5 Fried Chicken Recipes

by Sanjeev Kapoor

Nothing beats the joy of biting into a piece of Right from exotic crumbing to implausible marinades – the humble fried chicken just got a ‘chic’ new status. Take a look at these 5 recipes that celebrate the magic of the evolution of fried chicken.

Classic Fried Chicken

His one is the simples and the most fool proof fried chicken recipe. Chicken pieces on the bone marinated in powdered spices, coated in flour and deep fried to perfection. You can serve these crunchy outside - juicy inside fried chicken with your favourite dip, but believe us you won’t even need that.

Fry up some polenta please?

Whether it is the beautiful emerald pesto marinade or the crunchy polenta crust, this one is really fried chicken with a difference. Strips of chicken cooked to such perfection and loaded with flavour you don’t even need a dip to dunk it in. Also brand new use of polenta grains and of pesto sauce – it gives you a whole new fried chicken experience!

Instant pickle paradise

Most fried chicken recipes are supposed to be easy and quick, but this one takes the cake. All you’ve got to do is grind a classic green chilli mustard pickle (or any pickle for that matter) into a smooth marinade and use up some crushed cornflakes for the coating. Yes, we have managed to put the tantalizing flavours of and Indian pickle in fried chicken too!

Tec-Mex tales

This recipe brings two fast food favorites together to give you total satisfaction in each bite. Boneless chicken pieces marinated with onion-ginger-garlic powder and salt, coated in eggs and then crushed up nachos and fried to a crispy perfection. It puts a bag of crumbled nacho chips to perfect use.

Our very own southern fried chicken

Our very own desi version of fried chicken - this one is packed with all the fiery flavours of Chettinaad cuisine. Marinated with a bright red chilli garlic masala, coated with rice flour and pan fried to juicy. You could eat it just like that or as a spicy accompaniment to a simple rice dal meal.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal www.sanjeevkapoor.com is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.