Crispy Breaded Chicken
Approx cost: €3.50
Approx calories (per serving): ~500
Approx preparation time and cooking time: 20 minutes
I love chicken but it seems like everytime you have fried chicken out it looks like some sort of nasty, dried, ground up chicken powder, rehydrated and smushed into various shapes. You can serve this up with anything you like, but it’s especially nice with coleslaw and fries, or some potato salad.
- 2 chicken breasts
- 3 slices of white bread
- 1 egg
- 3 tsps cayenne pepper
- 1 decilitre natural yoghurt
- 1 decilitre ketchup
- 2 tsps mayonnaise
- 4 tbsps Olive oil
- Start by cutting the chicken breasts into strips, trimming away any bits of skin or forth. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large frying pan on a hot stove and then fry the strips of chicken, turning from time to time until brown.
- Crack the egg into a bowl and beat up. Once the chicken has cooled down until you can touch it, add it into the egg and turn well until the chicken is well covered with egg. Meanwhile, place the bread in a food processor and blend up until breadcrumb-like. If you don’t have a food processor you could equally buy ready-made breadcrumbs, or bake the bread on a low heat for around 20 minutes and then crumble with your hands.
- Transfer the breadcrumbs to a bowl and mix in two teaspoons of cayenne pepper. Get the bowl with the chicken and the bowl with the breadcrumbs and place them next to each other. Meanwhile find two small bowls for the dips. Place the ketchup and a teaspoon of cayenne pepper into one bowl and mix well, and the natural yoghurt and mayonnaise into another bowl – if you wish you can add some ground pepper or some minced garlic into the yoghurt and mix this too.
- Heat three tablespoons of oil in a pan. When hot, roll each piece of chicken in breadcrumbs and fry, turning every now and again until golden brown. Be sure to have the oil hot, else the crumbs will end up being soggy.
- Serve up with some salad or fries, or even better, some potato salad.