Fried chicken has always been my favorite food as a kid. I remember agreeing to eat it everyday
which of course would bring protests from my parents saying that I should eat veggies and stuff.
Well of course, they are right. But then, what kid would not want to have fried chicken everyday
So for today's post, I am hoping to re-live my childhood days again and savor
that good old crisp of fried chicken. This is a kind of twist because half the chicken were stir fried
in sweet and spicy sauce which would make it like an adult fried chicken.
Fried Chicken Duo ( inspired by Aeri's Kitchen )
3 cuts of chicken thigh and drum sticks
(further chopped in smaller pieces)
1 tbsp minced garlic
1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup seasoned chicken breading
Sauce ( You can adjust taste to your preference)
3 tbsp chili paste
1 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp corn syrup or maple syrup
3 teaspoons sugar
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon sesame oil
2 tbsp minced garlic
2 tsp sesame seeds
* Rub chicken with salt,pepper and minced garlic let it sit in a bowl for a 10 minutes.
* Dredge chicken pieces in the breading mixture, coat them evenly.
* Deep fry them for 8- 10 minutes for the first frying. Drain and set aside until all chicken
have been fried.
* Do a second deep fry for about 5-7 minutes each. WATCH chicken because cooking time varies.
For half the amount of chicken, prepare the sauce:
Combine sauce ingredients in a bowl and pour onto heated pan. Stir until bubbles appear on surface.
Add half of the chicken and coat them by tossing them in the pan. Let cook for a minute. Turn off heat
Sprinkle sesame seed on them.
The other half of chicken is served plain.