Why The Making Of This Fried Chicken Was Called A 'Rollercoaster Of Nope'

Golden brown, succulent on the inside, and crunchy on the outside — who wouldn't love the look, texture, and taste of perfectly fried chicken? Most people agree that you'll find the absolute best fried chicken in the South. According to BBC, the version of the dish enjoyed in that region is covered in batter before it's fried to perfection in hot oil, but there are many other ways to make fried chicken across the world. 

Different marinades, seasonings, and coatings all produce different results in the end, and now, we can all witness a new way of making fried chicken by watching a TikTok video made by the popular social media platform's user @myjanebrain. Of course, there's nothing wrong with trying to be innovative and creating something new in the kitchen. It could be a hit or a flop, but trying to improve traditional, age-old methods of frying chicken is likely to divide the American public's opinions. After all, fried chicken is quite a sensitive issue in the US, as we can see from the response to the viral video.

The chicken marinade is mixed with hands and smeared over the meat with tongs

In the video, TikTok user @myjanebrain starts the recipe with chicken breasts in an ovenproof dish. Greek yogurt is then smeared over the chicken with tongs — the elusive kitchen utensil that Paris Hilton said she had never even heard of in Netflix's "Cooking With Paris" (per Eater). Once the chicken has disappeared under the Greek yogurt, it's seasoned with paprika, oregano, turmeric, black pepper, and salt. 

Tongs are used once again to mix the spices into the Greek yogurt, and the TikToker then mixes the whole thing with her hands. A cracked egg and lime juice go on top, everything is mashed with hands once again, the chicken is wrapped in cling film and popped in the fridge for a half hour. Flour, paprika, black pepper, oregano, and salt are used to coat the marinated chicken, which is fried in oil until golden brown and crunchy. 

One TikTok user commented that the fried chicken looks pretty good, but "the path to get there was the biggest rollercoaster of nope." We might agree. There are other positive and negative reactions, but the most helpful comment was the suggestion to mix everything into the yogurt and then cover the chicken in the marinade instead of mixing it with your hands. The original poster responded that they would keep that advice in mind for next time.