Foreign Cinema's Fried Chicken

Foreign Cinema's Fried Chicken
Staff Writer
Foreign Cinema

Located in the heart of San Francisco's Mission District, Foreign Cinema spices up their fried chicken recipe with Madras curry powder and red chile flakes. The addition to sesame seeds in the breading gives the chicken an extra crunch. At the restaurant, the chef covers and refrigerates the chicken overnight for maximum flavor punch.

4
Servings
2884
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 3 Tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon Madras curry powder
  • 1 Teaspoon garlic powder
  • Pinch of granulated sugar
  • 1/8 Teaspoon red chile flakes
  • One 3-pound chicken, cut into 8 pieces
  • 3 Teaspoons kosher salt, plus more for seasoning
  • 4 Cups grapeseed oil, plus more if needed
  • 2 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 Tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 3 Cups buttermilk

Directions

Combine 3 tablespoons of the curry powder with the garlic powder, granulated sugar, and red chile flakes and set aside.

To season the chicken, liberally salt the chicken pieces, then lightly rub the curry mix over the chicken pieces. In a large bowl, combine the flour with 1 teaspoon of salt, 1 tablespoon of the curry powder, the pepper, and the sesame seeds and mix. Set aside.

Preheat the oil in a cast-iron skillet to 300 degrees. 

In a large bowl, combine the buttermilk with 1 teaspoon of salt. While the oil is gently warming, dip the curried chicken pieces into the buttermilk, and then press down into the flour mix, covering each piece thoroughly with flour and then place them to rest on a plate. Repeat this step until all the chicken is breaded.

When the oil is hot, place chicken pieces skin side down gently into skillet, making sure you do not overcrowd the pan.

Cook chicken on one side until golden brown, about 7 -8 minutes. Turn chicken pieces over gently and finish cooking until done, about 5 to 7 more minutes. Continue this until all the chicken is cooked. You may add more oil if needed. Be sure the oil temperature is hot (300 degrees) each time so that the chicken cooks evenly.

Place the fried chicken on a rack on a sheet pan. Place in a warm 200 degree oven until ready to serve. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
232g
100%
Sugar
18g
20%
Saturated Fat
26g
100%
Cholesterol
4mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
181g
100%
Protein
26g
57%
Vitamin A, RAE
3µg
0%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
21µg
23%
Calcium, Ca
460mg
46%
Choline, total
38mg
9%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
13g
52%
Folate, total
389µg
97%
Iron, Fe
13mg
72%
Magnesium, Mg
129mg
40%
Manganese, Mn
2mg
100%
Niacin
14mg
100%
Pantothenic acid
2mg
40%
Phosphorus, P
1104mg
100%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
54µg
98%
Sodium, Na
1928mg
100%
Thiamin
2mg
100%
Water
32g
1%
Zinc, Zn
3mg
38%

Fried Chicken Shopping Tip

Buy whole chickens and ask the butcher to quarter them for you. You will save an average of $5 per pound, or more.

Fried Chicken Cooking Tip

Wash everything that chicken touches with soap and hot water.