You can get a 1kg chicken wings from Aldi which is approximately 32 chicken wings for only £1.59! And all the other ingredients you need are very simple that you probably have them already. So why not trying make them yourself?
I’ve noticed the fried chicken in the UK has slightly different style of batter than the ones I had in Taiwan in general. The batter of the fried chicken in Taiwan is mostly flaky but the ones in the UK is more compact.
After I’ve tried so many fried chicken in the UK, and finally found something similar which is the chicken wings from KFC. Therefore, making the perfect batter which is similar to the KFC chicken wings is my main goal here, and you can alter the ingredients to suit your taste. You can change the marinade based on your preference; my recipe for the chicken marinade is just for your reference. ⠀
- Chicken wings⠀
- Paprika ⠀
- Chilli powder ⠀
- Onion powder⠀
- Garlic powder⠀
- Salt & pepper⠀
- Corn starch
- Soak the chicken wings in the marinade for at least 3 hours to make sure they absorb the flavour ⠀
- The portion of batter for the flour and the corn starch is 5:1, and you’ll need a sieve and a pot of water⠀
- Put the chicken wings in to the mixed batter and compact the batter tightly to the chicken wings⠀
- Put the chicken wings in to the sieve and soak into the water for 1 sec and take it out, don’t be too rough with it⠀
- Put the chicken wings back into the batter for a second coating, and make sure to rub the chicken wings to create some flakes. This will give the chicken a better flaky texture and not be too flat or compact ⠀
- Deep fry the chicken wings for 6-8 mins at 160 degrees