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Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Spicy Fried Chicken


I had already sworn that I will not do any deep frying. But oh no, when I came across this Spicy Fried Chicken, I caved in. I mean, who can resist fried chicken, right? Besides, it made me think of the delicious fried chicken my brother ordered at Lotus Curry House. Though this recipe is not the same, I was still happy because it turned out delicious.



I marinated the chicken with the blended spices for the minimum two hours because I was short of time. Deep frying is always so boring. You know, standing there at the hot stove while the chicken is sizzling away. It seemed to take forever to turn golden brown. 

While my chicken wings were in the hot wokI did the unthinkable. I went to the living room to peek at the TV. Law & Order was on and that is my current favourite show besides CSI. I got carried away and when I ran back to the kitchen, heh..heh...my chicken wings got burnt. So next time, no more running away from the kitchen while cooking :)


Distracted cook burnt the chicken wings :(

I had some very nice red hot cili padi on hand and for some excitement, I decided to fry them too. The first four went into the hot oil and then...Pffth!...Pffth!....Pffth!...Pffth! The little zingers exploded one by one within seconds of each other. I should have know better than to pull a stunt like that. It was exciting all right, the last mini explosion had oil splattered all over my stove top. That's my second casualty of the day. Luckily, I didn't get hurt.

So I cut a slit in the next few cili padi so that they don't bomb me again. Last thing that went into the oil was my curry leaves. By the way, let's take a look at my curry plant. It is doing very well, thanks to Joyce, my curry plant has been resurrected from the dead.



The chilli padi and curry leaves are not in the original recipe, just my own addition. You can choose to leave that out.

I enjoyed the fried chicken very much. I took one bite of chicken and then one bite of chilli padi. Not only that, I also dipped the chicken with sweet chilli sauce. Wow, it was out of this world!




I am really pressed for time trying to get this post out as I have another curry recipe next in line. So here's the recipe below taken from The New Malaysian Cookbook with some personal adaptations.












Spicy Fried Chicken
Recipe source : Adapted from  The New Malaysian Cookbook (page 23)

Ingredients :
- 2 chicken legs, cut into 4 pieces each
- 4 chicken wings
- 100 grams cornflour
- 1 tablespoon thick asam jawa juice (tamarind juice)
- 1.5 teaspoons salt or to taste

Blended ingredients :
- 10 shallots
- 1 inch ginger
- 5 cloves garlic
- 2 tablespoons chilli paste
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1 small packet curry powder (25 grams) (can put more if you like)
- 1 teaspoon turmeric powder

Method :
1. Combine chicken with asam jawa juice, cornflour, salt and blended ingredients.
2. Marinate for at least 2 hours.
3. Heat oil and deep fry chicken pieces until golden brown and crispy.
4. Remove from oil and drain on paper towels.
5. Serve immediately with condiments of your choice.


I am linking this post to the event, Little Thumbs Up organised by Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids and Doreen of My Little Favourite DIY and hosted by Ms B of Everybody Eats Well in Flanders.

This post is also linked to Cook-Your-Books #1 hosted by Joyce of Kitchen Flavours.

44 comments:

  1. Oooo...nice! My missus would love it! She loves cili padi... Bet it tatses a lot more fragrant with the curry leaves. So small your plant...you should see mine! Such a hassle and a chore to trim it regularly and keep it small... Tsk! Tsk!

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    1. My curry plant has been revived from the dead for a few months that's why still so small. I must put some compost so that it will grow bigger. Didn't want to plant on the ground because I know I will be too lazy to prune it and before I know anything, it will grow into a big tree :)

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  2. You are right, no one could resist fried chicken. How was the taste of deep fried chilli padi?

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    1. Jozelyn, the fried cili padi tasted very nice. Very fragrant and hot!

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  3. I could not resist to any fried chicken, pass me some please..

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    1. Sonia, got no more already, only left the bones hah! hah!

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  4. I would love to have some of your fried chicken with that chilli padi!

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    1. Mich, the cili padi gave it more oomph!

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  5. Not only yr fried chicken are appealing, your curry leaves are lovely too! Envy those with green hands......

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    1. Christine, my curry plant was botak for a few months until I read Joyce's post and managed to bring it back to life :)

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  6. Your fried chickens look spicy and hard to resist ....

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    1. Thank you, Yummy Bakes! I couldn't stop eating it hah! hah!

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  7. Hi Phong Hong,
    Wow, spicy fried chicken, delicious! Chilli padi pop? I got to try that just to see the effect! hahaha! I could eat several pieces of your fried chicken, finger licking good indeed!
    Your curry leaf plant is doing great! So you finally had to 'botak' your plant, and it is now rewarding you with nice lush green leaves. Beware of the beetle, check constantly (every few days days, if possible) and remove them immediately, otherwise your plant will have to go for another 'chop-chop' again!

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    1. Joyce, don't do what I did with the cili padi hah! hah! It can really explode! Thanks to your advice, my curry plant seems to be thriving. The other one sadly did not survive. I will be sure to take good care of this plant because it is really so convenient to have curry leaves on hand at any time.

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  8. Hi Phong Hong, me too have a fried curry chicken dish to do but.....contemplating/procrastinating whether to do.. Finally, didn't do yet. Maybe you can quickly pass me these yummylicious pieces lah.

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    1. Kimmy, my chicken boh liao hah! hah! So you going to take to your mum's house and fry hah! hah!

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  9. Yum-Yum! my favourite fried chicken I always like chicken cook in this way.Sekakang banjok pandai masok.next time get another small TV and put in the kitchen.you ogan kaya boleh beli satu lagi next time cook this for me .OK?

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    1. EE, sure will cook for you when you come back and have extra cili padi for you too!

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  10. Yummy! Two chicken wings for me please :)

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    1. Aiyah, Esther why you want the burnt chicken wings? Hee..hee...

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  11. Your spicy fried chicken looks amazing! You can only get that magnificent finish by frying :)

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    1. Thanks, Lizzy! I love fried chicken but it is so tedious. Next time, I'll get someone else to do the frying hah! hah!

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  12. Haha I also like watching Law & order and CSI, but been a while since I watched them cos I always forget they are on by the time we put the kids to bed.

    I love fried chicken too, but only get to eat it outside as I don't deep fry too.

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    1. Yen, I have missed many Law & Order and CSI episodes too :( I don't think I will be deep frying again anytime soon. So time consuming and messy.

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  13. keh3 kena attack cili padi? tu mesti terlupa nak belah sikit cili tu...

    teringat akak masa first time akak goreng keropok lekor yg macam sosej tu, pun camtu jugak. Meletup2 macam perang america-Iraq!, bertempiaran akak lari! bila dah senyap tengok kuali kosong berasap!! rupa2nya keropok habis bergelimpangan atas lantai macam askar yang gugur dimedan perang...
    pastu baru la kawan (yg jual keropok tu) ajar, kena belah sikit dulu keropok tu baru digoreng...rasa grr grrr betul kat sipenjual tu...

    ayam goreng ni akak nak masak untuk makan sahur bulan Ramadhan nanti...sure celik besar mata anak2....eheheheh. thanks ya PH sebab kongsi2...

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    1. Hah! Hah! Hah! Kak Q, kelakar lah cerita pasal keropok lekor tu! So far PH belum kena bom oleh keropok lekor. Kak Q cubalah ayam goreng ni. Sedap tau. Pastikan cukup garam sebab PH terkurang garam sket. Dan kalau pekena dengan cili padi huih, syiok habis!

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  14. Phong Hong,wah wah..very very nice spicy chicken...feel so hungry now after looking at your post... Going to quickly cook my dinner...+ a piece of chicken from u...:)

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    1. Li Shuan, I will probably take a break from deep frying for a while. So messy lah. Oil splatter everywhere. This week going to make steamed chicken. More peaceful hah! hah!

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  15. OMG they are so tempting dear.. would love to try it..

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    1. Thanks, PT! I always love Indian style food especially spicy fried chicken!

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  16. Phong Hong, I seldom deep fry food in my kitchen but your spicy friend chicken might change my mind. Look very yummy!

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    1. Ann, I am sure you don't want to mess up your kitchen. I had to do a lot of cleaning up after frying the chicken. So sian...

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  17. Would love it with some chapathis... nice one

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    1. Oh yes, chapathis would be great with the chicken. Thanks, Vimitha!

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  18. Hi..first time here ..n follow ur blog..nice ayam goreng..yummy..keep rcipe..tq..

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    1. Hi Zila Norazila! Thanks for coming to visit me :) Try the ayam goreng for buka puasa :)

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  19. Hi Phong Hong,

    Ops... that Law and Order burned a little of your spicy fried chicken but phew that they still ok :p I feel so hungry looking at your fried chicken pictures...

    I wanted to plant curry plant too but didn't do it. It will survive during summer but will die during winter. My husband asked me not to waste effort... just buy them when we need it. Nevertheless, fresh curry leaves are quite costly in Melbourne.

    Zoe

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    1. Hi Zoe, I am addicted to Law & Order but can't keep up with the episodes. The fried chicken was pretty yummy but left my kitchen so oily. I guess with the weather in Melbourne, perhaps it is quite time consuming to plant and replant. Perhaps you hubby is right :)

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  20. Wow, you are really a chilli queen, I can never eat chilli padi on its own, just use it to garnish and usually avoid biting into one....eh how you do resurrect your curry plant? I too have one that is looking really pathetic at the moment:(

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    1. Jeannie, I am a cili padi addict :) You go and read Joyce's post on curry plant. She gives very good advice on how to take care and revive the plant. I am happy my plant came back to life.

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  21. oh no! you murdered the chili padi! LOL! eh, sure cannot resist fried chicken..i can only take one small piece, stomach sensitive :( btw, i see the pictures not really badly burnt, a little charred is okay!

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    1. Lena, they bomb me so I had to murder them hah! hah! The burnt parts tasted very nice :)

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  22. Hi Phong Hong,
    Thanks for joining our curry event! I like fried chicken very much, I always like to eat the skin, but I dun like to fry them though.

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    1. Hi Ms B! I also love the skin hah! hah!

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