Here’s How to Cook the Crispiest Fried Chicken

Fried chicken
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If you love the feeling of biting into the crispiest, most succulent piece of fried chicken, it’s important to know that you don’t have to wait until your next fast food restaurant visit to do so. Here is how you can cook the crispiest fried chicken using ingredients and appliances you can find in your own kitchen.

The Key Ingredient

While it may not seem like an obvious choice, instant ramen can be the perfect breading. This is because they are already pre-fried right out of the bag. This means that they will become even more extremely crispy once they are deep-fried again.

How to Make the Breading

Start by crushing the ramen noodles into small chunks before returning them to the packet. Use a rolling pin to continue flattening the noodles until they’re crushed to smithereens. Pour the mixture into a large zipper bag and insert the chicken pieces. Shake the bag so that the chicken is well-coated and then fry it in either a deep fryer or air fryer until golden brown.

How to Pick the Right Ramen

Although almost any brand of ramen will do, you might want to pick a spicier brand if you enjoy fried chicken with a bit of a kick. These include SAMYANG Buldak, Indomie, and NongShim Gourmet Spicy. No matter which brand you pick, the ramen should prove to be a crispy and scrumptious breading.