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Make cracking fried chicken at home

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Belles Hot Chicken in Melbourne makes some of the most amazing fried chicken you’ll ever taste. So, bin that bucket of KFC and read owner Morgan McGlone‘s best kept secrets for making the crispiest, spiciest fried bird – and the best accompaniments to serve it with.

Buy the best bird you can find

Only cook with top quality chicken. If you can’t find or afford free range, seek out some chicken that’s up to a high standard.

Brine the bird

It’s super important to brine your chicken for a few hours or overnight. This locks in the juices, so it stays tender after frying. 

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Season your flour

It’s really important to season the flour that you’ll be coating your chicken with. Avoid adding extra seasonings such as chilli powder and paprika, otherwise the coating will burn.

Invest in a fryer

Purchase a small deep fryer and set it to 180°C/350°F. Don’t muck around with a skillet or frying pan.

Rest the bird

Once you’ve cooked the chicken, allow it to rest. This will relax the protein strands so your chicken is tender and pleasant to eat.

Get your accompaniments right

To really set off your dinner, serve your fried chicken with a couple of the following accompaniments (all of which you can find basic recipe suggestions for online):

  • coleslaw
  • mac and cheese
  • broccoli and almond salad
  • buttermilk biscuits
  • candied Yams
  • corn casserole
  • braised collard greens
  • mixed pickles
  • dirty rice
  • grits


What are your tips and tricks for making the perfect fried chicken at home? Tell us in the comments below.

Find out more

Read Khoollect’s interview with Morgan McGlone.

Find out about the basic steps involved in making fried chicken at home.

Visit the Belles Hot Chicken website.

Find Belles Hot Chicken on Instagram – Facebook – Twitter.

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Find out more

Read Khoollect’s interview with Morgan McGlone.

Find out about the basic steps involved in making fried chicken at home.

Visit the Belles Hot Chicken website.

Find Belles Hot Chicken on Instagram – Facebook – Twitter.

Find out more

Read Khoollect’s interview with Morgan McGlone.

Find out about the basic steps involved in making fried chicken at home.

Visit the Belles Hot Chicken website.

Find Belles Hot Chicken on Instagram – Facebook – Twitter.

Belles Hot Chicken in Melbourne makes some of the most amazing fried chicken you’ll ever taste. So, bin that bucket of KFC and read owner Morgan McGlone‘s best kept secrets for making the crispiest, spiciest fried bird – and the best accompaniments to serve it with.

Buy the best bird you can find

Only cook with top quality chicken. If you can’t find or afford free range, seek out some chicken that’s up to a high standard.

Brine the bird

It’s super important to brine your chicken for a few hours or overnight. This locks in the juices, so it stays tender after frying. 

https://www.instagram.com/p/BBG5t0HLo-2/?taken-by=belleshotchicken

Season your flour

It’s really important to season the flour that you’ll be coating your chicken with. Avoid adding extra seasonings such as chilli powder and paprika, otherwise the coating will burn.

Invest in a fryer

Purchase a small deep fryer and set it to 180°C/350°F. Don’t muck around with a skillet or frying pan.

Rest the bird

Once you’ve cooked the chicken, allow it to rest. This will relax the protein strands so your chicken is tender and pleasant to eat.

Get your accompaniments right

To really set off your dinner, serve your fried chicken with a couple of the following accompaniments (all of which you can find basic recipe suggestions for online):

  • coleslaw
  • mac and cheese
  • broccoli and almond salad
  • buttermilk biscuits
  • candied Yams
  • corn casserole
  • braised collard greens
  • mixed pickles
  • dirty rice
  • grits


What are your tips and tricks for making the perfect fried chicken at home? Tell us in the comments below.

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