Sunday, February 1, 2015

PH's Crispy Popcorn Chicken

My duo absolutely love chicken fingers, chicken nuggets, fish nuggets, basically anything crispy and crunchy. But never once I brought them to McDonald's nor KFC, fast food is a big no no to us. I always believe real food is the healthiest choice.

Once in a while I will cook them fried food  and when we read about the crispy chicken recipe on the newspaper recently, little E were so excited and repeatedly requested me to make for them. So I did, with a little adjustment to the recipe.

Want to know the secret to extra crispy fried chicken? It is unbelievably easy, just double coat! Double dip in the egg and corn flour, and the result? Extra crispy fries chicken that you can't stop wanting more. That's what I called this the Popcorn Chicken.. :)

Without breadcrumbs coating.

Daddy & mommy had chicken steak instead. With lots of green salad.

• 300gm chicken cutlets
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 1 tablespoon soy sauce
• 1 teaspoon sesame oil
• 1/2 teaspoon sugar 
• 1 tablespoon Shao Xin rice wine
• a dash of pepper

For Coating:
• 1 egg, beaten
• 2 tablespoon corn flour
• love it extra crunchy? Add 2 tablespoon of breadcrumbs for coating!

The Making:

1. Marinate the chicken cutlets at least an hour before cooking. Coat the chicken cutlet with a layer of egg liquid, following by a thins her of corn flour; repeat same step, then follow by a coat of breadcrumb last

2. Heat up sufficient amount of cooking oil in the wok (enough to cover the cutlets), once the oil is hot enough, gently toss in the chicken cutlets, keep some space between each piece.

3. Let the chicken fry for about 5 minutes before removing them from the wok. Drip the excess oil on kitchen napkin.

Let the chicken popcorns cold down before you start popping them into your mouth. My duo were so happy when they saw what we were having for lunch, they quickly helped me setup the table and sat down quietly to wait for their meals to be served. LOL. They had at least 7 popcorns each and it's such a blessing to watch them enjoy their food with such satisfying smile.

Hope you like this recipe!