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KFC Fried Chicken

Finger licking KFC Chicken

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 40 minutes
Course Starters
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 people


For Marination

  • 500 gms chicken leg pieces with skin
  • 1 tsp red chilly powder
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder / மஞ்சள் தூள்
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Vinegar
  • 1 tsp Tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp Soya sauce
  • 1 tsp Ginger and garlic paste
  • 3 tsp Curd / தயிர்

For frying and coating

  • 1 cup Maida or as required for coating
  • 1/2 cup Corn flour / சோள மாவு or as required for coating
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Chilly Powder / மிளகாய் தூள்
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 750 ml ice water


  • Took chicken leg pieces with skin. Select small or medium leg pieces. Washed thoroughly in water and drained completely.
  • For marination to the cleaned chicken pieces adding a tsp of red chilly powder for spice.
  • Adding 1/2 tsp of pepper powder for taste and flavor.
  • Adding 1/2 tsp turmeric powder this avoids raw smell of the chicken.
  • To this add required salt.
  • Add 1 tsp vinegar you can also add lemon juice if you don't have vinegar at home.
  • Add a tsp of tomato sauce you can also add tomato puree 2 tsp.
  • Add a tsp of soya sauce.
  • Add a tsp of ginger and garlic paste.
  • Add 3 tsp of curd this makes chicken soft. Mix everything well till combined.
  • Now we are going to marinate the chicken pieces for 4 hours in refrigerator. Cover and keep in a air tight container.
  • For chicken outer coating. To a bowl adding 1 cup maida.
  • Adding 1/2 cup corn flour. Take required flour later if required.
  • To the flour adding 1/2 tsp pepper powder, 1/2 tsp chilly powder.
  • Add salt required for the flour and mix well.
  • Chicken got marinated well. Now take a marinated piece and coat with flour and keep aside.
  • This is the first coating with flour. Make sure that the flour is coated well.
  • Repeat with all the pieces and keep in a plate. We need to make a second coating on the chicken pieces.
  • Check the layers on the chicken pieces. Now the pieces are ready do not leave for long time as it will absorb all the flour.
  • Immediately sieve the flour to take away wet dough inside. Discard it away.
  • For second coating, In a large bowl take ice water, we need to dip the chicken pieces in this water for making outer wavy crispy layers.
  • Meanwhile add oil in a pan or kadai and preheat before making a second coating. As we need to fry immediately after the second coating.
  • Take a chicken piece and dip in ice water for 30 secs. Use a kitchen holder / pakkad for convenience. Gently dip in ice water and take away to dust flour again.
  • Take away and again coat with the sieved flour.
  • Coat with flour to cover all over the chicken pieces and dust gently. Rub gently to get the wavy layers.
  • Check the layers on the chicken pieces.
  • Immediately after the second coat we need to fry in oil. Make sure the oil is in right temperatur.
  • Second coat only gives a nice wavy layer.
  • Check the oil is in medium temperature and drop the chicken piece gently. Immediatley after dropping in oil hold in vertical position for a sec. Fry for almost 5-7 mins till the chicken is nicely cooked inside.
  • This gives nice crispy waves like layers. Once done remove gently from oil, drain excess oil and keep on a wired rack. This prevents chicken from getting soggy.
  • Repeat making a second coat for other pieces. And fry all the pieces one by one.
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