I am sure you have been looking to find the right time with right weight and temperature to cook delicious chicken, turkey and fish delicacy for your family and friends using your best deep fryer for home. And this has been the same for me as well. After scouring internet for so many hours which left me frustrated, I decided to do the research on my own to find out the appropriate best time to get the excellent cooking result for my deep fried dishes. So here, you have all answers you have been looking for everywhere.
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Chicken wings ideally take 8 - 10 minutes. You should aim to maintain the oil temperature between 350-375 F.
Whole Chicken usually takes 3-5 minutes per pound. You should aim to maintain the oil temperature between 350-375 F.
Chicken thighs usually take 12-15 minutes to cook. You should fry chicken thighs at an average temperature of 365.
Chicken tenders usually take 6 to 8 minutes to cook or fry until it is golden brown. You should fry chicken thighs at an average temperature of 365 to ensure that it's cooked thoroughly.
Chicken breast usually takes 8-12 minutes to cook. You should aim to maintain temperature of 375 degrees F.
When deep frying chicken legs start by heating the fryer oil to a temperature between 350 to 360 degrees Fahrenheit. It is important to make sure the oil keeps a consistent temperature before and during frying. Bring your chicken to room temperature before dropping in the oil as well, because cold chicken can decrease your oil temperature and making the frying last longer. After dropping the legs in the fryer oil, each piece should cook anywhere from 8 to 17 minutes. Most pieces of chicken placed in a deep fryer will start to float, and the bubbles around the chicken leg will start to dissipate once it is done. Depending on the size of your deep fryer it is best to only place two to three pieces in oil at a time. For small chicken legs, cook close to 8 minutes mark, and for large pieces, cook close to 17 minutes.
To properly fry a turkey, the fryer should be heated to a temperature between 350- 400 degrees. This ensures the oil is well heated before lowering the turkey into the fryer. To ensure the turkey is neither overcooked nor undercooked, each pound of turkey should be fried for 3- 4 minutes. A full piece should be fried for an additional 5 minutes. When fully cooked the thigh should have an internal temperature of 175-180 degrees, while the breast should be cooked to an internal temperature of approximately 165-170 degrees.
Time taken for frying a fish depends on the size, thickness and the type of fish. The cooking oil need to be heated to up to 350 degrees and increased slowly to 375 degrees. when the temperature is increased beyond 390 degrees you will likely have over fried fish and when the temperature falls below 350 degrees you are likely to have a watery oily fried fish. After dipping the fish in the oil allow it to fry for 3 minutes then flip it on both sides. In general, fish frying takes up to a maximum of 14 minutes to fry.