Thursday, February 5, 2009

oh so quick fried chicken

today's thrusday and my refrigerator's still empty except for three chicken drumsticks. today, i made fried chicken with cucumber salad for lunch. this was a sure hit to makuy.

this fried chicken is so so quick to prepare since i only used three ingredients. as my favorite chef said that the lesser the ingredients the tastier it would be (the less complicated taste it would have).

i cut the drumstick into 2 so that it would cook faster. i used ajinomoto ginisa all purpose seasoning mix in seasoning the cornstarch i used to bread the chicken. but if you don't have it, you can mix garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper powder together with the cornstarch. i used cornstarch instead of flour since cornstarch is thinner and it holds well to the chicken. i don't like the breading to be thick because makuy will end up just eating the breading instead of the chicken meat. and make sure that the oil for deep frying is really hot so that when you fry the chicken, it will immediately seer the chicken, makes the meat juicy and will not absorb the oil. on the other hand, do not overcrowd the chicken in the wok/pan while frying them. this will lower the heat and so the chicken or any other meat or fish won't cook well.

as for my recipe for this, i didn't actually measure the ingredients. this is a more-or-less measurement. with your fried chicken, don't hesitate to add or deduct, it should be as per your own preferences. this recipe makes 2-3 servings.

3 pcs. chicken drumstick, halved
3 tbsp. lemon juice
1/4 cup cornstarch
2 tbsp. ajinomoto ginisa all purpose seasoning mix
oil for deep frying

heat oil in a deep pan.

mix the chicken and lemon juice. mix until well combined using hand. drain and pat dry using paper towel. set aside.

on a bowl, combine well cornstarch and the ginisa seasoning mix for the breading.

on a zip lock bag, put together the breading and the chicken. shake well until chickens are fully coated.

when the oil is really hot, drop the chicken into the oil and deep fry until golden brown. maybe between 3-6 minutes depending on the zise of the chicken.

drain on paper towels before serving.