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Gordon Ramsay Fried Chicken

Gordon Ramsay’s fried chicken is a paprika-spiked, savory pleasure that can be made in only 35 minutes. It’s a simple meal that can be prepared in no time, yet will leave you feeling satisfied.

Gordon Ramsay Fried Chicken
Gordon Ramsay Fried Chicken

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💗 Why You’ll Love This Fried Chicken Recipe:

  • Bold Flavor: Paprika gives fried chicken a distinctive and robust flavor.
  • Crispy Texture: The cooking method ensures a perfectly crunchy exterior.
  • Juicy Interior: Despite the crispy coating, the chicken remains tender and juicy.
  • Family Favorite: It’s a crowd-pleaser and perfect for gatherings.

❓ What Is Gordon Ramsay’s Fried Chicken Recipe?

Gordon Ramsay’s recipe for fried chicken yields perfectly seasoned, golden-brown chicken with a satisfying crunch. Simply marinate, dredge in seasoned flour, and fry for an unusual dish that’s a breeze to prepare and a crowd-pleaser.

Gordon Ramsay Fried Chicken
Gordon Ramsay Fried Chicken

📜 Gordon Ramsay Fried Chicken Ingredients

  • 1 (4 pound) chicken, cut into pieces
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour for coating
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 quarts vegetable oil for frying

🍗 How To Make Gordon Ramsay Fried Chicken

  1. Remove the skin from the chicken parts you just cut up.
  2. Place the flour in a large plastic bag; the quantity needed will depend on the number of chicken breasts you’ll be cooking.
  3. Add some paprika, salt, and pepper to the flour (the paprika will aid in browning the chicken).
  4. Coat chicken in buttermilk, then add to a sealed bag containing flour a few pieces at a time, and shake until well coated.
  5. Cover the coated chicken with a clean dish towel or waxed paper and set it on a baking sheet or tray. Let sit until the flour reaches a paste-like consistency.
  6. Add roughly 1/3 to 1/2 of the vegetable oil to a large skillet (cast iron is ideal). Heat over high heat.
  7. Add as many chicken pieces as will fit in the skillet. Put the chicken in hot oil and brown it on both sides.
  8. Reduce heat to low, cover skillet, and cook chicken for 30 minutes, until done through but not crunchy. Take the lid off, crank the heat, and keep frying until crispy.
  9. Use paper towels to drain the fried chicken. You may need to do the frying in shifts if you have a lot of chicken.
  10. Keep the cooked chicken in a heated oven while you finish the rest.

💭 Recipe Tips

  • Season the chicken thoroughly with paprika, salt, and pepper to bring out its natural taste.
  • Coat the chicken pieces uniformly with flour so that they all turn out to be uniformly crispy.
  • Make sure the oil temperature stays at 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius) so that everything fries evenly.
  • Fry the chicken in batches to prevent it from becoming overcrowded in the pan.
  • Raise the temperature toward the end of cooking to achieve a crispier finish.
Gordon Ramsay Fried Chicken
Gordon Ramsay Fried Chicken

🥗 What Goes Well With Fried Chicken?

Fried chicken combines well with a variety of sides including coleslaw, biscuits, mac & cheese, baked beans, cornbread, mashed potatoes, corn on the cob, fried okra, and potato salad.

🎚 How To Store Leftover Fried Chicken?

  • In The Fridge: Refrigerate leftover fried chicken for 3 to 4 days if kept in a sealed airtight container.
  • In The Freezer: Leftover fried chicken can be frozen for up to 3 to 4 months if placed in a freezer bag after separately wrapping each one in plastic wrap.

🥵 How To Reheat Fried Chicken?

  • Oven: Set oven temperature to 400°F then arrange fried chicken on a baking sheet and heat for 12 to 15 minutes.
  • Air Freyer: Bring the temperature of the air fryer to 375 degrees Fahrenheit then toss fried chicken into a single-layer basket and heat for 4 minutes, or until crispy.
  • Microwave: Transfer the fried chicken to a microwave-safe dish covered with a damp paper towel and heat for 30 seconds at a time or until hot.

FAQs

Why won’t my fried chicken get crispy?

Your fried chicken may not get crispy if your oil temperature is too high, causing quick browning without allowing the coating to crispen properly.

What oil is the best to fry chicken in?

Canola oil is often considered the best choice for frying chicken due to its high smoke point and neutral flavor.

What is the secret to keeping fried chicken crispy?

The secret to keeping fried chicken crispy is to place the pieces on a wire rack over a baking sheet, allowing excess oil to drain and maintain crispiness.

Why does my fried chicken come out dry?

Your fried chicken can turn out dry if it’s left in the hot oil for too long, causing the meat to overcook and lose moisture.

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Gordon Ramsay Fried Chicken Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving:

  • Calories 377
  • Total Fat 21g
  • Saturated Fat 5.7g
  • Cholesterol 126mg
  • Sodium 118mg
  • Potassium 327.6mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 4.4g
  • Dietary Fiber 0.1g
  • Sugars 0g
  • Protein 40g

Gordon Ramsay Fried Chicken

Difficulty:BeginnerPrep time: 15 minutesCook time: 35 minutesRest time: 30 minutesTotal time:1 hour 20 minutesServings:8 servingsCalories:377 kcal Best Season:Available

Description

Gordon Ramsay’s fried chicken is a paprika-spiked, savory pleasure that can be made in only 35 minutes. It’s a simple meal that can be prepared in no time, yet will leave you feeling satisfied.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Remove the skin from the chicken parts you just cut up.
  2. Place the flour in a large plastic bag; the quantity needed will depend on the number of chicken breasts you’ll be cooking.
  3. Add some paprika, salt, and pepper to the flour (the paprika will aid in browning the chicken).
  4. Coat chicken in buttermilk, then add to a sealed bag containing flour a few pieces at a time, and shake until well coated.
  5. Cover the coated chicken with a clean dish towel or waxed paper and set it on a baking sheet or tray. Let sit until the flour reaches a paste-like consistency.
  6. Add roughly 1/3 to 1/2 of the vegetable oil to a large skillet (cast iron is ideal). Heat over high heat.
  7. Add as many chicken pieces as will fit in the skillet. Put the chicken in hot oil and brown it on both sides.
  8. Reduce heat to low, cover skillet, and cook chicken for 30 minutes, until done through but not crunchy. Take the lid off, crank the heat, and keep frying until crispy.
  9. Use paper towels to drain the fried chicken. You may need to do the frying in shifts if you have a lot of chicken.
  10. Keep the cooked chicken in a heated oven while you finish the rest.

Notes

  • Season the chicken thoroughly with paprika, salt, and pepper to bring out its natural taste.
  • Coat the chicken pieces uniformly with flour so that they all turn out to be uniformly crispy.
  • Make sure the oil temperature stays at 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius) so that everything fries evenly.
  • Fry the chicken in batches to prevent it from becoming overcrowded in the pan.
  • Raise the temperature toward the end of cooking to achieve a crispier finish.
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