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This Best Southern Fried Chicken Batter is my favorite thing to make when it comes to frying chicken! It’s very easy to prepare! The result was outstanding! Let’s get frying!

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What is the secret to good fried chicken?

Some would say it’s the perfect batter. A good batter for fried chicken will help to seal in the moisture and flavor of the chicken, while also providing a crispy outer crust.

There are many different recipes for the fried chicken batter, but all of them have a few common ingredients. Most batters include flour, salt, pepper, and some type of liquid (usually milk or water). You can also add spices like onion powder or garlic powder to give your chicken a boost of flavor.

The key to making a good fried chicken batter is to make sure that it is thick enough to coat the chicken, but not too thick that it becomes difficult to fry. You also want to make sure that the batter is evenly distributed on each piece of chicken.

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How do you get your fried chicken batter so light, crispy, and crunchy?

There are a few things that you can do to help make your batter light and crispy.

  • First, make sure that you use all-purpose flour instead of self-rising flour. all-purpose flour will help to create a thicker and more crunchy coating on your chicken.
  • Secondly, add some baking powder to your batter. the baking powder will help to create bubbles in the batter as it fries, which will give your chicken light and crispy crust.
  • Finally, make sure that you don’t overmix your batter. overmixing can cause the gluten in the flour to form, which will make your batter dense and chewy.

Should the skin be left on or taken off?

When it comes to frying chicken, there are a few things to consider when it comes to the batter. Some people prefer to leave the skin on, while others prefer to take it off. There are pros and cons to both options.

Leaving the skin on the chicken can help keep it moist and tender since the skin acts as a natural barrier. However, if the skin is not cooked through, it can end up being greasy and chewy.

If you choose to remove the skin, you’ll need to be careful not to overcook the chicken. Otherwise, it will be dry and flavorless.

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What oil is the best for frying?

The best oil for frying chicken is one that has a high smoke point. This means that the oil can withstand high temperatures without smoking or burning. Some good options for frying chicken are peanut oil, grapeseed oil, and canola oil.

What is the best pan to use?

The best pan to use for fried chicken is a large cast iron skillet. The chicken will cook evenly and be crispy on the outside.

Can you double batter fried chicken?

Yes, you can double batter fried chicken. This will help to ensure that your chicken is extra crispy. To do this, simply follow the recipe for the fried chicken batter, but double the ingredients. Be sure to coat the chicken well with the batter, and then fry as usual.

Recipe Variations:

Recipe variations are a great way to change up your fried chicken routine. One of our favorites is the Parmesan and herb variation. To make it, simply mix together:

  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste

How to store Batter Fried Chicken:

The best way to store batter fried chicken is to place it in an airtight container and put it in the fridge. This will help keep the chicken fresh and prevent it from becoming dry.

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What is fried chicken batter made of? (ingredients)

  • Boneless skinless chicken breasts cut in half lengthwise
  • All-purpose flour
  • Garlic powder
  • Chili powder
  • Paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Milk
  • Large eggs
  • Soy sauce
  • Oil for frying

How do you make crispy fried chicken batter?

Step 1. Add the flour, garlic powder, chili powder, paprika and salt and pepper to a Ziploc bag. Close the bag and shake to combine well.

mixing fried chicken ingredients

Step 2. Place the chicken in the bag and shake to coat.

coating chicken

Step 3. In a bowl, whisk together the milk, egg and soy sauce.

dipping chicken in the mixture

Step 4. Remove the chicken from the Ziploc bag, dip into the egg mixture, and then place back into the bag to coat once again.

Step 5. Heat a few inches of cooking oil in a deep sided skillet over medium high heat on the stove.

Step 6. Add the chicken to the heated skillet and fry evenly on both sides until the chicken has reached an internal temperature of at least 165 degrees.

frying chicken in a iron skillet pan

Step 7. Let the chicken drain on a paper towel lined plate before serving.

Enjoy!

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So now that you know how to make the perfect fried chicken batter, go out and try it for yourself! I guarantee that you won’t be disappointed.

The result is amazing!

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Best Southern Fried Chicken Batter

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6
This Best Southern Fried Chicken Batter is my favorite thing to make when it comes to frying chicken! It’s very easy to prepare! The result was outstanding! Let's get frying!
4.46 from 31 votes

Ingredients 

  • 3 Boneless skinless chicken breasts cut in half lengthwise
  • 2 C. All purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp. Garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp. Chili powder
  • 1 tsp. Paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 C. Milk
  • 2 Large eggs
  • 1 Tbsp. Soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. Soy sauce
  • Oil for frying
  • Oil for frying

Instructions

  • Add the flour, garlic powder, chili powder, paprika and salt and pepper to a Ziploc bag. Close the bag and shake to combine well.
  • Place the chicken in the bag and shake to coat.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the milk, egg and soy sauce.
  • Remove the chicken from the Ziploc bag, dip into the egg mixture, and then place back into the bag to coat once again.
  • Heat a few inches of cooking oil in a deep sided skillet over medium high heat on the stove.
  • Add the chicken to the heated skillet and fry evenly on both sides until the chicken has reached an internal temperature of at least 165 degrees.
  • Let the chicken drain on a paper towel lined plate before serving.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 328kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 116mg | Sodium: 325mg | Fiber: 2g
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