Making fried chicken with cheese is the best way to eat fried chicken. It is the most delicious combination ever. I know that sounds weird, but it’s true.
I am a fan of all types of fried chicken. My favourites include Southern fried chicken, breaded chicken, and even chicken wings. However, I always wouldn’t say I like how fried chicken is made. There is no right or wrong way to make fried chicken. But if you want to add cheese, you should use your favourite kind.
But have you ever wondered how to fry chicken with cheese?
I’m going to share with you easy fried chicken with cheese recipe. I hope your family and friends love it. You can do the same. If you are thinking about trying this recipe out, So let’s start by finding out how to make fried chicken with cheese.
- 2 ½ Pound Whole Chicken
- 3 to 4 Well-beaten Eggs
- 4 Cups All-purpose Flour
- 2 Teaspoons Ground Pepper
- 1 ½ Teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 1 ½ Teaspoon Onion Powder
- 1 Teaspoon Chilli Flakes
- 1 Tablespoon Dried Oregano
- 2 Cups Buttermilk
- 2 Teaspoons of Seasoning Herbs
For Cheese Sauce:
- 1 Teaspoon Ground Paprika
- Salt, According to Taste
- 2 Cups Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
- 1 Cup Low-fat Cream Cheese
- 2 Tablespoons Butter
- 1 ½ Cup Milk
- 1 Teaspoon Onion Powder
- 1 Tablespoon All-purpose Flour
Step 1: Prepare the Chicken Pieces
Wash a medium-sized, 2 1/2-pound whole chicken thoroughly. Remove the skin from the chicken. Cut the whole chicken into 8 to 9 skinless, bone-in pieces.
You can make the same dish using only the breast pieces of chicken. Cut them into larger pieces and wash them with clean water. Place them on a paper towel to absorb any excess water.
Step 2: Marinate the Chicken
In a large bowl, place the chicken pieces. Add 2 teaspoons of ground pepper, 1 1/2 teaspoons of garlic powder, 1 1/2 teaspoons of onion powder, and 2 cups of buttermilk to the chicken pieces. Mix thoroughly with your hands. Ensure that all the parts of the chicken pieces get mixed with the spices.
You can use a large plastic bag. Put the chicken, spices, and buttermilk in the plastic bag. Zip the bag and shake it well. Then store the chicken pieces for at least 2 hours. I recommend storing it overnight.
Step 3: Coat the Chicken with Flour and Egg
Take 3 to 4 eggs and place them in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Beat the eggs properly with a beater.
In a large mixing bowl or plastic bag, combine 4 cups of all-purpose flour. Then remove the chicken pieces from the plastic bag or mixing bowl. Place them in the beaten eggs one by one.
Coat the chicken pieces with beaten eggs and then place them in the flour one by one. Coat the chicken pieces with flour thoroughly. Flip them two to three times so that all the parts get coated properly. Then store them on a plate.
Step 4: Deep Fry the Chicken
The chicken pieces for the recipe are prepared. Now it's time to fry them deeply. I recommend using a deep fryer for this recipe.
Connect your deep fryer to a power source and plug it in. Then pour 2 cups of oil into the skillet of the deep fryer. Turn on the switch and set the temperature to 375°F. Preheat the oil to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
Then place all the prepared flour-coated chicken pieces in the basket of the deep fryer. Connect the deep fryer to a power source first. Then pour the oil into the skillet of the deep fryer. Set the temperature to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
Preheat the oil until it reaches 375°F. Then open the lid of the deep fryer and place all the chicken pieces into the basket. Close the lid and deep fry the chicken pieces for 10 minutes. Open the lid again and flip the chicken pieces. Fry them deeply again for 5 minutes.
When your chicken pieces turn golden brown, remove them from the deep fryer. Your deep-fried chicken is ready for the recipe.
Step 5: Prepare Cheese Sauce
The hot, creamy cheese sauce is the game changer of the recipe. In a saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons of butter to make a delicious cheese sauce. Melt it, and then add 1 tablespoon of all-purpose flour to it. Stir them continuously with a spatula and make a paste of flour and butter.
Ensure that there is no powder of flour left and that all the flour gets completely mixed with the butter. Now add a little amount of milk to the flour-butter mixture and stir continuously. Do this three to four times, and you will get a thick texture of the white sauce.
Add the required amount of salt, ground paprika, and onion powder to the white sauce. Whisk them again and finally add 2 cups of shredded sharp Cheddar cheese and 1 cup of low-fat cream cheese. Whisk all the ingredients for 5 minutes, continuously, at a medium flow.
Place the cheese sauce in a bowl or directly pour it on the deep-fried chicken.
Step 6: Serve and Enjoy
You can enjoy the fried chicken by dipping it into the cheese or by gently coating it with cheese sauce. I prefer garnishing the fried chicken with cheese by using seasoning herbs and oregano.
Then serve on a serving plate and enjoy the delicious dish.
Frequently Asked Question
What type of cheese is best for fried chicken?
A suitable type of cheese to use for fried chicken is mozzarella. Mozzarella has a mild flavour that won’t overpower the taste of the chicken, and it melts quickly when heated, creating a creamy, cheesy coating.
Is fried chicken with cheese healthy?
Fried chicken with cheese is not a healthy food choice. It has high in saturated fats. Additionally, cheese is a high-fat dairy product and can contribute to an unhealthy diet.
Can I make fried chicken with cheese in the oven?
Yes, you can bake fried chicken with cheese in the oven. Preheat the oven to 350°F and arrange the coated chicken on a greased baking sheet. Bake for 25-30 minutes until the chicken is cooked and the cheese is melted.
This recipe is a delicious and indulgent meal that can easily be made in the comfort of your own home. With a few simple ingredients and effort, you can create a meal that will wow your guests and tantalises their taste buds. Whether you choose to serve it with a side of salad, this fried chicken with cheese is sure to be a hit. I hope you like my recipe.
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