Sunday, March 15, 2009

Spicy Fried Chicken

I know this is not the healthiest dish of all but who cares. We need to indulge ourselves once a while. I just need something comforting in this cold weather. Not the fried chicken from KFC or Popeye’s but some good old Malaysian style fried chicken. A lot of Malaysians like their chicken deep-fried, crispy and golden brown and loaded with spices. Chicken pieces done this way are common in what we call the Mamak restaurants or the Indian restaurants. Here is my version of Malaysian style fried chicken.

Ingredients :

1 small chicken (about 2 1/2 pounds) – clean and cut into bit size pieces
2 tbsp of chili powder (amount depend on how spicy you want)
2 tbsp of curry powder
1 tsp of turmeric powder
1 tsp of coriander powder
1 tsp of garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste

6 tbsp of glutinous rice flour (for coating the chicken)

1) Put the clean chicken in a large container. Mix in all the spices except for the flour and mix well. Marinate for at least 4 hours before frying it.
2) Heat up some oil for frying. Coat the chicken with glutinous rice flour and fry the chicken over medium heat until golden brown and cooked. Drain off oil on paper towel.
3) Serve with your favorite chili sauce or it taste as good on it own.

Note : You can coat the chicken with flour but glutinous rice flour gives a really crispy chicken.

23 comments:

Big Boys Oven said...

I just love this chicken recipe of your, simple and easy to make, heheheheheheh I will make this tomorrow!

Food For Tots said...

I am not a big fan of fried chicken but yours are making me drooling now....!

Dawn said...

I love fried chicken, but I love it when it's done right, you know with right amount of spices and the best crispiness!
This looks good.

Beachlover said...

look good eh!! yea ,I like the one at mamak stall. I like mine coated wt spices but not Eliot.He complaint can't taste the chic !! In fact I just fried some yesterday!

Menaka D said...

Oh yes, who could possibly say no to fried chicken!! My husband loves it too much.
Annnnnd once in a while shouldn't be a problem. INDULGE ;)

Christelle said...

Oh well, once in a while, can't be that bad for you ;) Don't forget the salad, lol! :)

Bren said...

coriander and curry: great combo!

Zue Murphy said...

Your fried chicken look good. I never use glutinous rice though. Next time I will try it.

Anonymous said...

Gert, your friend chicken looks delicous...finger licking.

I agree with you, we need to indulge ourself once in a while.

Thanks for the recipe.

- Kath

Debbie said...

Oh does that ever look good. Not just the usual fried chicken. I will have to try to find the rice flour, I've only used your basic white flour.

Happy cook said...

Looks crunchy delicious.

anna said...

This looks mouth watering good!

I love your recipes so much; they're so simple and easy to make.

I'm so happy I found this blog.

Thanks.

Happy cook said...

I made the swwet and sour balls and it came out really yummy.
Thankyou for the recipe

Little Corner of Mine said...

Yummy, we love fried chicken.

Salt N Turmeric said...

Makan dgn nasi lemak ni sedap giler kan Gert! Yes, once in a while boleh indulge although I indulge myself all the time w fried stuff! lol.

ICook4Fun said...

BBO, hope you like the recipe.

Food for Tots, eating it once a while is ok :)

Dawn, I like my fried chicken really spicy :)

Lesley, do like me. Marinate it separately and he can have his and your can have yours. What to do. our husband taste bud is different from ours :)

Menaka, you are so right :)

Christelle, I ate it with a huge bowl of salad :)

Bren, thanks for stopping by.

Zue, remember I fried the chicken liver with the glutinous rice flour when you came the last time?

Kath, you are most welcome :)

Debbie, you can always use flour for this fried chicken or get the glutinous flour from the asian store.

Anno, thanks for stopping by. Hope you try out some of the recipe here :)

Happy Cook, glad that you like the sweet and sour meatballs recipe :)

LCOM, I guess we all like fried food :)

Farina, memang sedap with nasi and sambal :)

Little Inbox said...

Thanks for sharing the tips. An useful tip indeed. :)

mycookinghut said...

Gertrude,
Your fried chicken always looks good. Any difference if I were to use corn flour for coating?

ICook4Fun said...

Inbox, you are most welcome.

Leemei, you can used cornflour for coating too but it won't be that crispy.

Aleta said...

Nice tip about the rice flour, I'll have to add it to my cabinet for just this occasion!

meeso said...

This is a recipe after my heart, fried, spicy chicken!

KITCHEN COOKALONG said...

Hi Gert, all this while I've been your silent reader. I've tried few of your recipe and published it in my blog. Hope you don't mind. I've tried this recipe and it is really good. My husband loves it so much that he asked me to cook again. And I am really surprised that glutinous rice flour does make the chicken crispy. Thanks again for the recipe.

ICook4Fun said...

Aleta, thanks for stopping by.

Meeso, do try out this recipe and I am sure you will like it.

Kitchencookalong, thanks for your kind comment and for trying out my recipe. Of course you can publish my recipe as long as your put a link back to my blog. I am glad your husband like the fried chicken :)