As for the KFC’s Extra Crispy chicken, there are customers who wanted it to be spicy and bold.
The Hot and Spicy Chicken was introduced, although which the recipe has changed a bit in this day and age.
It comes frozen and is cooked frozen and not prepared fresh in many stores.
Here is how they do it.
Recipe for Hot and Spicy Chicken
- 1 whole frying chicken, cut up and Marinated
- 6-8 cups shortening
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 cup milk
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 3/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon white pepper
- 3/4 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
- 3/4 teaspoon MSG
- 1/8 teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 1/8 teaspoon Baking Powder
- Trim any excess skin and fat from the chicken pieces.
- Preheat the shortening in a deep-fryer to 350 degrees.
- Combine the beaten egg and milk in a medium bowl.
- In another medium bowl, combine the remaining coating ingredients
- When the chicken has marinated, transfer each piece to paper towels so that excess liquid can drain off.
- Working with one piece at a time, dip in egg and milk then coat the chicken with the dry flour mixture, coated very generously.
- Stack the chicken on a plate or cookie sheet until each piece has been coated.
- Drop the chicken, one piece at a time into the hot shortening.
- Fry half of the chicken at a time (4 pieces) for 12-15 minutes, or until it is golden brown. You should be sure to stir the chicken around halfway through the cooking time so that each piece cooks evenly.
- Remove the chicken to a rack or towels to drain for about 5 minutes before eating.