Fried Chicken and Capsicum Sauce Sub
Fancy a burger? Try this recipe by Justine Schofield from Everyday Gourmet
- Deep Frying
- 45 minutes
- 4 servings
- Vegetable oil, for frying
- 4 chicken thighs, skinless and boneless
- 1 teaspoon coriander seed powder
- 1½ tablespoons smoked paprika
- ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon white pepper
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon caster sugar
- 125 millilitres buttermilk
- 2 eggs
- 225 grams plain flour
- 90 grams cornflour
- 4 store-bought chargrilled capsicum
- 1 pinch of smoked paprika
- 2 tablespoons cup of good quality whole egg mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar
- ½ lemon, juiced
- 4 iceberg lettuce leaves, very finely shredded
- 1 large dill pickle, thinly sliced
- 4 soft ciabatta rolls
- Place the chicken on a chopping board, cover with baking paper and lightly pound to flatten with the smooth side of a meat mallet or with a rolling pin. Cut in half.
- Place the coriander, paprika, cayenne and onion powder, pepper, salt, sugar in a large bowl along with the flour and mix to combine. Transfer the chicken to a glass bowl, sprinkle on 2 teaspoons of the spice rub and rub it onto the chicken. Cover with plastic wrap and marinate for 30 minutes.
- Heat the oil in a large saucepan, wok or deep fryer to 180°C and line a large tray with paper towel and set a wire rack on top.
- Combine the buttermilk and eggs in a shallow bowl and whisk with a fork. In another shallow bowl, combine the flours and the remaining seasoning with the remaining spice rub. Start a production line by first dipping the chicken pieces in the buttermilk mixture and then in the flour mixture. In batches of three pieces at a time, carefully lower the chicken into the hot oil and cook for 3–4 minutes on each side until a deep golden colour. Remove with a slotted spoon, place on the wire rack.
- In a blender, puree the capsicum until smooth. Now add the paprika, mayonnaise, vinegar and lemon juice, and blitz again.
- Warm the bread rolls up in a moderately heat oven and cut in half. Smear the sauce over each of the cut side of the bread roll, add the two pieces of crunchy chicken and then salad.
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