Which Celebrity Makes The Best Fried Chicken?

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Which Celebrity Makes The Best Fried Chicken?
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  • (dramatic music)
  • (men vocalizing)
  • - Hey, everyone, it is Jesse,
  • and today I'm gonna be testing out
  • five famous celebrity fried chicken recipes
  • to see which one is actually the best.
  • On today's lineup, I have recipes from Snoop Dogg,
  • David Chang, Guy Fieri, Patti LaBelle, and Gordon Ramsay.
  • I measure out all the ingredients exactly
  • as the recipes stated, and I got three of my friends
  • to taste them in a blind taste test.
  • So which celebrity has the best fried chicken?
  • Let's get frying.
  • First up is Snoop Dogg.
  • He starts by making a brine by combining sugar,
  • salt, bay leaf, red pepper flakes,
  • and orange peel in a pot of simmering water.
  • Let that all dissolve, cool it off,
  • and pour it over the chicken.
  • Wrap it up, and let it sit overnight.
  • The next day, you're gonna take 'em out
  • and dry 'em off with a paper towel so they're nice and dry.
  • Bring that over, and in one bowl,
  • you're gonna combine flour,
  • cornmeal, potato chips, garlic powder,
  • cayenne, baking powder, black pepper, and salt.
  • Mix that all up, and in the other bowl,
  • you're gonna add some cold buttermilk.
  • Take each piece of chicken,
  • put it in the buttermilk first and then dry mixture,
  • and do that with all the remaining chicken.
  • Bring that over to a fryer.
  • Fry it till it's nice and crispy.
  • Transfer it to a rack,
  • and garnish the top with a bit of salt.
  • There you have it, Snoop Dogg's potato chip fried chicken.
  • - Okay, it kinda looks like KFC chicken.
  • - I'm liking the color on this guy.
  • - Seems very flaky, which is good.
  • Right, that means it's crunchy, crispy.
  • - Oh, it's real crispy, can you hear that?
  • - Oh, oh, yeah.
  • - Oh, this is good.
  • - This is really good.
  • - The whole bite is delicious, even on the inside,
  • 'cause sometimes what happens with the fried chicken
  • is it'll be seasoned nicely on the outside,
  • but when you bite into it, it doesn't taste like anything.
  • But this is really nice.
  • - This tastes similar to KFC chicken.
  • - It's like elevated KFC.
  • The batter, from the outside, it look like it,
  • but the moment you bite into it,
  • it's like, whoa!
  • - [Jesse] Next up is David Chang.
  • This one is based on a YouTube video, not a written recipe.
  • So we tried our best, so don't at us in the comments.
  • He starts by making a brine with 50% sugar and 50% salt.
  • I stirred that all up so it's nice and dissolved,
  • added the chicken, wrapped it up,
  • and put it in the fridge overnight to brine.
  • The next day, you're gonna take instant ramen packets
  • and pulverize it in a food processor
  • and turn it into a flour.
  • It kinda has the texture of almond meal.
  • Take that, transfer it into a bowl,
  • and season both buttermilk and that flour mixture
  • with the packets that come with the instant ramen.
  • You're gonna take each piece of chicken,
  • dip it in buttermilk first,
  • then dip it in the pulverized instant ramen,
  • and you're gonna do that with all of the chicken.
  • Take those, dunk 'em into a preheated fryer,
  • and gently fry 'em until they're nice and golden and crisp.
  • Once you take 'em out, transfer 'em to a rack,
  • and season the tops of them with a little bit more
  • of that seasoning packet that comes with the soup.
  • And there you have it, David Chang's ramen fried chicken.
  • - This looks really cool!
  • - This bread crumbing looks a little bit different
  • than what I've been used to.
  • - This looks like corn.
  • - It's not rice, is it?
  • - This is ramen, right?
  • I love this, I think this is super creative.
  • I like it.
  • - That's interesting.
  • It's got more texture to it on the outside.
  • - You know when you get, like, Rice Krispies?
  • It almost feels like that texture of Rice Krispies
  • on the outside so you get that extra crunch.
  • The sad thing is that there are bits here where you see
  • it didn't really cling onto it the way it's supposed to.
  • Still a pretty good piece of fried chicken.
  • - Flavor's on the money, seasoned all the way through
  • from the outside to the inside.
  • Pretty good piece.
  • - [Jesse] Up next is Guy Fieri.
  • He starts by making brine by combining buttermilk,
  • pickle juice, hot sauce, dill, granulated garlic,
  • onion powder, salt, pepper in a bowl,
  • and whisking it all together.
  • Add your chicken.
  • You're gonna let that sit for two to four hours,
  • so I wrapped it up, and I put it away.
  • In the mean time, you're gonna make dill salt,
  • which is dill, salt, and pepper.
  • Mix it all together, and set that aside for later.
  • Once the chicken is brined, bring it back.
  • You combine flour, cornmeal, granulated garlic,
  • smoked paprika, mustard powder, onion powder,
  • and black pepper in a large mixing bowl.
  • Whisk that all up, and you're gonna take one piece
  • of chicken at a time and coat it in that flour.
  • Do this with all the remaining chicken,
  • and you're gonna let them all sit for about 20 to 30 minutes
  • at room temperature so the breading sets up.
  • Bring those into a preheated fryer,
  • and fry them in 350-degree oil until golden,
  • crispy, and cooked through.
  • Transfer those onto a wire rack,
  • and you're gonna sprinkle the tops
  • with the prepared dill salt that you made.
  • Bam, and there you have it,
  • Guy Fieri's fried chicken with dill salt.
  • - Wow, we got some green bits in there, that's nice.
  • - Do you see this, there's, like, green on it.
  • That's cute.
  • - A little less crunchy, but still good.
  • - Let me take a bite into it, see what we got.
  • - This has a weird taste, but in like a good way.
  • - Definitely a little bit less seasoning on this one,
  • or at least a little less flavor.
  • It didn't penetrate all the way through to the bone.
  • - Is there dill on this?
  • I like this, I think that gave it a little zing.
  • - It's pretty good, I gotta say.
  • - This one, to me, is pretty normal.
  • - [Jesse] Next up is my queen, Patti LaBelle.
  • She starts by generously seasoning chicken
  • with seasoning salt, black pepper, and cayenne.
  • And yeah, I went heavy
  • because I have seen the comments on the other videos,
  • and I do not wanna be a victim of those comments.
  • You're gonna get a bag, fill it with flour,
  • and put chicken in it a few pieces at a time,
  • and shake 'em up to coat them.
  • Do this with all the remaining chicken.
  • Take the chicken, and we're gonna shallow fry 'em.
  • Patti only uses one quart of vegetable oil,
  • so you're gonna have to flip 'em a few times.
  • A bit different than the other recipes.
  • Cook 'em until they're nice and golden and crisp.
  • Transfer them to a paper towel to drain,
  • and there you have it, Patti LaBelle's famous fried chicken.
  • - Okay, this looks like a home-style piece of chicken.
  • - This one's really pretty.
  • - Oh, yeah!
  • - That was juicy.
  • - We managed to retain some juice in here,
  • which is really nice.
  • - I like the seasoning on it.
  • It's pretty good!
  • - This one's all right, it needs hot sauce.
  • - [Jesse] This is another recipe
  • that's based on a YouTube video.
  • Gordon Ramsay starts off by soaking chicken in buttermilk.
  • To that, he adds shallots, garlic, and onion.
  • The video looks like he might have put some herbs in it,
  • but he didn't call for it, so I didn't use 'em.
  • I wrapped this up, I stuck in the fridge overnight.
  • The next day, he seasons flour with salt, cayenne,
  • and pepper, mixes that together.
  • Gordon Ramsay double dredges his chicken.
  • This means he first puts it in the flour,
  • then back into the buttermilk,
  • and back into the flour one more time.
  • So it gives it kind of an extra thick, crispier coating.
  • He does this with all of the chicken,
  • and then he transfers it to a preheated fryer.
  • He takes each piece of chicken,
  • dips it into a 325-degree fryer,
  • and fries it until it's nice and crispy and golden.
  • When he takes 'em out, he sprinkles the top
  • with a little bit of salt,
  • and he says if it's not fully cooked,
  • you can transfer them to the oven
  • for a few more minutes just until they're done cooking.
  • And there you go, Gordon Ramsay's fried chicken.
  • - [Victor] Oh, right!
  • - This one's real crispy!
  • - Is that all breading?
  • - I'm just gonna take a bite of this,
  • see what the flavor's looking like.
  • In terms of flavor, really not my favorite.
  • - This literally tastes like dry turkey
  • on Thanksgiving day, no gravy.
  • - I can't really taste too much in the batter,
  • can't really taste too much in the meat.
  • - This one doesn't have any taste.
  • - When it comes to flavors, I like power,
  • I like a lot of, like, stuff that sticks out at you.
  • Nothing in general really sticks out at me
  • in terms of this particular piece of chicken.
  • Really plain, I gotta say.
  • - [Jesse] So which celebrity has the best fried chicken?
  • Let's find out.
  • - Out of these five fried chickens that I tried today,
  • I think I'm gonna have to go with three.
  • Three had a different taste,
  • I think it was because of the dill.
  • And that put it to the top.
  • What, you see, that makes sense!
  • Guy Fieri's like bomb, hello.
  • - Out of the five different types of fried chicken
  • that I tried today, my favorite one has to be number one.
  • It was packed with flavor, the skin was super nice,
  • it was really juicy.
  • From the outside to inside,
  • the flavor penetrated all the way through,
  • which is something I'm always looking for
  • when it comes to fried chicken.
  • Clear winner in my eyes.
  • Snoop Dogg?
  • Oh, (laughs), I knew my guy
  • would hook him some poppin' chicken, man!
  • - So out of these five fried chicken celebrity recipes,
  • I think my winner is number one.
  • It was just, like, the first bite, bit into it,
  • and I was like (imitates explosion), mind blown.
  • Who was it?
  • Are you serious, wow, that's awesome!
  • - [Jesse] So there you have it,
  • Snoop Dogg has the best fried chicken.
  • (ethereal vocalizing)
  • (upbeat music)
  • Which recipe should we try next?
  • Let us know in the comments.

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