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Crispy Fried Chicken (Spicy Version)

Crispy fried chicken that is tender and moist in the inside. This is simply delicious.
Prep Time8 hrs
Cook Time14 mins
Course: Main Course
Keyword: chicken recipe, deep fried chicken
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 1642kcal
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 2 lbs. chicken cut into serving pieces
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground white pepper
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 ½ tablespoons cayenne pepper powder
  • 2 pieces eggs
  • ½ cup water
  • 3 cups cooking oil

Brine ingredients:

  • 2 cups water
  • 3 tablespoons salt
  • 3 sprigs rosemary
  • 1 ½ cups ice cube


  • Make the brine by boiling 2 cups water. Add salt. Stir until diluted. Add rosemary. Boil for 1 minute. Turn the heat off. Add ice cubes.
  • Arrange chicken in a large bowl. Pour-in brine solution. Cover the bowl. Refrigerate for 8 hours.
  • Drain the brine solution and rinse the chicken by washing with water. Pat dry using a paper towel. Set aside.
  • Make the breading by sifting the following ingredients in a large bowl: flour, cornstarch, baking powder, garlic powder, ground white pepper, onion powder, and cayenne pepper powder. Mix well using a wire whisk. Set aside.
  • Make the batter by whisking 2 pieces of eggs on a separate bowl. Add ½ cup water. Continue whisking until well blended.
  • Scoop around 35% of the breading mixture to the bowl where the eggs are. Whisk until the texture becomes smooth. Set aside.
  • Dredge the chicken pieces in the breading mixture. Dip in batter and dredge once again on the breading. Arrange on a clean plate. Set aside. We are now ready to fry.
  • Heat 3 cups of oil in a cooking pot. Once the temperature reaches 350F, deep fry the chicken pieces for 12 to 15 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165F. Note: it is best to fry in batches of 2 to 3 pieces at a time.
  • Remove the fried chicken from the pot and place on a wire rack. Let excess oil drip.
  • Transfer to a serving plate. Serve! Share and enjoy!


Calories: 1642kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 169g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 5248mg | Potassium: 138mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 785IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 2mg