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Ukrainian Crispy Chicken

You've never truly had fried chicken until you've had it with gravy sauce.

food

Ukrainian Crispy Chicken

You've never truly had fried chicken until you've had it with gravy sauce.

Ingredients

  • 8 skinless chicken legs, drumsticks
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 2 teaspoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 3/4 cup light cream
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs

Steps

  1. In a large freezer bag combine the chicken, milk, vinegar, black pepper, salt, garlic powder and Worcestershire. Let marinate for 2 hours or overnight.
  2. To make the mushroom sauce, sauté the mushrooms and butter in a hot pan on medium until soft. Mix in flour and paprika. Stir in cream and chicken broth and bring to a boil. Bring back down to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Pour oil into a large pot or other heavy straight-sided skillet to a depth of 2 inches. Heat to 350°. Meanwhile, set a wire rack inside a large rimmed baking sheet.
  4. Prepare your dredging station by whisking 1 egg with a splash of milk in a shallow dish and in 2 separate dishes pouring out the flour and bread crumbs. Working with 1 piece at a time (use 1 hand for wet ingredients and the other for dry ingredients), dredge the marinated chicken in flour, then move to the egg and coat entirely. Finally place in the bread crumbs.
  5. Place 5 pieces of chicken in the oil at a time. Fry chicken, turning with tongs every 1-2 minutes and adjusting heat to maintain a steady temperature of 300°-325°, until skin is deep golden brown, about 10-12 minutes.
  6. Using tongs, remove chicken from oil, allowing excess oil to drip back into the pot; transfer chicken to prepared rack. Repeat with remaining chicken pieces; let cool for at least 10 minutes before serving. Serve with mushroom sauce.