Sunday, February 24, 2013

Simple Fried Chicken Thighs

Star Q

As usual, it's difficult to get children to eat what you prepare for them.  They only want to eat what they want and not what you want them to.  You would think that dishes containing fish, which is good for them, would make them happy.  However, they put the fish dishes at arms length no matter how flavoursome you have made the dishes to become.

And so, it's back to the chicken!  I have to come up with different ways of preparing chicken that sometimes it really gets on my nerves.  So, today I decided to teach the kids a lesson by simply frying some chicken thighs to teach them a lesson.  However, I was amazed at how much attention my 'simply fried chicken' got from them!  I guess the chicken th

  • 4 chicken thighs, deboned
  • 250 ml full cream milk
  • Juice from half a lime
  • Grated zest of half a lime
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp chicken granules
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup AP flour
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 4 cups vegetable oil

Place the chicken thighs in a sealable plastic bag together with the milk, lime juice, lime zest, Italian seasoning, chicken granules, black pepper and 1/2 tsp salt.  Mix the ingredients thoroughly.  Seal the bag and leave in the fridge for three hours to marinate.

After three hours, take out the chicken and pat dry with paper towels.  Lightly beat the egg and set aside.  Meanwhile, put the flour onto a large plate and mix with the paprika and salt and heat the oil in a frying pan.  To prepare the chicken, drip the thighs into the beat egg then roll them with the seasoned flour.  Leave the chicken thighs on a wire rack for about five minutes, then start frying them.  Make sure that the oil is not too hot.  Fry until golden brown and cooked, then drain on paper towels.  Serve hot by slicing the chicken into bite size portions!

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