Are you craving some delicious, crispy fried chicken? Look no further than this broaster chicken recipe! Broaster chicken, a trademarked name for a special method of pressure frying chicken, is known for its golden brown, crispy texture and juicy, flavorful meat. While the genuine broaster chicken is only available in certain restaurants and supper clubs that have the special equipment to make it, you can make your own version of this delicious dish at home with just a few simple steps.
To make broaster chicken, you’ll start by cutting a whole chicken into pieces and marinating it in a mixture of buttermilk, lemon juice, and a secret blend of spices that includes paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and red chili powder. While the chicken is marinating, you can mix together the flour mixture, which includes all-purpose flour, salt, black pepper, and a pinch of ginger powder for extra flavor.
When you’re ready to cook the chicken, you have a couple of options. You can use a deep fryer or Dutch oven to deep-fry the chicken in a lot of oil, or you can use a pressure cooker or instant pot for a pressure cooking method that uses less oil and results in a healthier option. Either way, you’ll want to make sure the cooking oil is at the right temperature (around 350°F) and that the chicken is coated well in the flour mixture before cooking.
The main difference between broaster chicken and regular fried chicken is the cooking method. While traditional fried chicken is cooked in a deep-fat frying process, broaster chicken is cooked in a special broasting machine that uses high pressure and much higher temperature to cook the chicken to perfection. The result is the juiciest, most flavorful chicken with a crispy, special coating that sets it apart from other fried chicken recipes.
If you don’t have access to a broasting machine, don’t worry – this broasted chicken recipe can still give you great results! Just follow the simple steps and use the right equipment, and you’ll have a delicious dish that’s sure to impress your friends and family. Plus, you can enjoy it with your favorite sides like French fries, coleslaw, or mac and cheese.
Here are some tips and tricks to keep in mind when making broaster chicken:
Preparation time: Marinating time is key to getting the best chicken, so allow for at least 2-4 hours of marinating time to let the flavors fully infuse the meat.
Cook time: Depending on the cooking method and the size of the chicken pieces, the cook time can vary. For deep-frying, it’s usually about 7-8 minutes per batch, while for pressure cooking it’s about 12-15 minutes.
Oil: Whether you’re deep-frying or pressure cooking, you’ll need to use a lot of oil to cook the chicken. Canola oil or peanut oil works well for deep-frying, while for pressure cooking you can use any kind of vegetable oil.
Coating: The secret to getting that special broaster chicken coating is in the flour mixture. Be sure to mix it well and coat the chicken pieces evenly for the best flavor.
Draining: To avoid excess oil, place the cooked chicken pieces on a paper towel or tissue paper to absorb any excess oil before serving.
If you want to switch things up and add your own twist to this broaster chicken recipe, there are a few variations you can try. For example, you can experiment with different spices and herbs in the flour mixture, or try using bread crumbs instead of flour for a different texture. You can also use egg whites instead of buttermilk for a healthier option, or add a pinch of salt and a little cold water to the flour mixture for a lighter coating that still results in a crispy texture. You can even add some Parmesan cheese to the flour mixture for a cheesy, flavorful twist.
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Broaster chicken is a classic American comfort food dish that can be enjoyed with a variety of sides and drinks. To complete your chicken dinner, you may want to consider serving some classic sides like mashed potatoes, coleslaw, mac and cheese, french fries or greasy beans.
If you want something that sneaks in some vegetables, but can keep with the theme, I’d recommend my zucchini pancakes.
A refreshing salad or some roasted vegetables can also provide a nice balance to the rich and savory chicken. For a drink, a cold beer or a glass of lemonade would be the perfect complement to this delicious dish.
If you’re a fan of broaster chicken, you may also enjoy other fried chicken recipes or dishes that use similar cooking methods. Some examples include:
- Pollo broaster, a version of broaster chicken that originated in South Asia and is popular in Saudi Arabia.
- Genuine broaster chicken, which is the product of a patented process used by the Broaster Company.
- Traditional fried chicken, which is a classic American dish that is similar to broaster chicken in terms of its crispy coating and juicy meat.
Overall, broaster chicken is a delicious way to enjoy one of the best chicken dishes out there. With its great flavor, crispy texture, and juicy meat, this simple recipe is sure to become a favorite among home cooks and fried chicken enthusiasts. So give it a try the next time you’re in the mood for some great food, and savor the authentic taste of broaster chicken!
- 1 whole chicken, cut into 8 pieces
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons paprika
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 cups buttermilk
- Vegetable oil, for frying
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and black pepper.
- Pour the buttermilk into another large bowl.
- Dip each chicken piece into the buttermilk, then into the flour mixture, making sure to coat it well. Shake off any excess flour.
- Heat vegetable oil in a deep fryer or heavy-bottomed pot to 350°F.
- Carefully place the chicken pieces into the hot oil, being careful not to overcrowd the pot. Fry for 12-15 minutes, or until the chicken is golden brown and cooked through.
- Using a slotted spoon or tongs, remove the chicken from the oil and place it on a wire rack to drain off excess oil.
- Repeat the process with the remaining chicken pieces.
- Serve the broaster chicken hot, with your favorite dipping sauces.
- Be sure to use a meat thermometer to check that the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165°F before serving.
- It's important to use a deep fryer or a heavy-bottomed pot to fry the chicken to ensure that it cooks evenly and doesn't stick to the bottom of the pot.
- To prevent the chicken from becoming too greasy, place it on a wire rack to drain off any excess oil after frying.
- You can adjust the amount of seasoning in the flour mixture to suit your taste preferences. Feel free to add more or less of any of the spices, or experiment with different seasonings to create your own custom blend.
- Broaster chicken is often served with classic sides like coleslaw, mashed potatoes, or mac and cheese, so consider including some of these side dishes in your recipe post as well.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 2 Pieces
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 689Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 136mgSodium: 1948mgCarbohydrates: 59gFiber: 4gSugar: 7gProtein: 52g