300-Year-Old Fried Chicken Recipe

300-Year-Old Fried Chicken Recipe | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Image credits: Townsends via Youtube


Taste the dishes from the old times with this 300-year-old fried chicken recipe from Townsends on Youtube. Who would have thought dishes from the 18th century could be as flavorful as modern dishes – particularly this fried chicken! It’s delicious and tender and has a zing you will never forget. Watch the video below to learn this amazing recipe.



  • chicken (quartered, or individual pieces like breasts, thigh, leg, etc.)

For the marinade:

  • juice of 2 large lemons
  • equal amount of distilled vinegar (of your choice, malt or cider is preferred)
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1 tsp of pepper
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/4 tsp of cloves
  • 1/2 cup of green onions (or shallots)

For the batter:

  • 1 & 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour
  • white wine (add this until similar to a pancake batter)
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 tsp of salt


  • fry extremely dry parsley in batches


Step 1

In a bowl, add juice from 2 large lemons and an equal amount of distilled vinegar. Next, add 1 tsp of salt, 1 tsp of pepper, 1/4 tsp of cloves, and 2 bay leaves followed by 1/2 cup of green onions. After this, add the pieces of chicken into the bowl of marinade and leave it for three hours.

Preparing all the ingredients for the fried chicken
Image credits: Townsends via Youtube


Step 2

Next, for the batter, add 1 & 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour in a bowl followed by enough white wine to form a pancake batter consistency, then 3 egg yolks. (You can add more white wine if still needed for the right batter consistency.) Add 1 tsp of salt to taste, then mix it. Transfer the marinated chicken to the batter and coat it nicely, then fry them in a pan with enough cooking oil for deep-frying. Fry the chicken until the color is golden brown. Lastly, fry some parsley (make sure that the parsley is completely dry or the results could be disastrous.) Fry them in small batches for several minutes until it gets nice and crispy. Crumble down the parsley over the chicken as a garnish.

Dredging the chicken into the batter
Image credits: Townsends via Youtube

300-Year-Old Fried Chicken Recipe

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