"What's for lunch?". I swear, that is all I ever hear. Well, and breakfast, dinner, snacks and just about any other eating time. Sometimes I feel like my kids' don't ever get fed. So, yesterday when they asked what was for lunch and saw this, they were pleased from ear to ear.
I have several fried chicken recipes on this site, but this one is different in several ways. It uses a very fine bread crumb coating an a combination of very lovely spices. It was a real hit!
Note: I used store bought very fine bread crumbs for this recipe. I preferred the fine coating for this chicken. You could still use home made ones, just make sure you process them as fine as you can. Also when frying the chicken in batches you will most likely need to add more oil after the first batch and bring it up to temperature. As the chicken absorbs the oil, there will be less in the pan when frying your second batch.
Very crispy and juicy
Lightly Spiced Crispy Chicken
1/2 lb/225 grams chicken fillets, thin cut
3/4 Cup/180 ml milk
1 Cup/135 grams bread crumbs
1 Teaspoon onion powder
1 Teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 Teaspoon dried oregano
1 Teaspoon sweet paprika
1 Teaspoon salt
Fresh ground black pepper
Olive oil for frying
On a large plate, combine the bread crumbs with the onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, oregano, salt and pepper. Use your fingers to combine the seasoning into the bread crumb mixture. Have ready two bowls, and put the milk into one and whisk the egg in the other one. Pat dry your chicken and then dip each piece into the milk, egg and them coat with bread crumbs. Repeat for all chicken pieces and place on a clean plate.
In a large, heavy bottomed skillet, heat about 1 inch of olive oil over medium high heat for about 5 minutes. Put the chicken pieces in the hot oil and cook on each side for about 3 minutes. Remove from pan and transfer to a plate lined with paper towels. Repeat for remaining chicken. Serve straight away.
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