Phil’s Fried Chicken

3.3/5 rating (36 votes)
  • Serves: 4
  • Prep Time: 25 mins
  • Ready in: 45 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Phil’s Fried Chicken

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp dried oregano
  • 2 tbsp dried thyme
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 2 tsp ground white pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 225g plain flour
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 100mls cold water
  • 4 tbsp condensed milk
  • 8 medium chicken thighs, bone in and skin on
  • sunflower or safflower oil, to fry

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Method

  • Preheat the oven to 220°C gas 6.
  • Place the oregano, thyme, pepper, flour and salt into a medium bowl and mix well.
  • Whisk the eggs, condensed milk together with the water.
  • Toss the chicken thighs into the flour and spice mixture to lightly dust, remove from the flour and place on one side.
  • Dip each piece of chicken in the egg mixture, shake off any excess then put back into the flour mixture to coat - it’s best to do this stage one piece at a time, otherwise you’ll get very messy!!
  • Heat a pan of vegetable oil about 2cm deep to about 175°C, or when a piece of bread browns within 30 seconds when popped in.
  • Add 4 chicken thighs and fry for a few minutes on each side, or until golden brown - the oil should only come just halfway up the sides of the chicken.
  • Place a wire rack onto a baking tray, then place the browned chicken on the wire rack.
  • Bake in the oven for about 15-20 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to rest for about 15-20 minutes.
  • The smell will be really tempting, but try to resist because they’ll burn your mouth if you eat them straight away!!

Comments (3)

  • Jane

    Jane

    27 February 2015 at 12:23 |
    I assume the salt should read 1 tspn not tbsp. I'm going to try this tomorrow, sounds & looks delicious. Thanks

    reply

  • Ken Bailey

    Ken Bailey

    01 March 2015 at 11:37 |
    Absolutely fantastic recipe did this last night 28/2/15 recipe spot on and easy to do, Brilliant Phil

    reply

  • Tim

    Tim

    07 April 2015 at 15:28 |
    Well spotted Jane, we have amended the recipe for everyone else.

    Thank you

    reply

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