A great recipe to try and tempt fast food fans! By making our own fried chicken we can control the fat, sugar and salt content, making them a far healthier option than takeaway versions.
Try serving with jacket potato, wedges or vegetable sticks.
Follow a recipe; follow food safety & hygiene rules; tidy away; use measuring spoons and cups; coat e.g. goujons.
Measuring jug, weighing scales, measuring spoons, large bowl, large plastic bag, tongs, large frying pan, roasting tray and rack.
Ingredients (serves 8):
- 8 skinless chicken thighs
- 8 skinless chicken drumsticks
- 200 ml milk
- 200 g self raising flour
- large pinch each of paprika, turmeric and cayenne pepper
- 6 tbsp groundnut oil
- Heat oven to 200°C/180°C fan/Gas 6.
- Place the chicken in a bowl and pour over the milk.
- Tip the flour and spices into a large plastic bag and add a good grinding of pepper.
- Heat half of the oil in a large frying pan. Take half of the chicken out of the milk, shake off any excess and place in the bag of seasoned flour. Hold the top closed and shake well.
- Lift the pieces of chicken out of the bag and shake gently to remove excess coating. Lower the chicken pieces into the oil and fry on each side until golden brown and crisp - don’t overdo it as the chicken will be baked and will brown further. Use tongs to turn the chicken and try not to tear the coating. Transfer to a rack set in a roasting tin. Repeat with the rest of the chicken.
- Bake for 30 minutes until cooked.
So thinking about Jack's Special Fried Chicken ...
Chicken is high in protein, and is a good source of B vitamins.
|Energy||1250kJ / 299kcal||15%|
per 73g serving
% of an adult's reference intake
Typical values per 100g: Energy 1713 kJ / 409 kcal
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