Fried chicken

This fried chicken is just bursting with deliciousness! The tender meat coupled with a crunchy crust can’t be beat in my opinion!


Difficulty: Easy

Time: 25 min. preparation time, 10 min. baking time

Nutrition: Calories ca 903 / Protein 50g / Carbohydr. 26g / Fat 67g

Ingredients (6 servings)

8chicken legs (whole)
200 gall-purpose flour
2 tbspgarlic powder
2 tbsponion powder
2 tbspsalt
1 tbsppepper
2 tbsppaprika
60 mlwater
2 tbspTabasco
1 tbspbaking powder
vegetable oil for deep frying


frying pan, tongs, baking sheet, oven, 2 large bowls, whisk, parchment paper, cutting board, knife, small bowl

Wine Tip

Cava, Spain
Sparkling wine elevates a dish like fried chicken into something sublime. Choose one with a moderate level of sweetness, such as a fine Brut style Spanish Cava. Its floral aromatics and zesty citrus flavors offer a subtle complexity and cut the richness of the meat.

Step 1

Fried chicken

Preheat oven to 200°C/400°F. In a small bowl, mix together garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, and paprika.

oven, small bowl

2 tbsp garlic powder / 2 tbsp onion powder / 2 tbsp salt / 1 tbsp pepper / 2 tbsp paprika

Step 2

Fried chicken

Carefully cut chicken legs in half at the joint. Rub them generously with spice rub, setting any excess spice rub aside.

cutting board, knife

8 chicken legs

Step 3

Fried chicken

In a large bowl, whisk together egg, water, and Tabasco. In a separate large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, a pinch of salt, and the excess spice rub.

2 large bowls, whisk

4 eggs / 60 ml water / 2 tbsp Tabasco / 200 g flour / 1 tbsp baking powder / salt

Step 4

Fried chicken

Dip chicken pieces in the egg mixture until well coated on all sides. Lightly shake to remove excess liquid. Then dredge chicken in flour mixture until a thick and even crust is formed. Repeat these steps for a thicker crust if desired.


Step 5

Fried chicken

Preheat frying oil over medium-high heat in a large, deep frying pan. The right temperature is reached when small bubbles form when a wooden spoon is held into the oil. Fry chicken pieces in batches until brown and crispy for approx. 3 – 5 min. Transfer to a lined baking sheet and bake in a preheated oven at 200°C/400°F for approx. 10 – 15 min. Remove from oven and enjoy with lemon wedges and dipping sauces of your choice!

frying pan, baking sheet, parchment paper

vegetable oil for deep frying