Kids and Adults alike love this Southern Baked Chicken recipe. Another great quick and easy meal that everyone will eat. As was taste tested at our Open Day 2016. It can be deep fried but why would you when most people can’t tell the difference when it’s baked.
Oven Baked or Deep Fried
I like to use fresh bread crumbs if I’m going to bake these little gems. They crisp up beautifully and help hold in the moisture of the chicken.
- 500 g of chicken, sliced into strips. (I prefer to use thigh fillets here and if you have time to, marinate them in butter milk the night before, that's even better.)
- 15 g or 1 Tablespoon of Bec’s Southern fried spice mix
- 60 g plain flour
- 2 slices of bread (any type you like, even multigrain is nice)
- 2 eggs beaten
- 1 tsp soy
- Sift or whisk around three-quarters of the spice mix with the plain flour to combine well and set aside
- Add your bread and the remainder of the spice mix to a food processor and turbo a few times to reduce the crumb to the desired size.
- In a separate bowl add the egg and soy and whisk a little to break up.
- Set up your dredging station.
- Bowl for the flour/spice mix.
- Bowl for the egg mix (to act as the glue)
- Bowl for the crumb/spice mix.
- Take a piece of chicken and coat in the 1st bowl (flour mix)
- Now dip into the egg wash mix
- Then coat with the breadcrumb spice mix.
- Set aside and continue with this process for the remainder of your chicken. (I like to sit it on a cake rack as I go.)
- Cooking, Oven method
- If you choose to use the oven method, I like to spray a little oil onto the surface to help brown and crisp the coating. I use rice bran oil or olive oil spray here.
- Pop them on a cake rack or similar so the air can circulate around them. Bake in an 180c or 160c fan oven until golden brown and cooked through.
- Turn them over half way through the baking to ensure even cooking. Depending on how thick you’ve cut the strips, bake between 15 and 25 mins.
- Cooking, Deep Fry method.
- If you’re deep frying, do this at 180c, pull them out when they are golden brown and set them on draining paper to remove excess oil.
- If you fry them in oil any lower than 180c, they will soak up too much oil and become greasy.