3 Indian Chicken Fries (Snack,lunchbox,dinner)

 

3 Indian Chicken Fries ( as snack/iftar snack or easy dinner or lunchbox )

 

Recipe #1 – Chicken Popcorn

Ingredients: ( for #1 Chicken popcorn )

2 – boneless chicken breasts (cut into small pieces )
1 tsp – lemon juice
2 tsp – ginger-garlic paste
1 tbsp – coriander leaves (chopped)
salt – 1 tsp ( or to taste )
oil – for deep frying
Spice powders: 1/2 tsp turmeric powder, 1 tsp – chilli powder
1 tsp – coriander powder, 1 tsp – fennel powder
1/2 tsp – pepper powder
To dip chicken before frying:
1/4 cup – flour (plain flour/ maida )
1/3 cup – water

Method:
Step 1) Get ready with all the ingredients
Step 2) Heat enough oil for deep frying ..
Step 3) Marinate chicken pieces with lemon, salt, spice powders, ginger-garlic paste, coriander leaves ..
Step 4) Mix 1/4 cup of flour in 1/2 cup of water and pour into the marinated chicken pieces and mix well ..
Test the oil, by frying 1 piece ( it should sizzle when you drop)
Step 5) Fry the chicken in small batches until golden orange and remove to a paper towel ..
Keep turning them and fry until golden
 Step 6) Once they are golden orange, take them out ..
enjoy with your favourite sauce ! 😀

Baked version
( of chicken popcorn )
For a healthy baked version:
Grease a glass tray or foil with oil .. arrange the marinated chicken pieces.. Bake at 200C / 400F for 15 – 20 minutes or until golden ..

Dinner and Lunchbox ideas

Roti wrap:
( You can make with any flatbread )
  • Take 1 roti / chapati or any flatbread
  • Add a tbsp of tomato sauce or ketchup in the centre ( like a line )
  • Place some lettuce
  • add 2 tbsp of mix of onion, green apple, cucumber and mashed avocado ( guacamole )
  • add some chicken popcorn
  • add more sauce or ketchup ..
  • wrap ( by folding the bottom of flatbread first, then fold the sides in.. ( wrap the bottom-half with foil to prevent spilling ) .. and enjoy as dinner or pack for lunch ( great option for kids and office lunch ideas )

To make grilled chicken sandwich:

  • Preheat the grill and arrange the bread
  • add some mix of chopped onion, green apple, cucumber, mashed avocado ( guacamole)..
  • add some chicken popcorn, ketchup and chilli sauce .. ( You can vary the taste by adding tomato slices, avocado, onion and cheese for rest of the sandwich )
  • Top with bread ..
  • Spread some butter on top
  • Grill for 3 minutes or ( as per grill instructions ).. once ready take them out and enjoy !




Recipe #2 – Chicken Finger fries

Ingredients: ( for #2 Chicken finger fries )

500 gms / 1 lb – chicken mince
1 tsp – lemon juice
2 tsp – ginger-garlic paste
1/4 cup – onion (finely chopped)
1 tbsp – coriander leaves (chopped)
salt – 1 tsp ( or to taste )
oil – for deep frying
Spice powders: 1/2 tsp turmeric powder, 1 tsp – chilli powder
2 tsp – coriander powder, 1 tsp – cumin powder
1/2 tsp – pepper powder
To coat chicken before frying:
1 – egg (beaten)
1 cup – bread crumbs ( use as needed )

Method:
Step 1) Get ready with all the ingredients
Step 2) Marinate chicken mince with salt, spice powders, lemon, onion, coriander leaves & ginger-garlic paste. ( After mixing, add a tbsp of oil and coat well ) ..
Step 3) Grease your palms and shape into 4 inch rolls ..
Step 4) Beat 1 egg and coat the chicken ..
Step 5) Coat the chicken with bread crumbs ..
Step 6) Heat oil on medium-high and deep fry until golden.. ( once you drop in oil, it will slowly rise up and starts floating .. now keep rolling and fry them until evenly golden ) ..
Step 7) Once golden brown, take them out .. enjoy with ketchup & green chutney 😀

note: You can also bake these for a healthy version. ( To bake, preaheat oven to 200C/ 375 F .. grease a tray or foil, place the chicken fingers on greased tray and coat in that oil.. Bake until golden for 20 minutes .. ( while baking, after 10 minutes, you can flip them and bake for another 10 minutes for even baking )..


Dinner & Lunchbox idea

Roti wrap:
( You can use roti / chapati / khuboos / pita bread / any flatbread )
  • Take 1 roti ( or any flatbread )
  • Add some ketchup and green chutney in the centre ( like a line )
  • Arrange baby spinach or lettuce in the centre ( like a line )
  • Place chicken fingers
  • More green chutney
  • place 2 or 3 cucumber slices and carrot slices
  • yogurt and green chutney sauce
  • wrap ( start by folding bottom first, then the sides ).. wrap ( the bottom-half ) with foil to prevent spilling.. and enjoy as dinner or pack for kids lunchbox or office takeaway

Chicken Buns : ( Using hot dog buns )

  • Take the bottom of bun, and spread some ketchup and mayonnise
  • Place some lettuce or baby spinach
  • Place cheese slice
  • keep 2 or 3 chicken finger fries
  • keep onion pieces and cucumber slices.. and red chilli sauce
  • top with bun !.. and enjooooy ! 😀   .. ( wrap with foil and eat for dinner or pack for kids lunchbox or office takeaway )

Recipe #3 – Chicken Potato Patty

Ingredients: ( for #3 Chicken potato patty/cutlet )

500 gms / 1 lb – chicken mince
3 – boiled potatoes ( peeled & mashed )
1/2 cup – green peas
1 tsp – lemon juice
2 tsp – ginger-garlic paste
1/4 cup – spring onion / green onion (finely chopped)
1 – chilli (red or green) (finely chopped)
salt – 1 tsp ( or to taste )
oil – for deep frying
Spice powders: 1/2 tsp turmeric powder, 1 tsp – chilli powder
2 tsp – coriander powder, 1 tsp – fennel powder
1/2 tsp – pepper powder
To coat chicken before frying:
1 – egg (beaten)
1 cup – bread crumbs ( use as needed )

Method:

Step 1)
Get ready with all the ingredients
Step 2) Marinate chicken with mashed potato, spices, lemon green onion, chilli, ginger-garlic paste and peas .. ( make like a dough, .. add a tbsp of oil and coat well ) ..
Step 3) Take a small amount of chicken mix and shape it into a round patty or cutlet ..
Step 4) Coat or dip in beaten egg ..
Step 5) Coat with bread crumbs and place on a plate ..
note: You can also fry or bake without the egg & bread crumbs ..
Step 6) Heat oil and deep fry the patties/cutlet until golden .. keep turning and fry until golden
Step 7) Once they are golden brown, take them out .. ( You can also bake these for a healthy version, .. Arrange on greased tray or foil and coat with some oil.. bake at 200C / 375 F for 20 minutes or until golden .. )
Enjoy with your favourite sauce ! .. goes well with sweet chilli sauce, mayonnise, green chutney, ketcup .. and your choice too 😀

Dinner or lunchbox idea

Chicken Burger:
( Use burger buns to make this )
  • Take the bottom of burger bun
  • Spread some green chutney sauce ( or ketchup or any sauce )
  • Place some lettuce
  • Place 2 chicken patties
  • Add some ketchup, mayonnise and a cheese slice ( or more if you like 😀
  • a slice of tomato and 2 slices of cucumber
  • Top with bun .. and Chicken Burger is READY ! .. enjoy for dinner or pack for luncbox .. yummy ! ( Tip: wrap the bottom half of burger with foil to prevent spilling while eating 😀

Tips:

To prepare the green chutney sauce:

  • Into a blender, add 1 cup of coriander leaves, 1/4 cup mint leaves, 2 green chillies, 1 tsp lemon juice, 1 garlic, salt to taste, 2 tbsp water and grind until smooth.. ( refrigerate and use for a week )
  • note: This is very spicy .. to make it less spicy, add some yogurt
    to make ‘hotel style’ yogurt green chilli sauce ..

For the guacamole: ( used in recipe #1 for wrap & sandwich)

  • Into a bowl, add 1 ripe avocado and mash ..
  • add 1/4 cup of chopped onion, 1/2 cup of chopped cucumber, 1/2 cup of chopped green apple
  • add 1 crushed garlic, 1/4 tsp salt,1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves and 1 tsp lemon juice
  • mix mix .. guacamole ready ! .. this is perfect for salads, wraps and sandwiches !

Hope you will make these delicious Chicken platter .. Share your feedback if you did .. make and Enjoy !!  😀

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