Mains Recipes

Crispy Fried Chicken


Wohhoo my first blog post after my back to uni meals series (check out my 5 previous posts) and I will sharing my recipe for crispy fried chicken. I say wohhoo because it felt good to cook today with out restraining myself from using certain spices/ingredients to keep the ingredient budget under 5 pounds, which I have had to do the past week. This recipe, as per usual, is a very simple yet tasty dish, I had my chicken with homemade chunky chips and homemade coleslaw- my very own KFC meal made at home :). I fried my chicken in oil but you could always place them in the oven at 180 degrees Celsius- the healthier option- for 15 mins. So I do hope you try the recipe below, if you do please take pictures and post them with the hashtag #inheatherskitchen on all social media sites so I can check it out. See you soon x

Makes 8 Pieces of chicken


4 Drumsticks & 4 thighs

2 tspn Curry Powder

2 tspn Paprika

30g Lemon and Garlic powder

3 tspn Black Pepper

80g Breadcrumbs

3 Eggs (beaten)


Sunflower Oil


  1. In a saucepan with salted water add your chicken, paprika and curry powder and boil for 15-20 mins. Then let the chicken pieces cool.
  2. Then in a large plate mix your black pepper, lemon and garlic powder and the bread crumbs. On a another plate pour your beaten egg mixture (if the plate is small don’t pour all of it, or else it will spill over).
  3. Start to heat your sunflower oil at a high heat in your deep fat fryer (if you don’t have one just use a saucepan and pour a lot of oil till its about halfway up the pan, it would be wise to use a smaller pan to use less oil ).
  4. Once oil has heated and chicken pieces are cold enough for you to hold, coat them in the egg mixture- making sure every area is covered and then roll the chicken in breadcrumb mixture then place in the fryer/saucepan.
  5. Fry for 4 mins or till golden. And you are done :)

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