Quick Easy Chicken recipes

Looking for a fast food option? Lets get to work and fry up some chicken legs. Tasty and ready in no time. A croud pleaser.

Ingredients

  1. 8-15 drumsticks.

  2. Cooking oil

  3. 3 cups flour

  4. 1 Tbsp salt

  5. 1 tsp pepper

  6. 1 tsp ginger

  7. Seasoned salt

Directions

  1. Okay so get a big frying pan, or two, and pour your oil of preference into the pans. Figure on just under half way up to the rim of the pan.

  2. Grab a big gallon size ziplock bag and pour in about 3 cups flour, salt, pepper and ginger. Now, shake up the flour to mix.

  3. Turn your pots of oil on to a medium high temp to start warming up.

  4. Time to flour your chicken legs. You may be able to fit all of the drumsticks in there at once. Shake and coat in the flour mixture.

  5. You will need a pair of tongs. Your oil is ready when a tiny shake of flour sizzles and bubbles on contact.

  6. Add the coated chicken to your hot oil pots and leave to fry till the underside begins to turn golden in color. This should take about 5-8 minutes.

  7. Flip them to cook the other half to a golden crisp as well. Another 5-8 minutes.

  8. Keep rolling the chicken in the oil till you have reached your crispy perfection.

  9. Remove them from the pan and let rest on a serving platter. In the country, we have been known to use a paper bag layed out in the middle of the table. Sprinkle with a bit of salt/season salt straight away.

Side note: The golden crispy chicken will cook another minute after you take it out of the oil. Its best to let it sit just a bit before consuming.

Side note: You may see some blood seeping from an occasional chicken leg. This is possible but is fine. If you feel safer, check your chicken with a meat thermometer and make sure it reads atleast 145. Some young chickens produce this reaction. Or its as simple as a blood vessle in the meat. No worries if cooked properly and to the right temperature.

Side note: In this recipe, I have substituted the flour using many different things with great succes. Cornstarch works perfect. Pancake mix, any kind, is one of my favorite alternatives. And plain jane cake mix will even do the trick. If you have picky eaters/kids, they may try another bite after you tell them you rolled the chicken in pancake/cake mix.

The point is, remember to have fun and explore with what you have on hand. Sometimes, the best meals come from making something out of nothing.

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