Watch Cooking Channel

Cooking the Channel: Oven-Fried Chile Chicken

Anjum Anand's Oven-Fried Chile Chicken was delicious with my Indian leftovers

Anjum Anand's Oven-Fried Chile Chicken was delicious with my Indian leftovers

I love recipes—my apartment is overflowing with cookbooks, food magazines and recipes printed from online food sites—but I’m definitely a big improviser, barely ever following them to the letter.

A couple of nights ago, I had dinner at a nearby Indian vegetarian restaurant and brought home some leftover gobi masala—cauliflower in a light curry, one of my favorites. I wanted to make an Indian-inspired main dish to go with it, and Anjum Anand’s Oven-Fried Chile Chicken from Indian Food Made Easy fit the bill.

While Anjum’s recipe calls for bone-in chicken pieces, I had boneless, skinless chicken breasts in the fridge and wanted to put them to use instead of buying more chicken just to make this dish.

Pantry ingredients

My crowded little kitchen offered all the staples for this dish

What’s great about this recipe is that it mostly calls for basic pantry ingredients. I had the Indian spice garam masala in my spice rack already, but it’s easy to find at most grocery stores. Aside from that, all of the ingredients are supermarket staples: Garlic, ginger, green chiles (you could really use any kind or none at all depending on how much heat you like), lemon, eggs, cumin, breadcrumbs (I used my trusty friend panko for extra-crispiness), salt and pepper.

I pounded out my chicken breasts with a meat mallet, going for an Indian-spiced chicken cutlet effect. First, I let them sit in Anjum’s ginger, garam masala and chile-spiked marinade—really more like a rub—for a few hours in the fridge. Then I coated each piece in egg wash and cumin-spiced breadcrumbs twice, as instructed. Any good “fried” chicken should be double-dipped to achieve that excellent crunch factor.

I shortened Anjum’s cook time to just 15 minutes, since thin chicken breasts cook much faster than bone-in pieces. The cutlets came out of the oven golden brown and still nice and juicy beneath their crisp crust. It’s not a super-spicy dish—the two green chiles (seeds removed) that I used in my marinade gave the chicken a kick, but nothing overpowering.

Crispy, juicy, spicy chicken right out of the oven

Served with my leftover gobi, a squeeze of lemon and some simple white rice, my improvised meal couldn’t have been easier and proved a big hit. So good, in fact, that I’m looking forward to trying the recipe again with bone-in chicken. Next time I’ll make the whole meal myself, too—Anjum’s Goan Spiced Aubergines and Gujarati Potatoes with Cashew Nuts both sound like excellent sides.

Get ideas for stocking an Indian cooking pantry here.

What’s your secret to fried chicken?

 

Tags:

Comments (1381)

  1. kulutusluotto 10000 euroa posted 10/25/2013

    The Birch of the Shadow…

    I believe there may well become a few duplicates, but an exceedingly helpful listing! I have tweeted this. Lots of thanks for sharing!…

  2. stop parking posted 10/25/2013

    Healing’s Dragon…

    to find concerns to improve my website!I suppose its alright to make usage of a number of within your concepts!!…

  3. bad credit loans posted 10/25/2013

    bad credit loans…

    [...]Every once in a though we choose blogs that we read. Listed beneath would be the most current web sites that we choose [...]…

  4. Best Video Games 2013 posted 10/25/2013

    Title…

    [...]below you’ll find the link to some web-sites that we assume you should visit[...]…

  5. Driving Lessons Dublin posted 10/25/2013

    Driving Lessons Dublin…

    [...]that is the finish of this write-up. Right here you will discover some web pages that we assume you will value, just click the hyperlinks over[...]…

  6. Knoxville Houses posted 10/25/2013

    Read was interesting, stay in touch……

    [...]please visit the sites we follow, including this one, as it represents our picks from the web[...]……

  7. san antonio bail bonds posted 10/26/2013

    Title…

    [...]Here is a good Weblog You might Discover Interesting that we Encourage You[...]…

  8. au tradelines for sale posted 10/26/2013

    Title…

    [...]although internet websites we backlink to below are considerably not related to ours, we really feel they’re in fact worth a go through, so possess a look[...]…

  9. blind drug mule posted 10/26/2013

    Title…

    [...]Here is an excellent Weblog You may Discover Intriguing that we Encourage You[...]…

  10. single online posted 10/26/2013

    single online…

    [...]check below, are some absolutely unrelated web-sites to ours, on the other hand, they may be most trustworthy sources that we use[...]…

  11. ways to earn money online…

    In my opinion it already was discussed about payday loan and ways to earn money online….

  12. Buy Instagram Comments posted 10/26/2013

    Title…

    [...]check below, are some totally unrelated web sites to ours, nonetheless, they’re most trustworthy sources that we use[...]…

  13. free annual report posted 10/27/2013

    Title…

    [...]the time to study or stop by the content or web-sites we’ve linked to beneath the[...]…

  14. Workout Finisher posted 10/27/2013

    Title…

    [...]the time to read or visit the content or web-sites we have linked to below the[...]…

  15. insurance risk management posted 10/27/2013

    insurance risk management…

    [...]Here are several of the sites we recommend for our visitors[...]…

  16. MARKETING FOR YOU CONTACT posted 10/27/2013

    MARKETING FOR YOU CONTACT…

    [...]Sites of interest we’ve a link to[...]…

  17. linear algebra videos posted 10/27/2013

    Woman of Alien…

    Ideal do the job you’ve got completed, this great site is basically amazing with great facts. Time is God’s means of keeping all the things from taking place without delay….

  18. Doctor Who news reviews info posted 10/27/2013

    Digg…

    While checking out DIGG today I found this…

  19. four a pizza posted 10/28/2013

    four a pizza…

    [...]always a large fan of linking to bloggers that I like but really don’t get quite a bit of link like from[...]…

  20. socialbookmarkingnotion.com/News/toilets-for-small-bathrooms/…

    [...]usually posts some incredibly exciting stuff like this. If you?re new to this site[...]…

  21. website designer posted 10/28/2013

    …Websites you should visit…

    [...]Great weblog right here! Additionally your website loads up very fast![...]…

  22. echantillons posted 10/28/2013

    Dreary Day…

    It was a dreary day here today, so I just took to messing around on the internet and realized…

  23. click posted 10/28/2013

    {Digg|Get|Stumbleupon|Reddit|Google}…

    Although checking out GOOGLE today I found this…

  24. sara alina posted 10/28/2013

    sara alina…

    hey hey! guys, if you people listens to selena gomez, you’ll be amazed with this better celebrity i discovered sara alina….

  25. Title…

    [...]Here is an excellent Blog You might Find Interesting that we Encourage You[...]…

  26. hostings el salvador posted 10/29/2013

    Looking around…

    I like to surf around the online world, often I will just go to Stumble Upon and read and check stuff out…

  27. electric boilers posted 10/29/2013

    Title…

    [...]we came across a cool website that you just could take pleasure in. Take a look in the event you want[...]…

  28. Chihuahua mini posted 10/29/2013

    Chihuahua mini…

    [...]always a significant fan of linking to bloggers that I adore but don?t get a whole lot of link adore from[...]…

  29. cash advance online posted 10/30/2013

    good ideas to make money…

    Really and as I have not thought about cash loans and good ideas to make money….

  30. Dreary Day…

    It was a dreary day here yesterday, so I just took to piddeling around on the internet and realized…

  31. pound remeron price per posted 10/31/2013

    Title…

    [...]always a huge fan of linking to bloggers that I really like but don’t get quite a bit of link like from[...]…

  32. music posted 10/31/2013

    Wikia…

    Wika linked to this website…

  33. new homes in Tucson posted 10/31/2013

    Its hard to find good help…

    I am regularly proclaiming that its hard to find good help, but here is…

  34. Dreary Day…

    It was a dreary day here today, so I just took to messing around online and realized…

  35. usb stik posted 10/31/2013

    Looking around…

    I like to surf around the web, regularly I will just go to Stumble Upon and follow thru…

  36. shampoo for dogs with itchy skin…

    [...]always a huge fan of linking to bloggers that I adore but really don’t get a good deal of link adore from[...]…

  37. pozyczka inwestycyjna posted 11/01/2013

    pozyczka inwestycyjna…

    [...]we came across a cool website that you just could possibly get pleasure from. Take a appear for those who want[...]…

  38. Freelance Copywriters posted 11/01/2013

    Freelance Copywriters…

    [...]we came across a cool website that you simply may love. Take a appear in the event you want[...]…

  39. Visit Website posted 11/01/2013

    Visit Website…

    [...]just beneath, are numerous entirely not connected web-sites to ours, however, they may be surely really worth going over[...]…

  40. gaming platform posted 11/01/2013

    gaming platform…

    [...]always a huge fan of linking to bloggers that I enjoy but don?t get lots of link enjoy from[...]…

  41. Social Media Marketing posted 11/02/2013

    Social Media Marketing…

  42. web hosting cpanel posted 11/02/2013

    Title…

    [...]Here are some of the internet sites we recommend for our visitors[...]…

  43. Title…

    [...]The details mentioned inside the write-up are some of the very best available [...]…

  44. djpunjab posted 11/02/2013

    Just Browsing…

    While I was surfing yesterday I saw a excellent article about…

  45. adhd posted 11/02/2013

    Looking around…

    I like to surf in various places on the internet, often I will go to Digg and follow thru…

  46. fast web host posted 11/02/2013

    Title…

    [...]Here is a good Weblog You may Uncover Exciting that we Encourage You[...]…

  47. key person life insurance posted 11/02/2013

    Title…

    [...]although sites we backlink to beneath are considerably not related to ours, we really feel they’re in fact worth a go as a result of, so possess a look[...]…

  48. build a bike posted 11/02/2013

    Yahoo results…

    While searching Yahoo I discovered this page in the results and I didn’t think it fit…

  49. Malaysia Property posted 11/03/2013

    Malaysia Property…

    [...]please pay a visit to the websites we follow, including this a single, as it represents our picks from the web[...]…

  50. nikon d3100 Amazon posted 11/03/2013

    The Absent Game…

    Among me and my husband we’ve owned more MP3 gamers over the years than I can count, like Sansas, iRivers, iPods (typical & touch), the Ibiza Rhapsody, etc. But, the last few several years I’ve settled down to one line of players….

Post a New Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

c