Broasted chicken is often misunderstood for fried chicken. However, there is a slight difference between the two. Broasted chicken combines the techniques of frying and pressure cooking that makes the chicken crispy on the outside while retaining its juicy tenderness inside. Although the process of making broasted chicken seems complicated, trust us, it’s not. With this simple recipe, you can now make super crispy broasted chicken at home using a triple-dip method.
Make Super Crispy Triple-dipped Broasted Chicken at Home
In a bowl, mix buttermilk, minced garlic, pepper and salt together. Immerse the chicken in this marinade and cover it with a plastic wrap. Let this marinade sit for at least 12 hours.
In a bowl, mix all-purpose flour, cornflour, pepper powder, chilli powder, herbs and salt well. In another bowl, whisk egg and water together. Take panko crumbs in a plate and add mixed herbs and a pinch of salt to it.
Dip the marinated chicken in the flour mix, then dip it in the egg and then finally in panko crumbs mixture. Coat the chicken well and carefully put it in the cooker. Cover the pressure cooker and cook for about 1 to 2 whistles.
After 2 whistles, turn off the flame and let the cooker stand for 5 minutes. Using a spoon, release the pressure from the cooker and open the lid. Switch on the flame again and fry the chicken until you get a crispy skin; it should take around 8-10 minutes. Once done, drain the chicken on tissue paper to remove excess oil.
Drizzle some hot sauce over the chicken for extra spice. Serve hot with mayo-dip and ketchup alongside mac-n-cheese, fries or mashed potatoes.
You can also skip the pressure cooker step to fry the chicken directly in the oil and then drain to remove excess oil. Once done, you can bake the chicken in a 325°F preheated oven for about 15 minutes.
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How do I know if my chicken is cooked?
The ideal temperature of the chicken should be around 160°F. You can use a kitchen thermometer for this or simply cut the fried chicken in the middle to check if the meat is whitish opaque.
What can I use instead of panko crumbs?
You can use regular breadcrumbs, slightly toast them before coating the chicken.
Can I make broasted chicken without buttermilk?
Yes. You can skip buttermilk and marinate the chicken with salt, pepper and 1 tbsp vinegar or lemon juice for about 10 to 15 minutes. However, for better results and taste, it is recommended to marinate the chicken with buttermilk for at least 12 hours.