Chicken Fry Recipe

When it comes to Indian cuisine’s vast range of appetizers, the first name which crosses our minds in non-vegetarian appetizers is – Chicken Fry. Chicken Fry is loved by everyone kids, teenagers and adults alike. The juicy and succulent chicken from inside and crispy layer of spices from outside makes Chicken fry an instant hit. It is best served hot with ketchup and other chutneys.

India being a diverse country with different regions and cultures, the food has its own regional variations. This is why chicken fry has also different recipes throughout India. The spices makes the difference and brings the variation in the dish. The variations helps in experimenting the different styles and then one can come up with their own style also. Chicken fry is one dish that is super easy to make and the preparation involved won’t even take much time.

Chicken Fry Recipe

Easy Chicken fry recipe

The chicken fry recipe is so easy that even an amateur cook would love to try this. Let’s have a look at the ingredients needed for easy chicken fry recipe. The list of ingredients needed are ubiquitous in every kitchen.

Ingredients

  1. Chicken – 2 lbs.
  2. Ginger garlic paste – 2 tbsp.
  3. Red chili powder – 1 tsp
  4. Cumin powder – 1/2 tsp
  5. Coriander powder – 1/2 tsp
  6. Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
  7. Black pepper powder – 1/2 tsp
  8. Chaat Masala – 1 tsp
  9. Kashmiri red chili powder – 1/2 tsp
  10. Salt – as per taste
  11. Yogurt – 1/2 cup
  12. Lemon juice – 1 full lemon squeezed
  13. Egg – 2 beaten
  14. All-purpose flour – 2tbsp
  15. Corn flour – 2 tbsp.
  16. Oil – enough for deep frying

For garnishing

  1. Amchoor (mango powder) – 1tsp
  2. Chaat Masala – 1 tsp

Preparing chicken for best chicken fry

Before we marinate the chicken for chicken fry, it’s imperative to prepare the chicken for marination. Wash the chicken thoroughly with water. Place it on a sieve and after washing place the sieve on a utensil so that excess water is drained out. Make deep incisions with knife on chicken pieces. These incisions helps in absorbing the marination and doesn’t allow the chicken to be bland. Now chicken is ready to get marinated for best chicken fry.

Step by step guide to make the easy chicken fry!

Step 1 – In a mixing bowl add yogurt, ginger garlic paste and all the powdered spices. Blend them well with the wire whisk. Check the salt and pungency here and you can increase the quantity of spices accordingly.

Step 2 – Gradually add the chicken pieces in the marination bowl and make sure to fully cover the chicken with the spice mixture. Squeeze the lemon juice also in it. Let it sit for 2 to 3 hours. I personally prefer to marinate the chicken overnight as the flavor is fully infused. But minimum of 3 hours marination will also work.

Step 3 – Heat oil in a wok for deep frying. Add the all-purpose flour, corn flour and beaten eggs in the chicken marination. Mix them thoroughly.

Step 4 – When the oil is hot reduce the flames to medium high. Now carefully lower the chicken pieces 3 to 4 at a time. Turn the side with the help of a tong. Let the chicken fry on medium flame for 5 to 7 minutes.

Step 5 – When the chicken pieces are brown in color take them out and place them in a dish. Keep frying the chicken in the same manner. 3 to 4 pieces at a time in the wok will ensure that heat is equally distributed and the chicken will be fully cooked from inside.

Step 6 – Place the entire fried chicken pieces in the dish. Now sprinkle the amchoor powder and chaat Masala over the pieces. The crispy and very delicious chicken fry is ready to be served.

Lucky Masale Chicken Fry mix

Chicken fry masala is a complete blend of spices which gives you the most flavorful chicken fry. Lucky Chicken Fry Mix Masala is a perfect blend of spices and dried herbs which makes the best batter for chicken marination. It adds a crispy layer to the outside of the chicken pieces. Lucky Chicken Fry mix can be made with both boneless chicken and also with chicken legs. Lucky Chicken Fry Mix is great for every occasion. Now with Lucky Chicken Fry Mix you can make a tasty appetizer in no time.

How to use Chicken Fry Mix using Lucky Masala?

Lucky Chicken Fry Mix is very easy to make. The recipe printed at the back of the packet is pretty detailed and easy to follow. Here I’m summarizing the recipe.

  1. Make deep incisions in the chicken pieces if you are using drumsticks. If you are making it with the boneless then make sure to poke the pieces with the fork.
  2. In a separate pan add ginger garlic paste, lime juice, salt, yogurt and one pouch of 25g of Lucky Chicken Fry Mix.
  3. Mix them well and now add the chicken pieces in the batter and rub the chicken pieces well in the spice mix. Let the marinade sit for 4-5 hours.
  4. In a separate bowl add one egg, gram flour mix them well into soft batter. Add the marinated chicken in this mixture.
  5. In a wok heat oil and start deep frying chicken pieces till they turn golden brown or tender.

Variations – Orange food color can be added.

Vinegar, soya sauce or tomato sauce can be added. These are some of the variations which can be done in the recipe.

Tips while making Chicken Fry

  1. Deep incisions are a must to make on chicken pieces as this ensures that chicken is not bland from inside.
  2. Overnight marination is the trick to tender and flavorful chicken fry.
  3. Always fry chicken on medium flame, as medium heat allows to cook chicken fully from inside.
  4. Place a kitchen towel on the dish and put fried pieces on it, the excess oil will be soaked out on the kitchen towel.

The very delicious Chicken Fry!!

The very delicious chicken fry is best served with green mint chutney and onion wedges on the side. For more enhancements you can always squeeze lemon juice on the top. So don’t wait and devour in this super easy Chicken fry recipe.