10 May 2011
Wanna feast on finger lickin’ good fried chicken? Well, you probably can DIY in your kitchen with the recipes below. This Popeyes’ chicken is different, the skin is light, crispy and simply a joy to eat when done right.
3 cup Self-rising flour
1 cup Cornstarch
3 tbs Seasoned salt
2 tbs Paprika
1 ts Baking soda
1 pk Italian Salad Dressing Mix Powder
1 pk Onion Soup Mix -- (1 1/2 Ounces)
1 pk Spaghetti sauce mix -- (1/2 Ounce)
3 tbs Sugar
3 cup Corn flakes -- crushed
2 Eggs -- well beaten
1/4 cup Cold water4 lb Chicken -- cut up
Combine first 9 ingredients in large bowl. Put the cornflakes into another bowl. Put eggs and water in a 3rd bowl. Put enough corn oil into a heavy roomy skillet to fill it 1" deep. Get it HOT! Grease a 9x12x2 baking pan. Set it aside. Preheat oven to 350~.
Dip chicken pieces 1 piece at a time as follows: 1-Into dry coating mix. 2-Into egg and water mix. 3-Into corn flakes. 4-Briskly but briefly back into dry mix. 5-Drop into hot oil, skin-side-down and brown 3 to 4 minutes on medium high. Turn and brown other side of each piece. Don't crowd pieces during frying.
Place in prepared pan in single layer, skin-side-up. Seal in foil, on 3 sides only, leaving 1 side loose for steam to escape. Bake at 350~ for 35-40 minutes removing foil then to test tenderness of chicken. Allow to bake uncovered 5 - 8 minutes longer to crisp the coating.