This is something that I will indulge in once in a while...err...actually quite often :p I love this style of cooking either with tofu or chicken nuggets , very often with tofu. Mixing the fried chicken with the combination of raw garlic and chilli flakes and the crispy deep fried basil is what make this dish tasty and the aroma is really out of this world ....and I wish I could cook this more often * I am salivating already while typing out this post !
Simply coat the marinated chicken meat with 1:1:1 ratio of flour...potato flour, self raising flour and rice flour and a shake of paprika and cajun . This combination of flour for coating has stayed with me since I tried it out some years back which gave me the crunch that last. This dish can be served as a stand alone dish or as a snack while watching TV.
the steps are easy :) and this dish is to die for :p
serve this with cold beer...mmmm yummy !
400 gm chicken meat ( deboned ) marinate with salt
1 egg - beaten
mix the following flour together for coating the chicken meat
1/2 cup self raising flour
1/2 cup potato flour
1/2 cup rice flour
1/2 tsp of paprika
1/2 tsp of cajun
1 handful of basil leaves- cleaned and dried- and deep fried
3 tbsp of chopped garlic
1/2 tsp of chilli flakes - optional
1. Marinate chicken meat with salt either overnight or 2 hours before deep frying. Dip marinated chicken into beaten egg and coat with the flour..dust off extra flour . Deep fried till cooked and golden brown. Dish up and place over kitchen paper towel to absorb excess oil.
2. Deep fried the basil leaves . Take out once the leaves are crispy in looks..place over paper towel to absorb excess oil.
3. Put the fried chicken in a big bowl , add in the chopped garlic, chilli flakes if desire, and deep fried crispy basil leaves. Use a spatula and stir till all the ingredients are well mixed together.
4. Serve as a dish with rice or as a snack.