Chicken is the universal meat offering in just about every home kitchen. It is the base for endless casseroles, stews, soups, and many more dishes. But why settle for basic boiled chicken? With this broasted chicken recipe, you learn to cook chicken with a light, golden crust and juicy interior, almost as if it were pressure-cooked.
Broasted chicken is crispy and golden on the outside yet very juicy in the middle. It is a product of a patented method combining deep frying and pressure cooking. The process holds in moisture and packs in the flavor. This recipe can be served in 4 to 5 servings. It takes around 10 minutes to prepare and can be used in various chicken recipes.
When cooking broasted chicken, marination time is crucial. Make sure that you follow the instructions carefully to determine how your chicken will come out. The marination of chicken should be around 8 to 12 hours, not exceeding 24 hours. The cook time is also an essential factor. It will take about 8 to 10 minutes for the chicken to be successfully broasted.
Broasting is a trademarked process combining deep frying and pressure cooking. The chicken, coated in a seasoning blend, is cooked to perfection in the pressure cooker and then topped with sauce for serving. Although broasted chicken originated in Wisconsin, you do not have to go there to enjoy the dish. With a bit of ingenuity and the right equipment, you can make it at home.
What is Broasted Chicken?
Broasted chicken is a type of fried chicken with subtle variations in its cooking method. It’s made in a specially-designed pressure cooker called a broaster or broasting machine. To be specific, broasted chicken is an innovation of fried chicken. It is cooked in a broasting machine or pressure cooker with the pressure and temperature set according to the ingredients and pressure around them.
What You Need:
- Mixing Bowls
- Jar or Container
- Plastic Paper
- Broaster or Pressure Fryer
Servings: 4 to 5
Prep Time: 8 hours
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Calories: 350 kcal
Tips and Tricks
- Don’t marinate the chicken for longer than 24 hours, and make sure not to overcook it. Fry for 8 minutes, open the pressure cooker and check the pressure. If you’re using a broaster, adjust the temperature to around 360° F. Also, maintain the heat on medium to ensure that everything cooks evenly.
- Since broasted chicken is on the heavier side, I like to pair it with light side dishes, like a green salad, green beans, or potato salad. If you want to have a full-on southern meal, eat it alongside rolls, mac and cheese, beans, or mashed potatoes.
- Use an oil that’s preferred for frying, like vegetable or canola oil. Oils like avocado or grapeseed oil tend to transfer their flavor into the food which can make for an unpleasant tasting chicken.
- This recipe uses buttermilk to brine the chicken rather than salty water. No, your chicken will not come out tasting sour and tart like buttermilk!
What is the difference between a fried and broasted chicken?
While the techniques are similar, broasting is a far healthier alternative. Oil is used for frying the broasted chicken, but it is fried inside a pressure cooker rather than being submerged in hot oil. Broasting uses much less oil and is healthier because the chicken contains a lot less fat than fried chicken.
Is broasted chicken healthy?
Broasted chicken is healthier than regular fried chicken since it is perfectly cooked using a pressure fryer. It leaves out the oils and fats of fried chicken.
Does broasted chicken have breading?
Yes, broasted chicken technically still has the floury breading coat that fried chicken has. Though it’s not considered “healthy,” it is slightly healthier than regular old fried chicken.
Other Chicken Recipes
Made with the same process used for years, this broasted chicken is crispy and golden on the outside yet very juicy in the middle. It is a product of a patented process combining deep frying and pressure cooking.
Go ahead and pick up a piece of this broasted chicken and savor the delicious flavor packed in every bite.