Table of contents:
- Choosing chicken and cooking utensils
- How to cook crispy chicken
- Grilled Crispy Chicken Recipe
- Secret ingredients for the marinade
If guests suddenly come to you, and in the refrigerator, as luck would have it, there is neither soup nor salad, do not despair! Prepare the simplest and most delicious dish - chicken. And we will help you with the recipe!
Choosing chicken and cooking utensils
In order to feed a company of 3-5 people, a one and a half kilogram carcass is enough. Of course, go for a chilled one. By the way, it should always be in the refrigerator in reserve. You can put the chicken in the oven right on the baking sheet, but keep in mind that it will bake much better in a cast iron or ceramic mold, and you will get exactly crispy poultry. In glass or metal dishes, there is a greater chance that it will burn and the crust will turn out to be more black than golden.
The baking temperature is standard - 180 degrees. An hour is enough: during this time, you will tell each other about new items in cosmetics stores, show off your new handbag from the sale and tease guests with a delicious scent from the kitchen.
How to cook crispy chicken
There are several recipes, but speed and an accurate result are important to you: guests in love with your culinary skills (and, perhaps, a future mother-in-law). The simplest thing is to cut the carcass in half lengthways along the sternum and rub generously inside and outside with black pepper. Put salt on the bottom of the baking dish - regular or sea salt, and so that you get a thick, even layer. Thanks to the salt, the meat will cook perfectly, and you will get what you want - golden glossy shine and amazing taste! Then put the grated carcass back on the salt layer. The chicken is ready in an hour! If you have a grill function, then turn it on 10 minutes before cooking: this will make the crust perfect.
Grilled Crispy Chicken Recipe
For the crust to be truly crispy, there is one secret: the chicken should not come into contact with the fat that comes out of it. This is best avoided by placing it on the grill in the oven. Lightly wipe the washed carcass with a paper towel, also cut it in half along the breast and grease it with salt and pepper inside and out. Now grease the top with vegetable oil and - on the wire rack in a preheated cabinet!
Let the bird sweat there at a temperature of 240 degrees for 20 minutes, and then reduce the heat to 180 degrees and leave for another hour.
Secret ingredients for the marinade
To give the chicken a special piquancy, you can grate it with sour cream or honey. These are the easiest and fastest ways. But if you have the time, you can make a complete crispy chicken marinade. Melt 30 g of butter on a fire, mix it with half a spoonful of salt, red and black pepper to taste, crush two cloves of garlic into it. Spread this mixture on the carcass and send it to the oven for half an hour, turning the lever 170 degrees. Then remove the chicken and brush it with a mixture of melted honey (4 tablespoons are enough) with lemon juice (2 tablespoons), and let it cook for another 45 minutes. You can water it with this mixture several times during baking. Always try the readiness by piercing the bird's side with a fork. If juice appears, then you need to wait another 10 minutes, and then you will definitely get a crispy chicken! In the meantime, she is baking, take care of the side dish: stewed vegetables or vitamin salad - that's it!