Cooking Fried Chicken with a Twist Like a Pro (Not really!)

Cooking fried chicken was not easy for me for a long while. I tend to over-cook and under-cook them in many different circumstances. It's true what they say though; that practice makes perfect. Now, cooking fried chicken for me is no longer a challenge.

In fact, I'd like to share with you a different way of cooking fried chicken. Let's start cookin' like pro's!

Cooking fried chicken with a twist

Personally, cooking fried chicken is more difficult for me than frying fish or pork. In cooking fried chicken, the pan needs to be at the right temperature - not too high and not too low. In frying pork and fish, as long as the pan is hot, the meat will be cooked fine. In any case, in time, I've learned that in cooking fried chicken, the pan needs to be really hot before I deep in my chicken. Then I need to pinch the chicken with fork as it cooks to allow oil into the chicken meat; thereby not leaving the inside raw. I would then lower the heat when the chicken turns golden. That's my way of cooking fried chicken, at least. What's your technique?

That's not what this post is about though. I'm sharing a Vietnamese-inspired dish. (Sorry for the prologue...) Anyway, we'll be cooking fried chicken with lemongrass for this home cooking recipe. Excited?! Let's start cooking!

Ingredients in cooking fried chicken with a twist:
- chicken drumstick and/or chicken wings
- lemongrass, chopped or crushed
- fish sauce
- garlic, crushed
- ground pepper
- cooking oil

Let's start cooking fried chicken with a Vietnamese twist.
1. Mix in the chicken, garlic, fish sauce, lemongrass and pepper in a bowl. 
2. Add in a little cooking oil or extra virgin olive oil (if available) to add flavor.
3. Marinade for 10-15 minutes.
4. Deep fry the chicken. You may choose to follow my way of cooking fried chicken; or of course, deep-fry them as you would normally do.

These home cooking recipe may be frozen if you prefer to cook it at a later time or day. It's like cooking tapa which allows you to marinade the meats for a longer time. Cooking fried chicken with lemongrass adds a citrus flavor into your fried chicken. You don't have to put lemon into the marinade since we already used lemongrass.

I hope you enjoy cooking fried chicken this way. Remember me when you cook!

About the Author: Beingwell loves simple home cooking recipes. She enjoys sharing her quick easy meals, including Filipino cooking recipes in this blog. 
Enjoy cooking like a pro!


  1. what an interesting twist! thanks!:)

  2. I guess the chicken would really smell good ! I like the aroma of lemongrass! And yes, we have to cook the chicken well... we don't like the blood there!


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