Curry Fried Chicken

If you are from Altoona, Pennsylvania, chances are, you have dined at Gourmet Buffet. Yes? Yes.Anyway, you probably tried one of their buffet staple – curry fried chicken. If you like curry fried chicken, now you can make your own, and the good thing is, YOU can make it even better.

Curry Fried Chicken
Curry Fried Chicken

First, mix all the spices – garlic powder, cayenne pepper, turmeric, curry powder, salt and then add the cornstarch.Why cornstarch? It is a tenderizer.

Rinse and clean chicken well. In a bowl,sprinkle the spice mixture all over chicken. Massaging the chicken with the rub. You might want to use a plastic gloves here. For the cayenne pepper, I used just 1/2 teaspoon, so this recipe is not hot at all. You can add more if you prefer hot and spicy chicken. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and marinate for 2 hours in the fridge.

Two hours passed. Lightly dredge chicken with flour.

In a frying pan or heavy skillet, heat oil to about 350 degrees. You can use just enough oil to cover at least half of the chicken. You can also deep fry. Fry chicken,turning the other side of the chicken to cook until golden brown or when temperature gauge inserted to the thickest part of the meat registers at 180. Depending on the size of the meat, it could typically take about 8-13 minutes each side.Do not overcrowd the pan.

Place fried chicken on a plate lined with paper towel to drain excess oil.

Enjoy.

Curry Fried Chicken Recipe

Yields 6

Ingredients

  1. 6-8 chicken drumsticks or any chicken part
  2. 2 tsps curry powder
  3. 2 tsps turmeric
  4. 1 tsp salt
  5. 1 tsp garlic powder
  6. 2 tsps cornstarch
  7. 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  8. About 2 cups of flour for dredging
  9. about 2 1/2 quart canola oil

Instructions

  1. Mix all the spices- garlic powder, cayenne pepper, turmeric, curry powder, salt and then add the cornstarch.
  2. Rinse and clean chicken well. In a bowl,sprinkle the spice mixture all over chicken. Massaging the chicken with the rub. You might want to use a plastic gloves. For the cayenne pepper, I used just 1/2 teaspoon, so it is not hot at all. You can add more if you prefer hot and spicy chicken. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and marinate for 2 hours in the fridge.
  3. After two hours. Lightly dredge chicken with flour.
  4. In a frying pan or heavy skillet, heat oil to about 350 degrees. You can use just enough oil to cover at least half of the chicken. You can also deep fry. Fry chicken,turning the other side of the chicken to cook until golden brown or when temperature gauge inserted to the thickest part of the meat registers at 180. Depending on the size of the meat, it could typically take about 8-13 minutes each side.Do not overcrowd the pan.
  5. Place fried chicken on a plate lined with paper towel to drain excess oil.
  6. Serve warm and enjoy.

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