American Style Fried Chicken

Posted by Lisa on Thursday, March 1, 2007. Filed under:

Right, another Fried Chicken :-). But this time in different style. American Style. I don't want to claim that this is how americans usually do their fried chicken. I never live in US, though... hahaha. I named this posting American style only because we, Indonesians, first knew about this style of Fried Chicken by the booming of this kind of fast-food restaurants, started with KFC maybe around almost 20 years back. Now we have so many similiar restaurants, including McDonald almost everywhere.

As usual, everytime there is a new popular dish in town, people start to try to make the home-made one. After a lot of experiments on so many recipes of KFC style Fried Chicken, finally I can say that this is the best recipe so far. When I posted it in my Indonesian version Blog, there are several friends tried it, and they also satisfied with the result. The recipe is taken from Seri Memasak FEMINA magazine.

1 whole chicken, cut into 8 pieces
1 teaspoon lime juice
2 teaspoons cooking oil
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
5 eggs white, beaten

ground to form a paste:
3 cloves garlic
3 candlenuts, dry roast on a pan
1 teaspoon coriander, dry roast on a pan
1 cm ginger
3 teaspoons chilli powder
1 teaspoon ground pepper

Coating Mix:
200 grams all purpose flour
20 grams cornstarch
20 grams rice flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon powdered coriander
1/8 teaspoon powdered nutmeg
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
1 teaspoon chilli powder

1. Marinate chicken pieces in lime juice for about 30 minutes.
2. In a pan, heat 1 - 2 tbsp cooking oil, saute ground seasonings paste until fragrance and well cooked. Add in salt and sugar, stir well.
3. Add in chicken pieces, stir well. Cover the pan and cook chicken on low heat until done and the spice are fully absorbed. Remove from the heat and let it cool.
4. In another bowl, mix together the flour, cornstarch, rice flour, baking soda, coriander, nutmeg, salt, chilli powder and pepper.
5. Dip each piece of chicken into eggs white; then roll chicken in flour mixture until covered. Repeat this process once more. Store in an air-tight container. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
6. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and fry until golden brown turning both sides as needed.

In Indonesia (an also in India) normally people will enjoy this fried chicken as a side dish for rice. Fast food resstaurants in Indonesia will serve it with Steamed white rice while here in Cochin, they will serve with ghee rice. Of course there will be always another offers like French Fries and bun if you're not wish to eat it with rice.

15 Responses to American Style Fried Chicken

  1. Rasa Malaysia

    Hi there,

    Thanks for adding Rasa Malaysia to your blogroll. :)

  2. Anonymous

    That's a fantastic looking fried chicken and a very nice recipe.

  3. Anh

    Beautiful blog you have! I have saved some recipes to try out. Will let you know. :D

  4. A. Ann

    The best...? Aahh perlu dizoba nih..:-)

  5. Sumitha

    Wow!A must try!Cornstarch is not the same as cornflour right?can i replace it with cornflour?!

  6. Dwiana P

    Hi Lisa, baru ketemu nih blog mu disini. thanks yah jadi aku gk usah translate kalau ada yg mau coba your recipe:) anyway aku link di blog ku yah. As you may know I just open new blog at blogspot khusus u/ kumpulan resep aja. Love your blog!!

  7. Tina Jennifer D'Silva

    Hi Lisa.. These look so yummy. Trying this for the weekend.. Thanx for such a beautiful recipe..

  8. Lisa

    To Rasa Malaysia
    No Probs, I enjoy your blog very much. Thanks for visiting

    To Sailaja
    And it taste good also.. :-)

    To Anh
    Thanks, Have you try one of them? how you like it..?

    To Adrieanne
    Ayo cobaaaa... udah banyak yg nyoba dan suka lhooo

    To Sumitha
    As far as I know it is same.

    To Dwi
    Makasih dah nyempetin dateng Dwi.. hahah. Sebetulnya gue aga malu ma elo. Bhs Inggris gue ancuuuur

    To Tina Jennifer
    Let me know how you like it...

  9. Surya Hith

    Lisa,first time in your blog. You had left a comment on my blog while I was in a break. Now I am Back and reached here. Nice blog and nice recipes. Hope you are enjoying the life in kochi.I am also from kerala(Thrissur)
    Fried chicken is great!!It is different from my version. Next time I will try this one.

  10. Sharmi

    Hi, You have a very beautiful blog with so many array of dishes. all are presented so well and the pics are so tempting.


  11. m

    I love your recipes!
    Don't stop posting them yeah!
    XD Thank you for sharing!

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  13. Anonymous

    Asak Lisa, was glad to find ur blog while browsing net. Looooooved ur blog :-) Have added u in my blogroll and will keep dropping by. Find ur recipes interesting. You can also add me in your blogroll list if u want. About this chicken recipe, i and my hubby love chicken, and this is his fav. My recipe is also almost similar, with little difference to urs, but havent posted it yet. Anyways, keep it up.

  14. Kitchen cabinets

    I like this blog and Its information, Fried Chicken is one of the my favourite food and here you sheared nice recipe for that, thanks for shearing this recipe here.

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    You have stunning recipes in here to add to that is your lovely presentations on each of them. I loved this American Style Fried Chicken picture and the recipe is a tiny different from what I have or make.