The only thing I like better than talking about food is eating … Check This Amazing Recipe: Easy fried chicken

The only thing I like better than talking about food is eating … Check This Amazing Recipe: Easy fried chicken

How to Make Easy fried chicken

Preparation time:

less than 30 mins

Cooking time:

10 to 30 mins


Serves 4


  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 2 chicken legs
  • 1 litre/1¾ pints sunflower oil

For the coating

  • 7 tbsp plain white flour
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp dried thyme
  • 1 tbsp dried rosemary
  • 2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tsp ground white pepper
  • 1 tbsp sea salt
  • 100ml/3½fl oz evaporated milk
  • 2 free-range eggs

To serve

  • French fries
  • ready-made tomato ketchup, mayonnaise or barbecue sauce


  1. Rinse the chicken pieces in cold water, then pat dry with kitchen paper.

  2. To make the coating, tip the flour, dried herbs, cayenne pepper, white pepper and a pinch of salt into a large, strong polythene bag. Shake until well combined.

  3. In a bowl, beat together the evaporated milk and eggs until well combined. Set aside.

  4. Half-fill a large, wide heavy-based pan with the oil and heat to 180C/350F (use a kitchen thermometer to check the temperature).

  5. Dip a chicken piece into the milk and egg mixture until completely coated, then place it into the polythene bag containing the flour and herb mixture. Twist the bag closed, trapping in air so that it resembles a balloon, and shake vigorously until the chicken piece is completely coated. Remove the chicken piece from the bag and set aside on a plate. Repeat the process with the remaining chicken pieces.

  6. Carefully lower the coated chicken pieces into the hot oil, one at a time, using tongs. When all of the chicken pieces have been added, the oil should be just bubbling. Cook the chicken in the oil for 20 minutes, turning regularly, until crisp and deep golden-brown and completely cooked through. Remove the cooked chicken from the pan using a slotted spoon and set aside to drain on kitchen paper.

  7. To serve, divide the chicken pieces equally among four serving plates. Serve with French fries and dollops of tomato ketchup, mayonnaise or barbecue sauce, if using.

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