Zippy's Fried Chicken

Recipe by Pikake21
READY IN: 35mins




  • Rinse and cut up chicken into parts easy for frying.
  • Drain and in colander and put in clean mixing bowl and cover with warm water.
  • Add 2 big pinches of Hawaiian rock or kosher salt to bowl to create a salt brine for the chicken.
  • Soak chicken parts for 10 minutes.
  • Drain in colander and do not rinse.
  • In another mixing bowl add dry ingredients such as flour, garlic powder, paprika, white/black pepper, and MSG.
  • Mix with wire whisk or blend in a blender to remove flour lumps.
  • Add drained chicken pieces to mixing bowl of dry ingredients.
  • Dredge chicken parts well to make sure it covers the whole piece.
  • Shake excess flour off of chicken and set aside on tray or cookie sheet while you're heating up oil.
  • Heat canola oil in wok, deep frying pan, or dedicated deep fryer with oil enough to cover chicken pieces.
  • Heat oil to 350-375°F.
  • Add chicken in 2 batches.
  • Chicken batches will cook for approximately 15mins or until golden brown all over.
  • Drain on paper towels and keep in 150°F oven to keep warm.