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Servings 4
Calories 588 kcal
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins

Ingredients
 

  • 8 large chicken thighs, bone in and skin off
  • 220 buttermilk or natural yoghurt
  • 1 tbsp table salt, level
  • 2 tbsp dried oregano
  • 2 tbsp dried thyme
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 2 tsp ground white pepper
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper, level
  • 225 g plain flour
  • 4 medium free-range eggs
  • 150 ml cold water, approx.
  • sunflower or safflower oil, to fry

Instructions
 

  • Place the chicken legs into a bowl and add the buttermilk or yogurt and salt and mix well, leave 1 hour best overnight if you can.
  • Preheat the oven to 220C gas 6. Place the oregano, thyme, cumin, peppers and flour into a medium bowl and mix well.
  • Whisk the eggs together with the water.
  • Take the chicken thighs out of the buttermilk and wipe off the excess.
  • Place the leftover buttermilk into eggs and water and whisk well.
  • Dip each thigh into the flour and spice mixture to lightly dust, remove from the flour and place on one side.
  • Then dip each piece of floured chicken in the egg mixture shake off any excess.
  • Dip the chicken back into the flour mixture to coat.
  • This stage is better to do one piece at a time. Otherwise, you will get very messy!!
  • Add 2-3cm of vegetable oil to a deep pan. Heat until it reaches approx 175c, or when a piece of bread is dropped into the oil browns in 30seconds. The oil should only come just halfway up the sides of the chicken
  • Add 4 chicken thighs to the oil and fry for 4-5 minutes. Carefully turn over and cook on the other side until golden brown.
  • 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 will burn your mouth if you eat them straight away!
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Nutrition Facts
Phil's Southern Fried Chicken
Amount per Serving
Calories
588
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
16
g
25
%
Saturated Fat
 
5
g
31
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Cholesterol
 
384
mg
128
%
Sodium
 
2068
mg
90
%
Potassium
 
818
mg
23
%
Carbohydrates
 
50
g
17
%
Fiber
 
4
g
17
%
Sugar
 
3
g
3
%
Protein
 
57
g
114
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword chicken
Course Chicken
Cuisine American, ITV This Morning
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