Chicken fry recipe

chicken fry recipe (chicken dry)

Garnished chicken fry in serving plate for chicken fry recipe

Who doesn't love crispy bites of fry chicken pieces with a soft and juicy texture from inside. Fry chicken has a distinct flavour that no body can resist to taste.

Chicken fry is dry, crisp and juicy that can be easily made at home with the readily available ingredients from your kitchen. If you are looking for a restaurant style chicken fry recipe then you have come to the right place. Here I bring  you the step by step guide on how to make chicken fry recipe at home.

What is  chicken fry

Fry chicken are crisp and juicy deep fried chicken pieces made by marinating chicken pieces either bone in or boneless with gram flour, corn flour and other spices. 

It is one of the easy and simple recipe that is hugely popular through out the world . There is no extra efforts need to make this super easy recipe at home. If you love dry chicken recipe then I am sure you would love this Chicken dry recipe.

Dry chicken recipes are perfect snacks or appetizer and goes well for any cocktail events.

This crispy chicken fry recipe is very popular in North Indian states and  particularly in Delhi. One of best selling evening snacks across the city streets.

I have tried few version of this chicken fry recipe and selected the  best  recipe here to share with you. This chicken fry is totally dry and juicy. 

Crispy chicken fry

To make them crispy you can either use corn flour or rice flour. Here in this recipe I have used corn flour to coat them. This Chicken fry with corn flour gives you the perfect crispiness.

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Tips to make Chicken fry juicy

When the word juicy comes , you need to put some extra efforts. You need a good proper marination process for your chicken to be juicy.

You need good natural tendering agent like lemon juice, yoghurt(curd) in your marination.
  • Go for two marination process, first with salt, lemon juice and ginger garlic paste. And marinated for at least 30 minutes.
  • And second one with yoghurt and other spices and leave it for overnight
  • When frying don't overcook the chicken pieces otherwise they will become dry.
  • There is another marination process used in southern City, a traditional method used to make chicken pieces juicy. They soak chicken pieces in buttermilk for overnight. These helps it tender and moist on inside and also help to coating stick to chicken pieces. These fried chicken are called southern fried chicken.

Steps to make chicken fry


 Cut the chicken pieces into small bite size pieces. And wash them . Let the chicken pieces dry completely.

Now marinate the chicken pieces with lemon juice, salt,ginger garlic paste  for 30 minutes. This is first marination process.

Marinated chicken pieces for chicken fry recipe

Lemon juice is a good tendering agent and help to make the chicken pieces soft and juicy.

After the marination time, mix red chilly powder, cumin powder, coriander powder , turmeric powder, salt, black pepper powder and red chilly paste with the chicken pieces. Due to the use red chilly paste ( Kashmiri red chilly paste) we get the distinct red colour for our fry chicken.

Mixing dry masala Ingredients with chicken for chicken fry recipe

Then add the yogurt, gram flour and corn flour with the chicken . Mix all ingredients properly to coat the chicken pieces evenly from all sides.

Adding corn flour,gram flour and Chilly Paste with chicken for chicken fry recipe

Additionally you can mix fried curry leaves as well with them to give a distinct aromatic flavour. I personally love to mix some fried curry  leaves with them and they taste amazing .

Now let the chicken pieces refrigerated for about 2-3 hours to absorb all the flavours.
Second marination for chicken fry recipe

You can even fry the chicken after 30 minutes but for best results fry them after the said time.

Frying the chicken

Now heat oil in a deep vessel pan or kadai in medium flame. When the oil become hot add the chicken pieces one by one into the oil.

Keep the flame of the fire in slow flame and fry them till crisp golden for about 7- 8 minutes.
Frying chicken pieces in oil for chicken fry recipe

You can observe that the chicken pieces slowly start to float . And that is a  sign that the chicken pieces are cooked .

Crisp golden frying chicken pieces in oil for chicken fry recipe

Don't overcooked them otherwise the chicken pieces would become dry. Remove them in a tissue paper to absorb the excess oil.

Sprinkle some chat masala and lemon juice over them and serve hot the fry chicken.

Garnished crispy chicken fry recipe

Common questions for chicken fry

How do you know when the chicken is done frying

The most simple method is to see if the chicken pieces start to float in cooking oil. If yes then it is done and cooked.

Crisp golden appearance is also a sign of done frying. You can insert a read thermometer into the thickest part and register 165°.

 Is it better to fry chicken covered or uncovered?

You should fry chicken uncovered when using deep frying method. If you covered it then steam won't pass and deposit moisture will fall in oil and make it pop and splatter. And cause a soggy texture chicken not a crisp one.

Why is my chicken fry not crispy?

Reasons for not crisp fried chicken are
  • Not using corn starch for coating the chicken pieces.
  • Either fried in too hot oil or too cold oil.

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Serving fry chicken with onion slices and lemon wedges for fry chicken recipe

chicken fry recipe is a easy recipe where marinated chicken pieces are coated with gram flour, corn flour and other spices. Then deep fried till crisp golden. Fry chicken are served with onion slice and lemon wedges.

Prep time :- 15 min,Cook time :- 8 min
Serve :- 2 servings
Author :- Mobasir hassan


   • 250 gm chicken pieces ( with bone)

   • 1/2 teaspoon ginger paste

   • 1/2 teaspoon garlic paste

   • 1 teaspoon black pepper powder

   • 1 teaspoon  red chilly paste ( for color)

   • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder ( paprika)

   • 1 teaspoon ground cumin( jeera)

   • 1/2 teaspoon ground Coriander

   • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)

   • 2 teaspoon lemon juice

   • 3 teaspoon gram flour (chickpea flour)

   • 2 teaspoon corn flour

   • 2 teaspoon yoghurt (curd)

   • 1/2 salt or as per taste

   • Cooking oil for deep frying

   How to make the recipe


   1. Cut the chicken pieces into small bite
       size and wash nicely.

   2. Pat them dry completely using kitchen
        towel or paper.

   3. Now mix half of the ginger garlic paste,
       lemon juice and salt and let them 30
       minutes to marinate.

   4. After the marination time mix red chilli
       powder, black pepper powder, turmeric
       powder, cumin powder, coriander
       powder, red chilly paste and salt with
       the chicken pieces.

   5. Add the chickpea flour, yoghurt and
       corn flour with the chicken pieces.

   6. Mix everything nicely so that all pieces
       are coat evenly with the masala.

   7. Keep them marinated for 2 - 3 hours to
       absorb all the flavours.

   Making the  chicken fry

   1. Heat oil in a deep vessel pan or kadai in
       medium flame. When become hot add
       the chicken pieces one by one carefully.

   2. Lower the flame of the gas to low and
       fry the chicken pieces for 7 - 8 minutes
       till crisp golden.

   3. The chicken pieces slowly start to float
       over the oil. This indicates that the
       chicken are cooked.

   4. Remove them in tissue paper to absorb
       excess oil.

   5. Sprinkle some chat masala and lemon
       juice and serve hot.


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                        Nutritional value
                        ( serving size 120 g)
  • Calories : 149
  • Fats : 7g
  • Protein : 19 g
  • Carbohydrate : 2g
                        Serving tips
  •  Chicken fry can be served with a plate of fresh green salad with cucumber, carrot , tomato and onions.
  • Cilantro mint sauce ( chutney) is also served with a slice of lemon wedges .
  • Some fries and wedges can also be served.
  • A potato salad is also served with a fried chicken.

             Recipe notes
  •  You can mix curry leaves along with the batter to give it a distinct aromatic flavour. For that fry half cup of curry leaves in oil and mix with the batter.
  •  To make a spicy chicken fry add 1 teaspoon of green chili paste with all the ingredients when mixing.
  •  Boneless chicken and chicken breast pieces can easily be used to make it.
  •  For the best result you can marinate it in buttermilk for overnight along with some seasoning. The chicken pieces become more tender and juicy.
  •  You can use double breading method also to coat the chicken pieces to give it an extra crunchy texture.

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