Sunday, June 19, 2022

KFC Thighs

KFC. Kettle Fried Chicken. 

Chicken thighs are probably the meal I make most on my weber kettles.

For awhile, I was really experimenting a bunch with KFC. Lately, I have made more non-kettle-fried.

Last Sunday, I found a box of "Easy Bake Chicken Seasoned Coating Mix" in the pantry. I don't remember buying it, but I must have at some point. Since I had it, I thought I'd try it out.

So I did.

The box had two bags in it. I applied one bag to my chicken. As it turns out, this covered exactly half of the chicken thighs I had.

So, I made some of my own coating to cover the rest of them. Some flour. Some seasoning.

I threw them on the 26 inch kettle with the Vortex in the middle. I also added a chunk of apple wood for a little smoke flavor.

About 1/3 of the way through the cook, I flipped all the chicken pieces, and let them cook some more.

I flipped them over again after another 1/3 of the way through to finish off.

In all, they cooked for about an hour and 15 minutes, which is longer than any of the previous times I've tried KFC.

I do believe that as a result of the longer cooking time, the coating was crispier than ever before. This is a good thing.

The chicken turned out great. I do think the best KFC I've made so far. The home-made coating was a bit too salty in my opinion. The "Easy Bake Chicken Seasoned Coating Mix" was very good. Since I still have a bag in my pantry, I'll have to do this again soon.

Stay tuned on Sheppy's Blog: KFC, and you'll see when I do.

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