaviness. From the July 2007 Food & Wine magazine.
lbs chicken, cut into 12 pieces (each breast cut into thirds)
Serving Size: 1 (637) g
Servings Per Recipe:
AMT. PER SERVING% DAILY VALUE
Calories from Fat 1853 g89 %
Total Fat 205.9 g316 %
Saturated Fat 33.2 g166 %
Cholesterol 208.7 mg
Sodium 865.7 mg
Dietary Fiber 1.4 g5 %
Sugars 1.2 g4 %
Protein 52.9 g
Make the spice paste. In a mini food processor, combine all of the ingredients and process to a dry paste.
Prepare the chicken. In a large deep skillet, heat the vegetable oil to 365°F Rub the spice paste all over the chicken pieces, massaging it inches When the oil is ready, carefully add the chicken and fry over moderately high heat until partially cooked, about 8 minutes for breast pieces and 15 minutes for thighs, drumsticks and wings. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the chicken to a rack to cool for 10 minutes.
Reheat the vegetable oil to 365°F Add the chicken and fry until browned and cooked through, about 3 minutes for breast pieces and 5 to 6 minutes for the wings and dark meat. Drain the chicken on paper towels and serve.
NOTE: the chicken can be rubbed with the spice paste and refrigerated for 2 hours before frying.