Do you like fried chicken? Maybe a better question is: who doesn’t? That first crrrunch when you bite into a piece of fried chicken is arguably one of the best food feelings in the world. Immediately after, you get a mouthful of tender, juicy chicken meat which will leave your mouth watering and wanting more. This patis fried chicken recipe is worth a try.
You can rarely go wrong with fried chicken; many fast food restaurants have taken to producing their own renditions of the classic comfort food. But homemade fried chicken, classic and juicy, is always bound to be a family favorite. Fried chicken is a very straightforward recipe; it might seem challenging at first, but dredging chicken in a mix of flour and cornstarch and frying it is a lot easier than it sounds!
The most important things to watch out for when making fried chicken are that your marinade is delicious and flavorful, and that you don’t overcook your chicken. Your fried chicken might be crunchy, but that won’t do any good if your flavor inside is dry and bland. It’s very important that the marinade you cook your chicken in is already scrumptious from the beginning. This will only be brought out further once you fry it and make it a golden brown.
There are many variations of fried chicken that people have tried over the years. Some people toss their chicken in buttermilk first to make the chicken a little more moist and tender. Others, like in Korea, put a soy glaze over their chicken, making it spicier or more flavorful.
But the fried chicken recipe we’re trying today is a new twist to this traditional comfort food –– Patis Fried Chicken! Patis, also known as fish sauce, is a complex, umami flavoring. You can find it in several Southeast Asian dishes, and it’s part sweet, part salty, and all delicious. With a fishier smell and taste than soy sauce and a thinner consistency than oyster sauce, patis is adaptable in the kitchen, and can add a twist to so many different dishes you can cook up. Adding patis to fried chicken gives you an umami flavor that you’re sure to love.
Try this awesome Patis Fried Chicken recipe today!
How to Cook Patis Fried Chicken
Patis Fried Chicken is a very uncomplicated, undemanding recipe. You don’t need many ingredients for this dish, and the frying process itself takes little to no time!
In fact, most of your time will be going into the process of marinating your chicken. You have to make sure that your chicken has enough time to soak up all your delicious flavors. Speaking of –– before you start cooking, cut up your meat into serving pieces for your own convenience.
Once you’ve cut your chicken up into serving pieces, arrange them in a large bowl. Add in patis or fish sauce and a quarter teaspoon of ground black pepper. Mix your chicken together in the sauce and pepper, then let it marinate. This should take about half an hour.
In the meantime, combine your all purpose flour and cornstarch into one large container. Mix these two together, incorporating until they’re well blended. Also add water, egg, and remaining patis. Mix well.
Now is also the time to heat your cooking oil up in a pot; you’ll need about 2 cups. Make sure that your oil is hot enough for the chicken to fry in.
Now that your batter is ready, take your cut up chicken and dip it in your batter You have to ensure that you’ve covered all parts of the chicken thoroughly and evenly.
It’s now time to put your fried chicken in a pot. The average piece of fried chicken needs to be fried for about 14 minutes –– if you’re using a pan, that’s about 7 to 8 minutes per side. The sizzling of your chicken, plus the browning of your meat, should be enough to really make your mouth water.
When you’ve fried all your chicken, allow it to rest on a paper towel in order to soak up excess grease. Afterwards, transfer it to a serving plate. Your Patis Fried Chicken is finally ready! There are a myriad of side dishes that go great with chicken –– think pasta, potato salad, or even cornbread muffins! But you really can’t go wrong with warm and classic white rice.
Share and enjoy your Patis Fried Chicken with the rest of your family! Let us know what you think of this great comfort food.
You may also want to try my fried chicken and waffles recipe. It is perfect for a nice weekend brunch.
Patis Fried Chicken
- 1 ½ lbs. chicken cut into serving pieces
- 5 tablespoons patis fish sauce
- 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 4 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 piece egg
- 3/4 cup water
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
- 2 cups cooking oil
- Arrange chicken in a large bowl. Add the 3 tablespoons patis and ground black pepper. Mix and marinate for at least 30 minutes.
- Combine flour and cornstarch in a large container. Stir until blended. Add egg, water, and remaining patis. Mix well.
- Heat oil in a cooking pot. Dip the chicken in the flour mixture.
- Fry for 14 minutes or until the internal temperature registers at least 165F.
- Remove chicken from the pot. Let it cool down for 10 minutes. Transfer to a serving plate. Serve with rice.