Spicy Southern Fried Chicken (with a twist!)

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Serves 4-5

Isn't chicken awesome? So many ways to cook it! Well here is my version of crispy fried chicken that will absolutely leave you wanting MORE! On the PLUS side, it is sooo easy to prepare...an absolute no fail recipe.

chicken, cut into 8-10 pieces (I prefer without skin)
- marinate chicken with ingredients below for at least an hour in the fridge or even overnight.
2 tbsp.
1 tbsp.
tomato paste
2 tsp.
red chilli powder
juice of 1 lemon
1/2 tbsp.
coriander powder
2 tsp.
1/2 tsp.
garlic paste
1/2 tsp.
ginger paste

Now put the chicken with its little marinade into a pressure cooker. Don't add any water, close the pressure cooker and cook for 1 whistle ONLY. This will help tenderize the chicken perfectly without over-cooking it.

Now remove the chicken from the pressure cooker and let it cool off completely. If some 'gravy' came out of the chicken in the pressure cooker, you can pour it over the chicken and let it cool. This little gravy helps infuse extra flavor into the chicken.

Once completely cool, beat an egg with 1 tbsp. milk and a bit of black pepper. Dip the chicken pieces one at a time into the egg mixture, then coat with either corn flour OR breadcrumbs (I prefer crumbs). Fry the chicken pieces on medium heat until golden and crispy.

Drain excess oil on kitchen tissues. Serve with a dip of your choice and fries!



Hello fauzia hope u k with family.i tried this recipie it was fab.u said this recipie is sme as kfc chicken recipie n its called al baik.but unfortunately i dint c this recipie in ur chicken recipies. Cn u plz tel m which category is this recipie in thanku

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Hi, please check for al-baik recipe in the international folder.

This is really good, thank u fauzy for this site, may Allh reward u abondantly

Tried this nd i loved it..JZK fauzia

is this the same as Kentucky fried chicken.........where can i find the recipe for it thanks

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It is different, you can try my Al-Baik Chicken recipe which is quite close to the KFC one. Al Baik

how much milk do i put in?

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1 tbsp, it is mentioned in the recipe.

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Boil the chicken on medium heat until tender.

southern chicken. what if i do not have a pressure cookker ? i would love to make it

Hi Fauzia..! hope all well..! making this tomorrow hopefully! just marinated it tonite... have 2 questions- 1) i put 2 tspn salt, the marinade tastes quite salty.. is that normal.?
2) i dont have a pressure cooker, so ill b boiling in a pot.... i add water while boiling..?
3) im gona try n grill it instead of frying.. u think that will work?

thanks so much!! :) may Allah bless u!

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Hi! You can reduce the salt according to taste, however normally 2 tsp is just perfect whenever I make this recipe. Do not add water, see if some water will be needed as the chicken continues boiling, if so then you can add some then. Normally chicken releases water when boiled. Have not tried grilling instead of frying, you can definitely give it a try.

thanks so much!! salt 2 tspn was perfect!! baked the chicken first with foil instd of boiling, then coated with egg n bread crumbs, and grilled it.. was amazing alhamd !! thanks so much..!! :)

Hi can i use panko breadcrumbs

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Hi yes you can.

jazakillah fouzia for ur wonderful recipe,dont have apressure cooker and as i can see frm the comment above u said boil the chicken on medium now is it after u ma
rinated the chicken or before marinating...


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Yes after marinating. :)

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Hi, the marinade will be enough to cook the chicken, and the chicken itself tends to release its own water too.

Hi fauzia was wondering how i boil the chicken without water.

Salam, can plz tell me if I put the chicken in pressure cooker without water even till one whistle, wont the marinade or chicken burn/stick to the base? It sounds risky..?

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W/Salaam, I never have had that problem. :)

Hi can i use panko breadcrumbs

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Hi! Yes you can.

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mashalllah i tried them it was yummy thanks fauzia

Is it to be deep fried or can be pan fried

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I normally deep fry, but you can pan fry if you like. Results are better deep fried.

Hi fauzia, if I prefer to make dis with 500gms of chicken can u plz tell wat will be the measurements of other ingredients???

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Hi, are you using boneless chicken or on the bone? For boneless chicken use the same amount as per the recipe. For on the bone, divide each of the ingredients by half.

I prefer to use chicken with bones for dis receipe.....thank u so much fauzia..

Hi fiuzia,Can I use crushed corn flakes for coating? If so should use only corn flakes or mixed wid bread crumbs?

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Hi, yes you can...either way, you can mix with breadcrumbs or use just very finely crushed cornflakes.

Assalaamualaikum fowzia... Can u please tell me if I want to freeze dis recipe can I coat in breadcrumbs n den freeze

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W/Salaam, I would not recommend freezing coated chicken which is on the bone as it is very difficult for it to defrost during frying and you could end up serving raw chicken.

Salaams... wen u cook the chicken in a pan how long do u leave it on for?? Wen do we take it off

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W/Salaam, when it gets golden in colour.

Flavored yoghurt or natural?

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For savoury food, always go with natural.