Thursday, October 23, 2014

Entertaining & Recipe: How to Make A Deep Fried Whole Chicken

I'm sharing one of my favorite chicken recipes!  If you like chicken, you will love it prepared like this.  It's so good and juicy like this too!  The outside will be crunchy and the seasonings, when combined together, will blow you away when you taste it for the first time.  I'm also sharing my dinner menu below, to give you an idea of what I will be serving with my deep fried whole chicken.   

You'll notice that everything I have on my menu, can be purchased in multiple amounts or in a large quantity.  That's the secret to saving money, when hosting a party!  Think of food items, that will feed a lot of people.  This dinner is going to feed 10 of my guests, me and my husband and it's not going to break our bank! 

I'm also going to make up some menu cards for the place settings with a simple pair of scalloped crafting scissors and cardstock.  It's simple to do...purchase a gold or silver marker from Michael's Craft Shop and print the names on each card.  Additionally, purchase a small hole puncher, punch a hole in the top of the tag, add ribbon that matches your table setting and you are set to serve! 

Ok.  Here's my menu but better yet, here's my recipe for deep fried whole chicken.  You can find variations of this recipe online but I modified it by adding a few things to mine that I think you will like, so let me know what you think!

Note:  Safety is first!  Please be carfeul when using cooking oils.  Oil pops sometimes and can burn you very quickly, so please be cautious of that.  Use hand mitts and potholders to avoid burns and please keep children away from the stove top, whenever in use.

Deviled Eggs
Cherry Peppers stuffed with Tunafish
Celery stuffed with Cream Cheese
Chopped Salad

Baked Potatoes with Butter & Chives
Deep Fried Whole Chickens
Fried Cabbage with Sweet Onions

Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches (bake large cookies and add ice cream in between)

Cranberry, Pineapple & Ginger Ale mix w/mint leaf
Water w/slice of lemon

Deep Fried Whole Chickens - OMG, can I tell you how much I love my chicken prepared like this!  You and your guests will love it too, just follow the instructions, closely and please add the rosemary (it really flavors the chicken well)...enjoy!!

*(This is recipe for 1 whole chicken - repeat steps for more than one)
    1 whole chicken (medium size)
     rosemary flakes
3 cups of flour
onion powder
garlic powder
Lawry's Seasoning Salt (no salt or substitute salt will work also)
a pinch of cayenne pepper (use black pepper if you don't want to spice it up)
cooking oil
Large Dutch Oven pot
Wash chicken inside and out; pat dry well with paper towel (you do not want water dripping because water will cause oil to pop). Wash your hands.  Now, mix flour and spices together. Dip whole chicken into flour mixture. Coat well, inside and out.  Fill pot 1/2 full with cooking oil. Heat oil on medium heat until hot. Shake chicken before putting into the pot. Allow chicken to cook throughout, until done.  Cooking time should take about 20-25 minutes but may take longer depending on the size chicken you have.  *Just be sure you check the meat when you take it out to be sure its cooked inside (you can safely use a meat thermometer also if you have one).  If it does not look done, put it back into the oil.  Use a utensil that will allow you to keep lifting the chicken out to check for doneness and as it gets golden brown (sometimes I use two long speared forks to pierce chicken on each side, to lift).  You should be able to use this cooking oil to fry 2 medium whole chickens before it begins to burn and then you will need to replace old oil with fresh oil. Place on rack and let excess oil drain.  Cool for 5-8 minutes and begin slicing to serve!  Yummy!!!!

Did you find this recipe helpful?  Please comment below and let me know what you thought.  I would love to hear from you!
Make it a great day...