As one of the most eatable meat types in the world, chicken is immensely loved by most meat lovers. You might have often enjoyed fried chicken from restaurants and still want to make it at home. So, we thought of sharing our ultimate spicy crispy fried chicken recipe that anyone can make easily!
In this recipe, we will share the tips and tricks to get the perfect chicken that is crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. The chicken pieces are bathed in a buttermilk brine and then coated in a flavorful coating to make the crispy chicken. Read along to learn how it all comes out perfectly!
Do not overload your frying pan when frying the chicken. When overloaded, the temperature in the oil tends to drop and your chicken will not get fried evenly. This might even affect the crispiness of the coating. Keep in check the flame and maintain the medium-low heat, not allowing the oil to drop or rise its temperature.
How To Make Spicy Crispy Fried Chicken in the Airfryer?
If you prefer less oil and a healthier version of this Spicy crispy fried chicken recipe, frying the chicken in an air fryer is your best bet. Follow the instructions below:
- Spray your air fryer basket with oil spray.
- Place half of the pieces in the basket and make sure the pieces don’t touch.
- Spray the chicken pieces lightly with spray oil to keep them moist.
- Place the basket in the air fryer and turn it to 350°F.
- Cook for 15 minutes, flip the chicken pieces with tongs, spray gently with oil a second time on the bottom side of the pieces, and cook for another 10 to 12 minutes, until the meat reaches 165°F. You can use a meat thermometer for this.
If you notice any dry flour spots on the chicken during the process, spray those areas lightly with oil. Remember that the coating will never crisp up if it doesn’t have enough oil to moisten it.
What To Serve With Spicy Crispy Fried Chicken?
This chicken is great on its own that you can enjoy all day. But still, it would be excellent to pair this up with some of your favorite sides. Here are some suggestions from us:
- Chili and garlic sauce
- Tomato ketchup
- Chili-mayo dip
- Green salads
- Mac and cheese
- French fries
We often get so many whines saying that the crispy fried chicken you make is not actually crispy. So what you should know is the secret that makes your chicken crunchy and crispy. Adding a type of starch like cornstarch or potato starch is the real magic! Once you add one of these ingredients to the dry flour mixture, we guarantee you one hundred percent results to get the crispy coating in your chicken!