Fried Chicken with Milk Instead of Eggs
Fried chicken is one of those meals that you either love or hate. It’s a classic dish that can be enjoyed at any time of the day. But what if I told you that you could make fried chicken without eggs?
Yes, you can make fried chicken with milk instead of eggs. And that is precisely what I have done for you in this recipe. Fried chicken with milk is a tasty alternative to the classic egg-based recipe and can be just as crispy and flavorful.
That’s right. I will share with you how to make fried chicken with milk instead of egg. This fried chicken recipe is made with all-natural ingredients and doesn’t require any fancy equipment.
- 2 to 3 Pound medium-sized Whole Chicken
- 1 ½ Cup Evaporated Milk/ Buttermilk
- 1 ½ teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
- Salt, According to taste
- 2 Cups Vegetable Oil or Peanut Oil or Canola Oil
- 2 ½ Cups All-Purpose Flour
- 1 teaspoon Paprika Powder
- 1 tablespoon Ground Thyme
- 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 1 teaspoon Onion Powder
Step 1: Prepare the Ingredients
Bring a medium-sized whole chicken (2 ½ to 3 lb). Wash and clean the chicken and remove dark spots before cutting it. Make 8 to 9 pieces of chicken. Gather other spices and ingredients to cook the chicken.
Step 2: Make Flour Mixture
Take 2 ½ cups of flour and place it in a large plastic bag or food storage bag. Add 1 teaspoon of paprika powder, 1 tablespoon of ground thyme, 1 tablespoon of salt, and 1 teaspoon each of garlic powder and onion powder. Shake all the ingredients properly. Store them in that plastic bag for later use.
Step 3: Coat the Chicken with Flour and Milk
In a large bowl, pour all the evaporated milk or buttermilk. You can use only plain milk instead. Add a pinch of salt to the milk. However, dip the chicken pieces into the milk. Let them soak the evaporated milk or buttermilk for 10 minutes.
Then remove the chicken pieces from the milk and store them for 2 hours. It is not necessary to soak for 2 hours. You can skip storing and directly proceed to the next step.
After soaking the milk, place the chicken pieces into the flour mixture kept in the plastic bag. Zip the bag, and then shake it well. The chicken pieces will get coated with the flour mixture thoroughly. Then remove the chicken pieces from the plastic bag and keep them on a plate.
Step 4: Deep Fry the Chicken
In this section, I will use a deep fryer. It will make the chicken crunchy and soft. Connect or plug in the deep fryer to a power source and turn on the main switch. Then pour 2 cups of vegetable oil or peanut oil into the large skillet of the deep fryer. Close the lid and set the temperature to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
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Now turn on the start button and wait until the oil reaches the desired temperature. When the reading shows 375 degrees Fahrenheit, open the lid and place all the prepared and floured chicken pieces into the deep fryer basket. Again, close the lid and set the timer to 10 minutes. Push the start button and wait for 10 minutes.
After 10 minutes, open the lid and check if the chicken pieces have turned golden brown. If so, then take away the chicken pieces from the deep fryer. And if the chicken pieces don't get cooked properly, again, let them cook for 5 minutes.
Step 5: Garnish and Serve
Fried chicken without eggs and only with milk is ready to serve. Garnish the chicken with chilli flakes, salt, ground thyme, and oregano. Enjoy this yummy southern dish with your favorite dipping sauce.
Frequently Asked Question
How Long Does Fried Chicken Take to Fry?
Fried chicken typically takes about 10-13 minutes to fry. The exact cooking time will depend on the size and thickness of the chicken pieces, as well as the temperature of the oil. Make sure that the oil is hot enough before adding the chicken. It should be between 350-375 degrees Fahrenheit. Once the chicken is added to the pan, cook for 10 minutes per side until golden brown or cooked.
Is There a Difference Between Regular and Unfiltered Cow’s Milk?
When it comes to frying chicken with milk, there is a difference between regular and unfiltered cow’s milk. Regular cow’s milk contains fat, which can add flavor and richness to fried chicken.
On the other hand, unfiltered cow’s milk is lower in fat than regular milk and has a lower flavor profile. It also contains other nutrients that can help promote browning and crispness when used for frying.
The unfiltered cow’s milk also helps create a higher heat capacity, resulting in a crispier crust. For these reasons, you must prefer unfiltered cow’s milk when frying chicken without eggs.
Fried chicken with milk is a delicious and easy-to-make meal. It is tastier than traditional fried chicken and doesn’t require fancy equipment or hard-to-find ingredients. Whether you’re looking for a simple weeknight snack or something special for Sunday brunch, this fried chicken recipe is sure to please. I hope you will try this recipe and enjoy it as much as I do. Thanks for reading, and happy cooking.
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