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Sunday, September 7, 2014

Mum's Fried Chicken

Who doesnt love a nice big piece of fried chicken? Sorry I  havent been posting much for a while, got writer's block I think, nothing comes to my mind, so spent the days catching up with bloggers.
This recipe is something I grew up on. My mum makes this fried chicken after marinating it in loads of garlic and ginger , then boils it and finally fries after  coating them in breadcrumbs .

Recipe : Mum's Fried Chicken 

8 chicken drumsticks or use 4 whole legs jointed, skin removed
10 cloves of garlic, grated or pound to  paste
2" ginger, grated or pound to a paste
1 small onion, grated
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
lime juice about 1/2 lime

1 large egg, beaten
breadcrumbs seasoned with salt , pepper and a little chilli powder
oil for deep frying.

1. Marinate your chicken in garlic, ginger onion , black pepper ,pinch salt and lime juice for about 1-2 hours.

2. Bring a large pan of water to boil then add the chicken and cook for 10- 15 minutes just to cook them a little ( remember you have to fry them too, I know this sounds rather strange boiling the chicken first but this is how my mother does it).

3. Remove the chicken , you can use the stock to make soups etc.  Drain any water from the chicken.  Dip in beaten egg and roll in seasoned breadcrumbs .

4. Heat a fat fryer or deep saucepan or wok with oil . Once the oil is hot, add the chicken and fry in batches till the breadcrumbs are dark golden brown.  Drain on kitchen paper.

Serve with a salad and chips or mashed potatoes. Enjoy!!!


  1. I guess your mom boils it so that it gets juicy inside! Otherwise, normally fried chicken tend to be dry... love her recipe, bookmarked!

  2. They look so beautifully golden brown and crunchy!

  3. Who will say no to this irresistible fried chicken, definitely not me..

  4. This sounds super flavorful and looks so crispy and delicious! The perfect fried chicken Nammi!

  5. looks good and we all get writers blog at times :-))

  6. Hi Nammi,

    Having writer's block lately??? No worries... Needless many words, this recipe and the picture of these crispy chicken has spoken lots for themselves :D


  7. Hi Nammi

    For us ,this is a weekend fixed menu at home (inspired by KFC Chicken's) .These ones by you too look really good , must taste same am sure.


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