Thursday, March 5, 2015

Fried Chicken

I was planning to make chicken curry but Mr.Husband wanted some nice starter for dinner, It has to be chicken as it was his day I had to agree to it, offcourse it's his Birthday.  Well, I made crispy fried chicken! Yes, you read it right crispy, juicy, tender chicken. As you know I had made this before and now to make it more flavorsome updated with few changes. Instead of dipping in milk  I first marinated chicken in milk and ginger paste, everything else remains same. 

    Chicken pieces dipped in egg then coated with bread crumbs bring in right amount of crispiness. It is simple and quick recipe. Chicken is crispy from outside and tender inside with mild spices with a hint of milk flavor.


Oil for deep frying
2 chicken breasts/Boneless chicken pieces, 1 inch pieces
1/2 tsp ginger paste (optional)
2-3 tbsp milk
1 tsp all purpose flour
1 tsp paprika
½ tsp black pepper powder (optional)
3 tbsp bread crumbs
1 large egg
salt to taste


Step 1: Wash, wipe chicken pieces and marinate with milk,salt and ginger paste for 20 minutes. Drain and discard the excess. Mix chicken pieces with paprika, flour and set aside.

Step 2: In a plate spread bread crumbs. Break egg into a bowl andmix gently.

Step 3: Heat oil in a wok. Take a chicken piece, dip in egg, coat with the crumbs, dip it in egg again.  Then again roll it in bread crumb until evenly coated and keep on a plate. Repeat for rest of chicken pieces and keep ready.

Step 4: Deep fry in batches 5 at a time depending on wok size, it takes 4 to 5 minutes in medium heat. Flip over to get nice golden brown color and to ensure evenly cooked. Transfer to absorbent paper. Serve hot with mint chutney/tomato sauce with chilled drink :) Enjoy!

As I always say, spices can be adjusted according to your spice level.