It has been a couple of months since I last cooked fried chicken but it was not the healthiest of meals because I had it with a huge bowl of Katsu Curry and white rice.
For todays, I wanted to cook it again but in a healthier manner i.e sans carbs and I think I succeeded.
I was originally going to have the chicken and curry with rice, noodles or sweet potatoes but I thought that it would be better to try it with some vegetables instead.
For this meal, you will need:
- 1 large onion or 2 small ones of any colour. (I used red)
- 2 Table spoons of mixed herbs
- 2 Table spoons of garlic granules or 2 garlic cloves
- 2 Table spoons of ginger (Fresh ginger can also be used)
- 2 Teaspoons of black pepper (just for some more taste, this is optional)
- 1 Table spoon of all purpose seasoning
- 2 Table spoons of turmeric
- 2 Table spoons of coriander powder
- 2 Table spoons of cumin powder
- 1 Tin of chopped tomatoes or 2 fresh tomatoes
- 1 Tea spoon of butter
- Olive oil
- Cast iron skillet or sauté pan
- 2-4 chicken breasts (depending on how many people you’re making this for)
- Bread crumbs
- Hot and spicy chicken coating
- A skillet
- Olive Oil
Red Curry Method
- Pour a generous amount of olive oil into the cast iron skillet or sauté pan and wait for it to heat up.
- Whilst the pan is heating up, chop up the onions finely and then put them into the pan.
- Stir and fry the onions until they’re brown and soft. Add each seasoning but stir after each one in placed into the onions.
- Mixed herbs, garlic, ginger, pepper, all purpose seasoning, turmeric, coriander and cumin.
- Then add the tomatoes and cook them down until it is smooth and there are no chunks left.
- Add the teaspoon of butter and mix in well to the curry.
- Once this is done, cover the pan and keep on a low heat whilst making the fried chicken. Check the curry every few minutes to make sure the consistency is smooth.
Fried Chicken Method
- Pour a lot of olive oil into the skillet so that the chicken is full covered in oil when frying.
- Chop the chicken breasts into medium-thick slices.
- Pour a little milk all over the chicken followed by the hot and spicy chicken coating and bread crumbs. Make sure all of the chicken is covered
- Put the chicken into the skillet and use tongs or chopsticks to stir and check on the chicken.
- Cook until golden brown
Once the chicken is done check on the curry to see if it is at your desired consistency. This meal can be enjoyed with rice, noodles or anything of your choice but I decided to have mine with spinach and cucumber.