Fried chicken on a fork
Self-Rising Flour Is The Key To The Crispiest Fried Chicken
The key to the crispiest fried chicken is self-rising flour, which contains two transformative ingredients: baking powder and salt.
As a leavening agent, the baking powder makes the batter on the chicken rise evenly, resulting in extra texture and crispiness when it fries in hot oil.
To convert all-purpose flour into the self-rising kind, simply add 1.5 teaspoons of baking powder and one-half teaspoon of ordinary table salt to one cup of all-purpose flour.
For extra crispness, use the self-rising flour twice. Dip it once, let the chicken sit for 10 minutes, then coat it again before frying it in hot oil.