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Welcome to our kitchen, where we’re about to reveal the foolproof recipe for the juiciest and most flavorful chicken thighs you’ve ever tasted. Forget the hassle of going to KFC – with this recipe, you can recreate their famous Original Recipe right at home. So grab your knife and get ready for a finger-licking experience!
Prepare the Chicken
Start by giving your chicken thighs a little love. Using a knife, pierce them a few times. This will allow the flavors to penetrate the meat, resulting in a more succulent and tasty dish. Trust us, it’s a game-changer!
The Marinade Magic
Now it’s time to marinate our chicken and infuse it with a burst of flavors. In a bowl, combine 5 tablespoons of salt, 3 tablespoons of hot paprika, 150 ml of soy sauce, and 5 liters of water. Mix everything together with your hands until well combined. Transfer the chicken thighs into the marinade, making sure they are fully submerged. Cover the bowl and let it marinate in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours. This step is crucial for maximum flavor!
The Secret Ingredient
While the chicken is marinating, let’s talk about a secret ingredient that will take your homemade KFC to the next level. Potato starch! This magical ingredient will give your chicken thighs that irresistible crunch. If you have a cooking device specifically for frying, great! If not, a regular pot will do just fine. Heat sunflower oil to 180-200 degrees Celsius (356-392 degrees Fahrenheit) and get ready to fry.
Coat It Up
In a separate bowl, mix 2 kg of regular wheat flour, 3 tablespoons of hot paprika, and 3 tablespoons of potato starch. Once the marinade time is up, remove the chicken thighs from the bowl and coat them generously in the flour mixture. Pro tip: Use your fingertips to ensure an even coating. After coating, let the chicken rest in the flour for 3 minutes.
Fry to Perfection
Carefully place the coated chicken thighs into the hot oil and let them fry for about 15-16 minutes. Keep an eye on the color – when they turn golden brown, they’re ready to be devoured. To ensure even cooking, stir the chicken thighs every 4-5 minutes. This will help them achieve that perfectly crispy exterior.
Serve and Enjoy
Once your chicken thighs are done, remove them from the oil and let them drain on a paper towel-lined plate. Admire the beautiful color and the mouthwatering aroma that fills your kitchen. These homemade KFC-style Original Recipe chicken thighs are a sight to behold!
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Now it’s your turn to make this classic KFC favorite from the comfort of your own kitchen. Gather your ingredients, put on your apron, and get ready to amaze your taste buds. Happy cooking!