Chicken meat is so densely included in our lives that it sometimes seems that what else can be cooked from poultry meat. Chicken in the crock-pot, chicken in the oven and that's it! Not! The time has come to expand the facets of using chicken in cooking and uncover the secrets of new dishes that allow housewives to delight loved ones with juicy and healthy meat. To achieve such qualities allows the preparation of chicken in batter. Klyar is a faithful and reliable assistant in the kitchen, using which you can give different tastes to meat and other ingredients - sharpness, piquancy.
What is the batter? A batter is a batter, in which ingredients are dipped before frying. Further, the batter forms a crisp crust, and the meat itself absorbs the aroma and taste of the components that make up the batter. By the way, the batter came to us from France, it was here that several centuries ago they began to use a new method of frying products. Then the recipe migrated to Japan. The main advantage of chicken in batter is juicy and tender meat.
Chicken in batter - preparation of products
There are many recipes for making batter, which are based on the use of completely unexpected components - beer, mineral water, wine, plain water and much more. You can also add greens and spices to your batter, whose flavor will absorb meat. By the way, in many countries, batter is used not only for roasting meat, but also when cooking fish, and even fruits and vegetables!
In batter, you can cook chicken breasts, wings, drumstick, thighs, that is, any part of the carcass.
Cooked Chicken Recipes
Recipe 1: Chicken in a fast food batter
Anyone who has visited fast food establishments at least once, surely, was delighted with the crisp crust of meat in batter. You can achieve this result at home. This will allow to please the small members of the family with useful meat, which until this time they could eat only at McDonald's.
Required ingredients for making batter:
• flour - 2 tbsp .;
• starch - 1 tbsp .;
• marjoram - 3 tsp;
• dried dill - 1 tsp; • tarragon - 1 pinch;
• thyme - 1 pinch;
• paprika - 2 tsp;
• garlic - 3 tooth.
• fillet - 500 - 700 g;
• vegetable oil - 1 l.
By the way, we need the ingredients for the meat to fall off. To do this, in a glass of flour you need to add a pinch of the above spices.
So, for chicken in batter, cooked according to the “fast food” recipe, it is better to take the bird fillet. Cooking batter - for this, mix the ingredients with flour and add water. The final consistency should be slightly thinner than the dough for the fritters.
We lay out the fillet for an hour. In a deep frying pan, heat the oil. We take out two pieces of fillet and roll in a flour mixture with spices, put it in butter. Fry on both sides.
By the way, it is better to fry the fillets in a pan in two pieces, this will allow not to lower the degree of hot oil, which will help the meat to absorb less oil.
Recipe 2: Chicken in beer batter (drumstick)
Describe the taste of poultry meat fried in beer batter, words impossible. Such a dish only needs to try and enjoy the juiciness and tenderness of meat. By the way, this recipe allows even chicken fillet, which becomes dry when frying, to preserve juiciness and taste.
• Shin - 500 - 700 g;
• vegetable oil for roasting - 500 ml;
• olive oil - 2 tbsp;
• seasonings, salt.
For beer batter:
• flour - 1 tbsp .;
• salt, black pepper and other spices;
• beer - 1 tbsp.
Marinate shin. To do this, salt them, pepper, add a little greens, seasonings and 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Mix well and give 40 minutes to soak the ingredients.
The meat was marinated, you can start cooking the batter. To do this, mix the flour with spices and add a glass of beer. The batter should be thick sour cream. We start cooking.
Heat the butter, put each drumstick in the batter, dip it well and put it in the pan. After the formation of golden brown, you can rotate the lower leg.
Recipe 3: Chicken in onion green batter
To prepare batter will require milk and herbs. If you are fans of mayonnaise, you can replace them with milk.
• fillet - 700 g;
• pepper; • vegetable oil.
• egg - 2 pcs .;
• milk - 1 tbsp .;
• flour - 1 tbsp. (of which 5 spoons will go for rolling meat);
• onions - 1 pc .;
• greens - to taste.
Chicken filles are better to cut into thin plates, each of which should be slightly beaten off with a hammer, but do not overdo it. Salt the meat, squeeze the lemon, we need about 3 tablespoons of juice. The meat is pickled for 30 minutes.
Go to the batter.
Finely chop the greens, you can also chop the green onions. Clean the onion and chop it in a blender. Mix greens with onions, where we break 2 eggs. Mass well whipped with a fork. Add flour (do not forget to leave 4 - 5 spoons for caving) with milk. Keel leave for 15 minutes.
Heat the oil. Pieces of meat are first rolled in flour and only then immersed in batter. Fry on both sides.
Recipe 4: Chicken in batter in the oven
To prepare a dietary and very tasty dish - chicken thighs in batter, baked in the oven, can even an aspiring cook.
• hips - 5 pcs .;
• butter - 50 g;
• flour - 5 tbsp. L .;
• egg - 2 pcs .;
Marinated meat. Divide the chicken legs along the joint, salt it, add seasoning and marinate for 30 minutes.
We take the baking dish and pour in the melted butter in the microwave.
Cooking batter - beat eggs, a pinch of salt and spices. Pour flour and breadcrumbs on separate plates.
So, each piece of meat, first dipped in an egg, then in flour, and then gently roll in breadcrumbs. Put the meat in the dish. Sent in the oven for 45 - 60 minutes.
Chicken in batter ready.
Chicken in batter - secrets and useful tips from the best chefs
• When cooking this dish, chicken must be completely thawed.
• If you want to achieve a thicker layer of crispy crust, then meat must be dipped twice in the marinade, then in the flour, again in the marinade and in the flour.