Today, I'm going to tell you a little secret - the secret of my oven baked "fried" chicken. I could also post my recipe for my original deep fried chicken, but a couple of years ago I've discovered a product from the Asian section of the supermarket that changed my life. Ok maybe that's a bit of a dramatic statement - but is it really? For someone who absolutely LOVES fried chicken, won't you consider a "switch" from deep fried to oven baked a huge change for the better and healthier me? I definitely think so - so here is my secret:
"Kokita" Fried Chicken Seasoning. The instructions at the back of the jar still recommends deep frying, but I find oven baking is just as good.
You start off with a few chicken pieces, any part of the chicken according to your preference - I always prefer the drumsticks or the wings - but that's just me, hehe.
To make sure you get the most out of the seasoning flavor, cut slits on the chicken.
Make sure you rub the seasoning deep into the slits and even tuck the seasoning underneath the chicken skin. Be generous. The flavor is awesome. Bake the chicken in a preheated oven at 190C for 35 minutes.
And you get a very tasty, almost healthy, oven baked fried chicken - Indonesian style. Serve with nasi lemak and you get to go on an incredible Asian food journey right at home, without the hassle!