Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Jejari Ayam Goreng/Chicken Finger Wraps

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i.  B4 DB1 E2

I'm sure every parent in every household would have gone through this situation.  You get up early in the morning and prepare food for your family's Sahur and none of them want to eat.  Instead of feeling elated, you feel depressed because after all that hard work, your kids just stare at the food!

I found out many moons ago that sometimes, the simplest thing can attract the most attention.  It was no different when during Sahur the other morning, I made this Chicken Finger Wraps and two each was not enough.  It was a good thing I made quite a few.  Almost everything can be prepared the night before you go to bed.

For the chicken fingers :
  • 2 chicken breasts, sliced into 1 inch thick strips
  • 1 cup full cream milk
  • 1/4 lemon juice
  • 3 cloves garlic, bruised
  • 1 cup AP flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup panco breadcrumbs 
  • 1 tsp chicken granules, crushed
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 Italian seasoning
  • 1 cup vegetable oil

Prepare the chicken before you go to bed (if not leave to marinade for at least an hour)  In a resealable plastic bag, place the chicken strips, milk, lemon juice and garlic.  Mix the ingredients together, seal the bag and leave to marinade in the fridge until you need it for Sahur the next morning.

When you get up next morning during Sahur, take the chicken slices out of the marinade and put onto a wire rack to allow as much of the marinade to drip off as possible.   Meanwhile, in three separate bowls, place the flour, the beaten eggs and the combination of breadcrumbs, chicken granules, black pepper and Italian seasoning.  Next, heat the oil in a pan.  Dip a piece of chicken in the flour, followed by the egg and the seasoned breadcrumbs.  Place this on a plate and leave for at least three minutes.  Meanwhile, continue the same process with the rest of the chicken pieces.

Shallow fry the chicken pieces for about two minutes per side.  Once cooked, place on kitchen towel to absorb the excess fat.  Leave aside to cool.

To assemble :
  • 8 pieces potato tortilla, warmed through
  • 1 head iceberg lettuce, shredded
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 2 tbs apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbs ginger flavored honey
  • 1 cloved garlic, chopped
  • 1 tbs whole grain mustard
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 cucumber sliced

Mix together the mayo, apple cider vinegar, honey, mustard, black pepper and salt, then toss in the lettuce.  Place about two tablespoons of the salad onto a piece of tortilla.  Place two chicken fingers on top of it.  Top off with slices of tomatoes and cucumber.  Then roll the tortilla as tight as you can from the short end.  Serve immediately.

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